Archive for May, 2018

Making a Positive Impact in the Community with Special Olympics

May 29, 2018

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For five years running, Lee Company’s Annual Golf Tournament benefiting Special Olympics TN Williamson County has been one of our pinnacle events. This year had its share of high fives, long drives, great food, and fellowship.

“As a local organization that provides the opportunity for those with intellectual disabilities to excel in 13 different sports, it is an honor to have Lee Company do so much for us through this golf outing,” said Jon Stephenson, Area Director. “We are beyond blessed to have them along with all the sponsors and golfers support Special Olympics TN Williamson County.”

With the help of sponsors, friends, and customers, more than $216,000 has been raised over the past five years for this organization that is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.

Thank you to our 2018 Gold Medal sponsors:

  • Ed’s Supply Company Inc.
  • Ferguson
  • Layton Construction
  • M.J. Harris Construction Services, LLC
  • Mechanical Resource Group
  • Nashville Predators
  • Pinnacle Financial Partners
  • Purity Moosic City Dairy Dash
  • ESa
  • Care Supply

Thanks to our food sponsors, Corky’s and Select Foods, to all the golfers who participated, and to all our dedicated volunteers!

Coming Together for a Cause

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Ten Special Olympics athletes joined this year’s event, and everyone enjoyed meeting the athletes and hearing their stories. Special Olympics of Williamson County also shared that the funds raised at the tournament will help send two swimmers, one bowler and one powerlifter to the 2018 USA Games in Seattle and one swimmer to the 2019 World Games in Abu Dhabi!

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The 17th hole at the Governors Club in Brentwood was as popular as ever this year. Eric Wilson, a returning athlete, was at the hole to make the putt first for each team and he sank a 30-foot putt!

We’re proud to host this event each year and to make an impact on the lives of the athletes. If you’ve never attended a Special Olympics event, we encourage you to check one out and join us next year for this great event.

What to Expect During a Home Electrical Inspection

May 09, 2018

What to expect during a Lee Company Home Maintenance Plan home electrical inspection

Our homes’ electrical systems are largely invisible, yet they arguably can be the most critical. When electrical systems are ignored for too long, they can put our homes in danger. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) cites electrical problems as the most common cause of property damage in home structure fires across the U.S.

As  part of our Home Maintenance Plan, Lee Company offers yearly electrical inspections to customers because we’d rather spot any issues (including improper wiring, corrosion, or other hazards) before they become dangerous.

What to expect during an inspection

Your electrician will first and foremost want to make sure your home is safely wired and that everything is in order. Three important elements of a safety check include checking for code violations, inspecting your fuse box or circuit box, and testing voltage and surge protection across the system. Lee Company technicians perform the following checks on every inspection:

  1. Verify voltage check on all phases
  2. Visually inspect panel/bus condition
  3. Visually inspect breaker condition
  4. Verify that ground is present and is inspected
  5. Verify that GFCI protection is present
  6. Test all safety devices for functionality
  7. Check that arc fault protection is present and functioning
  8. Inspect and tighten all panel connections
  9. Check to verify that the surge system is present and functional
  10. Check smoke detectors to make sure they are functioning properly
  11. Check all CO sensors
  12. Perform an attic visual inspection to identify possible hazards/code violations
  13. Perform a crawl/basement inspection to identify possible hazard/code violations

We also inspect your electrical service entrance to make sure it is securely attached to the side of your home and free from damage or defect. Following the inspection, your professional will put in writing anything they recommend to be fixed, and can provide an estimate for the work.

What you can do on your own

While it’s best to leave the actual electrical work to trained professionals, there are a few things you can do on your own to ensure things are running safely.

Check smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors – Just press the test button on your alarm and after a second or two it will make a loud siren or alert.

Perform a visual inspection of your circuit breaker or fuse box – Check for signs of charring or for loose circuits.

Test GFCI outlets – Manually test the reset or test button on your outlets to make sure they shut off and turn back on.

You can do these few things on your own, but if your home has had any DIY electrical work, it’s important to have a professional check for mistakes. According to the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), inadequate or improper home wiring is a leading cause of accidental electrocutions.

Worry-free protection with a Lee Company Home Maintenance Plan

After our electricians complete your inspection, they will schedule your next appointment with you so you can sleep with peace of mind knowing your electrical systems are in trusted hands. Even better, we’ll send you a postcard reminder with your scheduled date of service so you don’t forget it’s coming up. No more trying to find the time to fit home maintenance into your schedule.

It pays to have a plan for your home’s most critical systems, and Lee Company Home Maintenance Plan is the best in the business. For as little as $99 a year, you can receive annual inspections of your air conditioning, heating, plumbing, and electrical systems. As a member, you’ll also receive priority service and a discount on service calls in case you need us for anything else, and you’ll never pay emergency rates. Call us today to learn how you can become a member.

What to Expect During a Home Plumbing Inspection

May 03, 2018

What to expect during a home plumbing inspection, part of the Lee Company home maintenance plan

As a homeowner, it can be easy to overlook all of the moving parts in our house — HVAC, plumbing, electrical, appliances — until they break down. Staying on top of all your home’s systems, however, helps ensure things will continue to run smoothly and save you from costly breakdowns.

As part of Lee Company’s Home Maintenance Plan, members receive a comprehensive annual plumbing inspection. There is no better way to stay safe and comfortable in your home than by having a Lee Company professional take care of what’s most important to you.

Why plumbing inspections are important

Professional inspections have a couple major benefits compared to attempting to perform them yourself. You can count not only on a plumber’s experience and expertise if they do find something amiss, but also have them worry about the things you probably don’t want to deal with.

For many homeowners, the parts they are happy to pass off include things like checking pipes under the house or dealing with annoying toilet flappers and slow-draining sinks. Or for those who don’t mind the small jobs but aren’t comfortable tackling bigger problems, professional inspections ensure your water heater is tested and flushed regularly, and that your outdoor pipes are properly insulated against winter freezes. Top to bottom, a quality inspection can save quite a headache.

What to expect

A quality home plumbing inspection will include checks anywhere water runs through your house. This includes sinks, toilets, tubs, lines, and pipes. Underneath and outside of your house, our plumbers will check both pipes and hydrants for leaks, as well as check for proper support to ensure anti-freeze protection.

Toilets and water heaters get additional inspection. Toilets will have their water levels, flappers, and filler mechanisms checked. Water heaters will receive water temperature checks and have pressure relief valves and pipes tested before being flushed.

What to do in between inspections

If you see any leaks, call a professional as soon as possible. Water can be the single most destructive force on a house and should be addressed quickly.

Otherwise, prevention is the best medicine. Take your plumber’s advice in insulating exterior pipes so you aren’t hit with a frozen pipe in the winter. Understand that fixtures, washers, and sealers all have a lifespan. If your home hasn’t seen any updates in your lifetime, stay on the lookout for small leaks that may start to develop, and start planning now about what you might do in case something does break down. It’s always best to be prepared.

Worry-free protection with a Home Maintenance Plan

Our plumbers will schedule your next appointment with you once your inspection is complete so you can sleep with peace of mind knowing your plumbing is in trusted hands. Even better, we’ll send you a postcard reminder with your scheduled date of service so you don’t forget it’s coming up. No more trying to find the time to fit home maintenance into your schedule.

It pays to have a plan for your home’s most critical systems, and Lee Company Home Maintenance Plans are the best in the business. For as little as $99 a year, you can receive annual inspections on your air conditioning, heating, plumbing, and electrical systems. As a member, you’ll also receive priority service, a discount on service calls, parts, and labor, and you’ll never pay emergency rates. Contact us today to learn how you can become a member.

 

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