A Customer Keeps it Clean

Friday, July 18th, 2014

galyen 2At Leinbach Services, we value our customers and enjoy the relationships we develop through doing business with you. For this quarter’s customer spotlight we want to feature our valuable customer Stephen Galyen and his business, Green Gaylen Pressure Washing Services.

 

After working for Chick-fil-a and Regions Bank, Stephen realized more and more that he wanted to own his own business. In September 2013, Stephen acquired the business from a friend and made it his own. “I enjoy spending time with my wife and family,” said Stephen. “I started the Green Galyen Pressure Washing in order to be able to spend as much time with them as possible.”

 

Green Galyen Pressure Washing Services gives their customers superb pressure washing services for soft wash siding, gutters, sidewalks and playgrounds. They also do deck and wood cleaning/restoration. “I take pride in being able to offer these services while taking a ‘green-cleaning’ approach,” Stephen said. “By using high quality cleaning materials without the harsh chemicals, I can give a great clean while still being environmentally friendly.”

When Stephen isn’t busy washing away dirt and grime, he enjoys hiking, watching UT football and galyen heat pump familygoing on vacations, especially cruises, with his family. He and his wife Johanna reside in Johnson City and have a beautiful family consisting of four children, Mercy, Charity, Elijah and Judah. Stephen is also a member and deacon of Boones Creek Bible Church.

 

To learn more about Green Galyen Pressure Washing and the services they provide, visit their website at www.GreenGalyen.com or give Stephen a call at 423-794-6290.

 

Getting Your “Ducts” in a Row

Friday, June 27th, 2014

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Most homeowners only think about what they can easily see in their home. The granite counter tops, the beautiful hardwood floors, etc. But there is more to a house than just the aesthetics.

One of the things  owners should think about is the duct work connected to their heating and air conditioning system.  If the duct work is not sealed and installed properly, you could be losing up to 30% of your air flow.  Which means that cool or warm air is not getting to where you want it to. You are constantly turning your thermostat up or down, causing your heating and cooling system to work harder and your energy bill to climb.

It is important that all your ducts are sealed tightly to improve air circulation,  prevent loss of heated air and  maintain a proper balance of the system throughout the home. When installed properly, duct work should be sealed with duct mastic, a water-based adhesive or a foil tape that is made especially for duct work. Contrary to popular belief, ordinary “duct tape” is not good for taping up duct work.  It dries up  quickly because of the hot air in the duct work and the constant expansion and contraction. It will work its way off of the seams and let the warm or cool air escape into the crawl space or attic, where ever the duct work is.

Duct work should be inspected to make sure the hangers haven’t worked themselves loose or are sagging and that there are enough hangers to keep the duct work straight. It is important that the duct work is straight and not have too many bends and angles.

Another thing that you should do is make sure that the duct work in unconditioned  areas  ( areas that aren’t heated or cooled) is insulated. If the duct is in an unheated area like an attic, the warm air inside the duct warms the walls of the ducts. This heat the cold air outside the duct work which then cools the air that travels through the house.

Doing these things will cut your energy loss and costs.  We would love to make sure your “ducts” are in a row, give us a call today!

 

 

 

He Made One Mistake

Monday, June 16th, 2014

Did you know? Most warranty companies won’t cover repairs on your heating and cooling unit if theheat pump, heating, heating and air conditioning, breakdown was due to lack of maintenance. We recently had a man call in for service because his heating and air conditioning system wasn’t working. After completing a diagnostic evaluation, our technician found that the unit hadn’t been regularly maintained and was in need of some major repairs. Instead of paying a low deductible, the man ended up having to pay more than $2,000 in repairs out of his pocket because the warranty company was not responsible for coverage due to neglect of required maintenance. Unfortunately, we see that happen to customers time and time again. Let us help you from making that mistake by performing a supertune (tune-up) on your heating and cooling system twice a year! With our Comfort Club Membership program, we take the guesswork out of maintenance for you. We will come out in the spring to make sure the air conditioning side of your unit is in top shape for the summer cooling season and then come back in the fall to get the heating part of your unit ready to run efficiently in the winter heating season. By doing this, you’re giving more longevity to the life of your HVAC system, saving money on your power bill and increasing your level of comfort. Plus, you’ll have documentation of regular maintenance to provide the warranty company in the event your heating and cooling unit needs a repair. So please, don’t make the same costly mistake, give us a call and sign up for your Comfort Club Membership today! There are several other perks of being a Comfort Club Member, visit our website to learn more www.leinbachservices.com/preventive-maintenance-tune-up-join-our-comfort-club

Special Financing

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

We are offering 0% APR for 36 months*

 

Call our Comfort Consultantmary3 Mary Massarueh to obtain more information about getting approved for flexible financing  for a new heat pump, heating/ cooling system, new hot water heater or new electrical panel installation.

 

 

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Fore!!

Monday, June 2nd, 2014

golferDo you know  a golfer?   Father’s Day is just around the corner and we have a great gift idea for you! Give Leinbach Services just one referral and we will give you 2 free 18 rounds of golf with golf cart at CatTails at the Meadowview Convention Center.
So whether the golfer is your dad, brother or friend, make them happy with little effort on your part!

After your friend or family member uses our service, we will give you 2 free rounds of golf or if you think he would rather something else, check out our website for other great gifts.

What is a referral?  A referral is an act of referring someone that pays for our services.  Leinbach Services Inc. would like to reward you for suggesting our company to your friends, family and neighbors.

We can’t wait to welcome your friends to the Leinbach Services family!

 

 

Joe Wise

Monday, June 2nd, 2014

Joe Wise & Family

Joe Wise & Family

Wise Property Solutions has been a valuable customer of  Leinbach Services for almost three years and is the regions only accredited, licensed and certified condominium association management and homeowners association management company. Joe Wise established the company in 2004 after seeing a need in the community that was going unmet.

 

“As a board member in my condominium association, we had identified the need for professional management services,” Joe said. “But we were unable to locate a provider in whom we had confidence.”

 

At Wise Property Solutions, their commitment to creating communities enhances the way homeowners experience home, from condos and townhomes to premium lakefront properties and everywhere in between.

 

Clients of Wise Property Solutions receive assistance in managing three main areas: financial management, association management and facilities management. The services include planning, reports, scheduling, meetings and so much more.

 

When Joe isn’t busy overseeing the company as the general manager,  he enjoys gardening, learning magic tricks and cooking. He and his wife reside in Johnson City and have a beautiful family consisting of two sons, one daughter and a dachshund named Gracie. Joe is also a Republican candidate for County Commissioner in Washington County.joe wise dog

 

To learn more about Wise Property Solutions and the property management solutions they provide, visit their website at www.wisepropertysolutions.com

Rebates-2014

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

We are offering rebates on select new heating/cooling systems until June 2014. Call Mary our Comfort Specialist for more information.

Loved Your Experience But don’t Know What to Say?

Monday, April 7th, 2014

thumb upAre you satisfied with the service you received from Leinbach Services?

Want to leave a review praising the technician that came out but don’t know what to say?

Here are some examples of reviews that you can use to make your own. Feel free to copy and paste all or  parts of the different examples:

  1. Leinbach Services Inc. exceeded my expectations & I would highly recommend them.
  2. Leinbach Services technician (insert tech name) was informative, prompt and tidy. I trust them in my home with their professionalism and expertise.
  3. Top notch customer service and great quality work.  Leinbach Services offer a wide variety of services for all your home and building needs. It’s like having a family of experts at your fingertips. I will definitely use them again.
  4. I called Leinbach Services and they gave immediate attention to my needs.  They called me an hour before they came out, so I was able to go about my day without having to wait and wonder when they were coming.  They really do take the wait out of service. I will recommend them to all my family and friends.

Leinbach Services Inc in Tennessee is the only name you need to know when it comes to your home or office repairs & remodeling. Whether it is residential or commercial, restaurants, condo associations or out of town property owners, Leinbach Services Inc. can be your plumbing, electrical, heating & air conditioning specialist and handyman companyWe offer Special Financing  with approved credit.
You can Call 24 hours!

What is That Weird Looking Thing?

Monday, March 31st, 2014

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I was at my computer when this weird looking bug landed on my desk.  I took my coffee mug and smashed it. Then put it in the trash. After a while, I noticed that there was another one on my ceiling.

Time to go to the internet.

According to StopMSB “The brown marmorated stink bug, Halyomorpha halys (Stål), is a voracious eater that damages fruit, vegetable, and ornamental crops in North America. ” They hopped a boat from Asia. They have no known American natural predator, which is why they are spreading everywhere.  At first birds were not eating them, but scientists have started noticing that some birds are starting to eat them along with lizards.

These brown bugs can usually be found buzzing around lights, computer monitors or windows. They are looking for light and warmth. They come in through cracks in your windows and doors. Check your windows and doors, make sure  you seal around them with caulking. Also keep tree and shrub branches from touching your house. Keep firewood at least 20 feet away from the house.

To become a stink bug killing machine, you can try several things…

        1.  Over the counter pesticides. Read the label. Make sure that the chemical will kill stink bugs. Not all sprays and chemicals kill stink bugs.

       2.  Kill the bugs with dish washing detergent, bleach, or ammonia.    Fill a glass jar halfway with one of these chemicals. DO NOT mix these chemicals together! You can produce deadly fumes. You want to kill the bugs, not yourself.  Knock the stink bugs into the solution using tweezers, a popsicle stick or gloved hand.

      3. Kill the bug with wart remover. Buy a can of freeze away wart remover and spray it directly on the stink bug. The bug will freeze instantly and all you need to do is flush them down the toilet.

      4. Use a nicotine solution. Soak a pack of shredded cigarettes in 1 gallon (4 liters) of warm water. Strain the solution and mix in 2 Tbsp (30 ml) of dish detergent.

  • Fill a spray bottle with this solution and thoroughly coat the stink bug with it.
  • The liquid dish detergent allows the solution to stick to the insect more effectively, and the nicotine poisons the stink bug.
  • Wear disposable gloves as you work with the nicotine solution to avoid accidentally absorbing the poison through your skin.

    5. Vacuum them. When you have vacuumed all the bugs you can see, make sure you empty the bag into a plastic bag.  Seal up the bag so the bugs can not escape. Dispose the bag of bugs outside in your trash can.
    6. Glue Traps:  If you don’t have small children or pets, you can lay out glue traps in your windowsills, near vents, and doors. When the glue trap is full, seal them in a plastic bag and throw the bag away.

Springing into Sunshine and Produce

Friday, February 7th, 2014

As Spring quickly approaches, the sun shines, and the weather gets warmer, we feel a strong urge to be outside and breathe in fresh air. Tending to a garden is a great way to get the recommended amounts of Vitamin D, exercise, and fresh produce. If you’re a beginner, here are a few tips to get you started:

 

1. You can purchase a pre-made raised bed or spend a weekend building your own using a DIY kit found online. Ideally, each bed should be 4 feet by 4 feet. These dimensions make every plant in the bed accessible from all sides, plus it’s a perfect size for beginners. Use cardboard or wood boards as the base layer, then mulch, compost, and nutrient-rich soil on top.

 

2. There are tools online at websites like gardeners.com to help you map out where to plant the particular fruit, herbs, and veggies you choose. Plug in the dimensions of your raised bed, pick your plants, and let it do the think-work for you.

 

3. Choose your plants wisely. Tomatoes, lettuce, and pole beans grow well in a small garden. Regardless what you plant, learn the needs and requirements for sun and water before you plant. Soon, you and your family will be eating what you grow!

 

Consider a rain water barrel  with a rain chain and a compost bin while you do additional research for raised beds. If you’re a raised bed gardener seasoned pro, please pass along a tip to us!