Sewer Line Repair And Replacement in Washington, D.C.

Sewer Line Repair And Replacement in Washington, D.C.

Sewer Line Repair

Washington D.C. did not take a direct hit from Hurricane Matthew, but it was a clear reminder that storm waters can hit the area at any time. When they do, a homeowner’s sewer lines can get stressed if they are not in their best working order. Taking care of the problem before it causes major damage to your home needs to be a priority.

Some homeowners believe they can perform many plumbing repairs on their own – especially those who are the experienced, do-it-yourself types. But if you have had water problems in the past you know that water will seep into walls, floors, and anywhere else that makes it the most inconvenient for you to get at and dry up. The cost of repairing the damage can reach into the thousands of dollars.

Permanent residents of Washington D.C. need to heed the warning signs around them and contact a professional plumber to deal with sewer line repair and replacement. Doing so will reduce or completely eliminate the potential for any damage to your home. Some of the warning signs to watch for are:

Shifting soil – It a major cause of cracked or broken sewer lines. Seeing signs of shifting soil combined with drainage problems – no matter how minor – should have you pick up the phone and call a professional plumber.
Blockages of any type – If you are having consistent drainage back up problems, whether from severe grease build up or possibly a physical object blocking the flow, call to be safe rather than sorry.
Older homeowners – Older homes are more likely to be at risk of plumbing problems because the original pipes are likely to corrode or broken over years of use.

Make the call and let the professionals at SPT Plumbing come to your home and give your sewer system a thorough examination. We have the modern technology to accurately inspect and identify the problem using our camera inspection crawlers. Once we have identified the problem we are able to offer you the best solutions for your situation. There are two major possible solutions:

Digging up your property with a backhoe and removing/replacing the sewer line. This method is usually a last resort. There are a number of factors that must be taken into consideration to determine if this is possible. The goal of the plumbing company is to create a permanent fix.
Using what are called trenchless methods for sewer pipe repair. Most properties can use these methods, though the condition of the property and pipeline must be right. Trenchless methods repair the sewer line from the inside by putting a pipe within a pipe.

Trenchless methods are preferred by both plumbers and homeowners.

Low Cost – Two basic costs come with backhoe digging: the cost of the repair or replacement and the cost to replace the landscape.
Less Time –Trenchless methods can be completed in a number of hours with no disruption of the homeowner’s lifestyle.

There are times when digging is the only option. The most important part of the decision will be that you make sure the final result will be one that will last you for years, perhaps for the remainder of your lifetime. Future sewer line problems are possible for any number of reasons, but following your plumber’s recommendations significantly reduce the need for future repairs. If required, they likely will be able to be done using trenchless methods.

You will likely have to have a permit from your local municipality before digging starts. The cost of the permit will be added to your total cost for the replacement, which varies depending on your location. It can be as little as a few hundred dollars or as high as several thousand dollars. These extra costs are very good reasons to call a professional examination of your sewer line – before things get worse.

SPT Plumbing in Washington D.C. is experienced and knowledgeable in the area of sewer line repair and replacement. We are able to provide you with the best information and advice on how to repair or replace any damaged sewer line. Sewer lines should be considered to be a high priority since any backed up waste water or unseen leakage can create a health hazard to you and your family. Call us to schedule an appointment to visit your home and assess the problem.

Celebration FL Homes: Garage Apartments

Celebration FL Homes: Garage Apartments

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Many people fall into the trap of assuming that others have all of the same knowledge that they do, but that often is not the case. I am guilty of this time and time again. As someone who works and lives in Celebration, FL, I obviously know an inordinate amount about the area and homes here, and often times I assume that my clients do as well.

Celebration FL Homes have some rather unique features, and I realized that most people are unaware of one of the most popular: Garage Apartments. Some of the homes are built with full apartments over the garage. By full apartment, I mean they have a kitchen, bedroom, and bathroom. They are equipped as a separate dwelling unit. This was something I have only ever seen in a couple of other areas, and it offers the home owner several interesting options.

Garage apartments range in size as the garages themselves vary. You can see anything from a 500 square foot studio apartment over a 2 car garage to a 1200 square foot 2 bedroom apartment over a 4 car garage. Many people initially are not sure what to do with these spaces, but there are a variety of great ways to utilize them to the homeowner’s advantage.

First and foremost, the homeowner can use them as a rental property. Garage apartments are in high demand, and the homeowner can expect to get anywhere from $700-­‐$1400 per month depending on the size and the utilities included. This can be a significant amount of the monthly mortgage on the property.
Secondly, people use them for extended family. Whether they are guest or live with the homeowners full time, the garage apartment allows each party to have privacy and a space of their own.

A new trend that I have noticed amongst some of my clients, is to use the garage apartment as a vacation home and rent out the main house. This may seem strange at first, but many people have been buying their retirement homes now even if they don’t plan to make the move for a few years. If they rent the main house until they move permanently, they can cover the monthly carrying costs of the home in most cases.

A great home with a garage apartment is 1115 Rush Street. This home features a wonderful floor plan with a first floor master suite; 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and a loft upstairs, an office, a fenced backyard, and lastly a garage apartment with its own entrance. This is a studio apartment that would rent for approximately $700-­‐800 per month. The homes is listed at a great price of $515,000 or $151 per square foot.

If you would like to know more about Celebration FL real estate, garage apartments in Celebration, or this Celebration home in particular, feel free to contact me any time.

7 Outdoor Workouts To Enjoy The Summer Sun

7 Outdoor Workouts To Enjoy The Summer Sun

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If you’re fortunate enough to have scored one of the Fort Lauderdale apartments like Port Royale, you know that the South Florida sunshine is one amenity you can enjoy year round. The Fort Lauderdale, FL apartments include plenty of ways to be active on the property, too. Here are ten outdoor workouts for Port Royale apartments residents to enjoy the summer sun in picturesque Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

1. Running The Beach

As a Port Royale resident, the beach is only steps away. You’ll enjoy waterfront living that includes easy and fast access to one of the most beautiful beaches in the country. In the morning, jog in the presence of breathtaking sunrises.

2. Playing Racquetball

Take advantage of the onsite racquetball court at Port Royale. You’ll find plenty of neighbors to hit up for a competitive or purely for fun game of racquetball.

3. Swimming

Swimming is one of the best cardio exercises in the world, and at the Port Royale apartments in Fort Lauderdale, you’ll be able to choose between two crystal blue swimming pools.

4. Walking

The community at Port Royale is surrounded by walking paths. Right outside your front door, just head to the path and walk the path once, twice or more. Go with a buddy to catch up on the latest news in Fort Lauderdale while you get your outdoor workout.

5. Yoga

Learn how to practice yoga at the yoga studio at Port Royale apartments. Then bring your mat and drinking water outside to practice your techniques under the wide open sky.

6. Visit Downtown

Downtown is just minutes away from your waterfront apartment in Fort Lauderdale. Prepare to shop and be entertained, because there’s plenty to be attracted by in this South Florida locale. By the end of the day, you will have gotten more than your fair share of an outdoor workout.

7. Play Tennis

Nearby public tennis courts, make this sport a must in Fort Lauderdale. Practice your swing and perfect your serve under the sun or under the lights after dusk.

As a resident in the Port Royale apartments in Fort Lauderdale, you’ll enjoy breathtaking views of the waterfront that local homeowners pay millions of dollars see. Why not contact us today to take a look at some of our spacious floor plans? You’ll be glad you did!

American Independent Party of California and Oregon Independent Party

American Independent Party of California and Oregon Independent Party

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It’s 2016, and election season is now upon us. Many have watched the continuing antics of the old parties with alarm as our world descends into chaos. Where are our real leaders? Where is our hope? It’s easy to tune out and turn off to the whole process. Why vote?

Of course, that’s what the enemies of Freedom hope you’ll do. Go back to sleep, or simply give up. The old parties are counting on apathy and ignorance. They know that, “The Wicked Prosper, when Good People do nothing.” Thankfully, we still have a little time to awaken, engage in the process and make a difference!

A year ago, I did not think I would be running for President of the U.S.A. today. That all changed when I received a call from California, and was asked to run. After much prayer, discussion and thought, I decided to do it.

After all, I meet ALL Constitutional requirements for President of The United States. Life is short and I don’t see any other candidates out there that I can support at this time. I will boldly uphold our Judeo-Christian heritage and biblical Faith in the public arena. I will do this through common sense, consistency, courage and commitment to the Rule of Law.  I am grateful to appear in the California ballot under the American Independent Party.

Campaign expenses include travel, the website, social media outreach, mail, phone calls and petitioning and ballot drives. As you know, no campaign is a one man show. It is a team built by all those who contribute their time, treasure or talent. Join our team today, we need your help now!

I am honored and humbled to be a candidate for the nomination of the AIP CA and IPO in 2016. I realize that not everyone will have this opportunity, and this may be the only time for me. I am committed to promote our ideals of Liberty, as articulated in the United States Declaration of Independence and the Constitution as originally understood.

I ask you to support my campaign for President of the United States. I will faithfully carry forth the message of Constitutional Liberty and Government Restraint. With your help, we can make a difference in the restoration of our beloved Republic.

A Brief History of the Alaska Constitution Party (ACP)

A Brief History of the Alaska Constitution Party (ACP)

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The Alaska Constitution Party (ACP) has continued to grow steadily since its inception in October 2010.  It is an official affiliate of the national Constitution Party, and has three national delegate votes.  It took some time before the voter registration forms across the state showed the ACP as a voter registration option.  Many old voter registration forms continue(d) to be used across Alaska.  Latest monthly figures of 10/03/13, show an increase of 4% in membership.  The Constitution Party has been running candidates for President and Vice-President in Alaska since 1992 when founder Howard Phillips first ran.  The Party was then known as the American Taxpayers Party.

Phillips also ran in Alaska in 1996 under the ATP label. In 2000, Phillips ran in Alaska under the Constitution Party banner, as the party had changed its name to the Constitution Party at that time.  Afterwards, the Constitution Party was given the ballot line for President & Vice President by the Alaskan Independence Party (AIP) for the 2004 and 2008 Presidential elections.  In 2010,  the need to officially form an Alaska Constitution Party became apparent.

In 2012, the Constitution Party candidates for President, Virgil Goode and Vice President, James Clymer had to run in Alaska as write-in candidates.  The Alaska Constitution Party has embarked upon a two pronged party building strategy of increasing its overall voter registration numbers and fielding candidates.  In 2014, J.R.Myers is running as the Alaska Constitution Party candidate for Governor of Alaska.  J.R. is running a serious campaign, and hopes to prevail in a crowded and divided field.  Once the ACP gains more than 3% of the vote for Alaska Governor in the 2014 General Election, the ACP will be reclassified from a Political Group to a Political Party.  This means that its candidates will no longer have to petition to appear on the ballot.

Campaign 2016 Issues & Positions

Campaign 2016 Issues & Positions

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Preamble The goal of the Constitution Party is to restore American government to its Biblical foundations as enumerated in the Declaration of Independence and Constitution of the United States, which together establish a Republic, administered by elected representatives, to protect Life, Liberty and Property under rule of law.

Sanctity of Life We affirm the God-given legal personhood of all human beings from fertilization to natural death, without exception. Legalizing the termination of innocent life, born or unborn, is a direct violation of their unalienable right to life. We oppose legalization of euthanasia, infanticide and suicide.

Bring Government Back Home The closer government is to the people, the more responsible, responsive, and accountable it is likely to be.

We pledge to work to restore to the States and to the people their rightful control over legislative, judicial, executive, and regulatory functions not constitutionally delegated to the federal government.

Character and Moral Conduct Our party leaders and public officials must display exemplary qualities of honesty, integrity, reliability, moral uprightness, fidelity, prudence, temperance, justice, fortitude, self-restraint, courage, kindness, and compassion. If they cannot be trusted in private life, neither can they be trusted in public life.

Congressional Reform Congress must be held accountable to the people and obedient to the Constitution, repealing all delegation of legislative powers to regulatory agencies, private organizations, international agencies, the President, and the judiciary.

Conscription Compulsory government service is incompatible with individual liberty. We oppose imposition of the draft, registration, compulsory military training or any other form of compulsory government service.

Constitutional Convention We affirm the original text of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, and oppose any attempt to call for a constitutional convention, for any purpose whatsoever, because it cannot be limited to any single issue.

Copyrights and Patents We oppose the unconstitutional transfer of authority over copyright and patent policy from Congress to other agencies, foreign or domestic, and favor vigorous efforts to protect the interests of owners in their copyrights and patents.

Cost of Big Government Only those duties, functions, and programs specifically assigned to the federal government by the Constitution should be funded.

We call for a rapid systematic elimination of federal debt.

Crime, in most cases, is to be dealt with by state and local governments. We favor the right of states and localities to execute criminals convicted of capital crimes, to require restitution for the victims of criminals, and that juries be fully informed of their right to nullify the law.

Defense A primary obligation of the federal government is to provide for the common defense. We oppose unilateral disarmament and dismemberment of America’s defense infrastructure.

Domestic Federal Aid Domestic federal “aid” not authorized by the Constitution is not only illegal, it is immoral.

Drug Abuse We uphold the right of states and localities to restrict access to drugs and to enforce such restrictions.

Education We support the unimpeded right of parents to provide for the education of their children in the manner they deem best. The federal government has absolutely no jurisdiction concerning the education of our children.

Election Reform Each citizen has a right to seek office in accordance with qualifications set forth in federal and state constitutions. We seek to restore an electoral process controlled at the state and local levels, and urge an end to electronic or mechanical voting processes.

Electoral College We encourage states to eliminate the “general ticket” system and return to the procedure intended by the Framers.

Energy We call for eliminating the Department of Energy.

Environment We support realistic efforts to preserve the environment and reduce pollution – air, water, and land. We reject, however, the argument that this objective ought to be pursued by costly governmental interference.

Executive Orders We oppose the use of Presidential executive orders to make law or otherwise usurp the authority of Congress.

Family Marriage between one man and one woman is the foundation of the family, and fundamental in maintaining a stable, healthy and prosperous social order.

We recognize that parents have the right and responsibility to nurture, educate, and discipline their children.

Foreign Policy The United States is a free and sovereign republic which should strive to live in peaceful commerce with all nations without interfering in their internal affairs, and without permitting their interference in ours. We oppose interventionist policy, and call upon the President and Congress to commence a systematic withdrawal from treaties and agreements which hold the potential to plunge America into foreign wars or deprive United States citizens of their rights under the United States Constitution.

Gambling We oppose government sponsorship, involvement in, or promotion of gambling, such as lotteries, or subsidization of Native American casinos in the name of economic development.

Government/ Private Partnership We oppose public-private partnerships and call for a return to the true “free enterprise” system.

Gun Control We uphold the right of the citizen to keep and bear arms as inherent in the right of self defense, defense of the family, defense against tyranny, as well as to help preserve the independence of the nation.

Health Care and Government The Constitution has no provision to regulate or restrict access to medical care, supplies or treatments; therefore we oppose government regulation of medicine and advocate eliminating the federal Food and Drug Administration.

Immigration We affirm the integrity of the international borders of the United States and the constitutional authority and duty of the federal government to guard and protect those borders, including the regulation of the numbers and qualifications of immigrants into the country.

The Judiciary We support Congressional enforcement of the constitutional rule of good behavior and to restrain judicial activism by properly removing offending judges through the process of impeachment.

Money and Banking We support a debt free, interest free money system. We oppose fractional reserve banking and would repeal the Federal Reserve Act, restoring control of our money to Congress and reverting Federal Reserve Banks to be clearing houses only.

Personal and Private Property Security We affirm the Fourth Amendment right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects against unreasonable searches and seizures including registration, general and unwarranted electronic surveillance, national computer databases, and national identification cards.

Pornography, Obscenity and Sexually Oriented Businesses We call on local, state and federal governments to uphold our right to free speech by enforcing laws against obscenity.

Religious Freedom Our Constitution grants no authority to the federal government either to grant or deny the religious expressions of the people.

Social Security The Constitution grants no authority to the federal government to administrate a Social Security system. We advocate phasing out the Social Security program, while continuing to meet the obligations already incurred under the system.

State Sovereignty Our federal republic was created by joint action of the several states. The federal government has no authority to mandate policies relating to state education, natural resources, transportation, private business, housing, health care, ad infinitum.

Statehood We acknowledge that each state’s membership in the Union is voluntary, and support the equal footing doctrine that all states enter the Union as co-equal with the original thirteen states.

Tariffs and Trade We oppose the unconstitutional transfer of authority over trade policy from Congress to agencies, foreign or domestic, which exercise policy-setting functions, and insist on the withdrawal of the United States from agreements and treaties wherein agencies other than Congress improperly assume responsibility for establishing American trade policies.

Taxes We support a tariff based revenue system, which was the policy during most of our nation’s history. We would abolish the Internal Revenue Service and oppose any flat-rate tax, national sales tax, or value added tax proposals being promoted as improvements. To the degree that excises and tariffs on foreign products are insufficient to cover the legitimate costs of government, we will offer an apportioned “state-rate tax” in which the responsibility for covering unmet obligations will be divided among the several states in accordance with their proportion of the total population.

Terrorism and Personal Liberty We oppose violent acts of sedition, treason and guerilla warfare on U.S. soil. Individuals responsible for acts of terrorism, as well as the organizations and governments that condone them must be punished for their crimes, including the infliction of capital punishment where appropriate.

We oppose legislation and executive action that deprive the people of their Fourth and Fifth Amendments rights under claims of necessity to “combat terrorism” or to “protect national security.”

Veterans We appreciate the contributions of our servicemen and veterans to the preservation of American freedom, and will continue to recognize their contributions to the national welfare by providing equitable pay and benefits to our military personnel, and generous health, education, and other benefits to veterans.

Welfare Charity, and provision of welfare to those in need, is not a constitutional responsibility of the government. We encourage individuals, families, churches, civic groups and other private organizations to help those in need.

 1.) Issue>>>  2.) Action>>>  3.) /Result/Savings/Cost

 The People of The United States of America perish for lack of a vision.  >>>  We Must Return to The WORD of G-d.  >>>  G-d will Bless those who sincerely seek, acknowledge and honor HIM.

 Right to Life.  >>>  Protect the Unborn.  >>>  Priceless – Human lives saved.

 Political Welfare  >>>>  Eliminate publicly funded political party primaries.  Return candidate selection process to the parties to organize and fund.  >>>  Savings  $$$ (Millions)

 Bloated & Unsustainable budgets.  We cannot afford the size of government.  >>>  Implement an immediate hiring freeze of ALL NONESSENTIAL staff, implement staff reduction by attrition and encourage early retirement.

Corporations Are Not People!  >>>  I support the, “We The People,” pledge.  >>>  Only Human Beings have Human Rights!

Oathkeepers  >>>  I  have pledged to defend our Constitution against ALL Enemies, both foreign and domestic.  >>>  Let’s restore and uphold the Rule of Law!

Unaffordable & Senseless Projects.  >>>

Uncertain economic climate.  >>>

Expensive overcrowded prisons.  >>>  Review and release all appropriate non-violent offenders and reduce staffing patterns accordingly.  >>>  $$$(Researching cost savings)  Restored lives, families and communities.