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( -- January 13, 2016) Seattle, WA -- A new website designed to help owners of large yards find lawn and landscaping services that cater to big and upscale yards is online today.

The Estate Lawn Care website provides advice in selecting a lawn service that understands the desires of upscale and large property owners.

The site's editor, Sam DeMars, said her new site fills a void.

"This website is for the homeowner who wants to hire one of the best lawn services in their city, but doesn't really know which one that is," stated DeMars, "We provide a short list of companies that tend to go above and beyond the level of service offered by most local lawn care companies."

"Look, there's lots of guys who will come out and mow your yard," continued DeMars, "But for property owners who are very particular about how their home and yard looks, they only want to hire a lawn crew who has a certain level of experience with keeping a lawn looking great."

"Let's be honest, some homeowners are just really fussy when it comes to their yards. They expect a lot from the people they hire to take care of it," she said, "They're willing to pay more in order to get the level of service they want, but they can also be more demanding too."

Matching a Demanding Property Owner With the Right Service

While it might seem obvious that any lawn care service would like to get clients that pay more than others do, DeMars stated that this always the case.

"Many lawn care companies prefer to deal with just the average kind of property owner," DeMars said, "They want to work with property owners who aren't very fussy. They don't want a property owner to carefully inspect their completed work or to make complaints or demand they come back and correct their earlier work. They prefer to get to the work site, get the job done as fast as possible and move on to the next one. I mean, they still try to do a good job, but they don't want to put in a lot of extra time just to make a fussy property owner happy."

"Not all lawn services are alike. Some do a decent job, but you can never get them on the phone. Some of them show up on a regular schedule, and yet other services, well, you never know when they are going to show up," concluded DeMars, "Our site showcases the services that answer the phone or call you back right away. They also behave professionally and treat your yard with the level of respect you ask for. They aren't the least expensive companies in town. In fact, they are usually the most expensive. But they are also among the highest-quality services too."

DeMars mentioned that because their site is still new, some cities on the site don't have any company listings yet, but they will soon. For details, you can visit or visit the Spokane page.

About Estate Lawn Care is a new online tool designed to help owners of large and upscale yards find the right lawn care service in their area.

Source: Newswire Lawn Care Article

( -- January 4, 2016) Seattle, WA -- A new website designed to help homeowners find heating repair services is now online.

The Emergency Furnace Repair website launched with the intent of providing information and guidance to homeowners in Washington State who have a heating system that has suddenly stopped working. The site offers some advice as to who to contact in their area who may be able to travel out to their home and get their furnace operating again.

The website's publisher, Samantha DeMars, said that her new site is set up in a way for visitors to browse local heating repair shops in any of the bigger Washington cities.

"We constructed this website to help out that homeowner who wakes up in the morning wondering why it's so cold in their house, and then realizes that their furnace isn't working," stated DeMars, "Most people understand that they have to call someone, but they aren't sure who to call."

"Most homeowners will end up picking a heating repair company almost at random from the listings they see online or from their phone book, if they still have one of those books lying around," continued DeMars, "But not all HVAC repair services are really set up to promptly handle a lot of unexpected repair jobs. Most of them don't have the manpower to perform repair jobs at night or on the weekends."

"Our site's job is to figure out which companies have the best organization and resources to handle emergency calls," she said, "We want to come up with a short list of good services so the homeowner has a much easier decision to make when they are trying to determine who to call."

Furnaces Stop Working When You Need Them the Most

Heating repair companies like to sign homeowners up for routine maintenance agreements so they can visit those homeowners and work on their systems during the warmer months when they aren't busy, DeMars said, but even routine maintenance can't prevent many unexpected failures.

"Furnaces never seem to break when you don't need them very much. They don't seem to stop working in April or October, they always go out between November and March," DeMars said, "A lot of heating systems break down during the first cold front of the year, and it happens to homeowners all at the same time, so HVAC companies often get a bunch of calls on the same day."

"Even if a repair shop offers emergency service, there are limitations to their service. Homeowners have to be reasonable about it," concluded DeMars, "For example, if you call someone at midnight and you request a service call, that company isn't going to dispatch someone out to your home before morning. They will do their best to prioritize the calls they get and to act on them as fast as they can, but if they get a rash of service calls on any one day, someone will have to end up waiting. The homeowner will just have to be a little patient."

DeMars mentioned that her site is still new, so it may be a while until each city has a good short list of recommended services.

About Emergency Furnace Repair is a new online tool that is designed to help homeowners locate a heating repair company that can fix their furnace fast. For details, you can visit Or you can visit the Bellevue page here.

Source: Newswire Furnace and Heating Article

( -- December 1, 2015) Seattle, WA -- A new website designed to help out people who want to get a small dent in their car repaired is now live on the Web.

The Ding-Repairs website has launched with some basic tips on how to find a service that will remove your car's dent as quickly, easily and cheaply as possible. The site hopes to help car owners choose a repair company that is different from the typical auto body repair shop that performs bigger repair jobs.

The website's editor, Sam DeMars, said the Ding-Repairs site is designed right now just for car owners in Washington State, but that she expects the site to grow to include other states as time goes by.

"Most car owners end up getting a small dent at some time," stated DeMars, "And that's especially true if you live in Seattle and don't have a garage. The streets are so narrow and parking is so challenging, dents and scratches are almost expected. Fortunately, some of these smaller dents can be knocked out without having to replace any parts or to do any painting."

"There are some companies that are in the sole business of doing paintless dent repair," continued DeMars, "And most of them offer mobile service, which means they bring their service van right to your vehicle, rather than having you drive to a service center. This is a tremendous benefit for most vehicle owners. These mobile dent repair companies may be able to work on the owner's car while they are at work, out shopping, or even at home."

According to DeMars, the two biggest reasons people choose one of the paintless dent repair services are the cost and convenience they offer.

"These dent repair companies normally charge so much less than the full-service auto body shops charge, so that makes them pretty popular with car owners," DeMars said, "Plus they offer a mobile service, which means you don't have to drive your car to a shop and leave it there for a few days. That's a big advantage for these types of companies."

"These repair companies can't make every repair. They aren't set up to be able to fix every car. They will tell you if your car's situation is something they cannot get done," concluded DeMars, "That being said, all you have to do is call them and maybe send them a photo of your vehicle. They'll let you know their opinion."

"Our site has come up with a few dent repair companies local car owners can call if they are in this situation," she said, "Depending upon which area of the state you live in, you should be able to find one that will help you out."

DeMars concluded by saying the site is new and still being worked on, so it may be a little while until each city (like the Seattle page) has a complete list of suggested repair companies. For details, you can visit

About Ding-Repairs is a new online tool designed to help car owners find paintless dent repair services in Washington State.

Source: Newswire Car Dent Article

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