Urban farming is on the rise, and that means that your city neighbor may be raising chickens or planting a rooftop garden. Some bigger city farm organizations may also be planting rows of crops for people to enjoy, or to help out inner city kids (as many cities currently do). While urban farming is great and really important, there are some aspects of the urban farm that a lot of people starting these outfits never consider prior to setting up shop.
One of the problems urban farmers that have large spaces face is how to handle farm equipment when it comes to making a move. Even the biggest rooftop farms have some kind of equipment, and moving anything of this sort requires a special hand and some definite expertise.
First: Work Out the Permits
You can’t simply throw a massive piece of farm machinery on a flatbed truck and head down the highway. In most cities, moving large pieces of equipment that can spill over into another lane requires a special permit. Find out if you need this permit before you move, or you could be looking at a hefty fine — and no farm equipment at your new place before you get that permit.
On the other hand, if you just want to drive a tractor down a road that’s not a highway, you can usually do so without a permit (but it’s still worth checking!). What if you want to tow a piece of equipment? Can you do this without a permit? The answer is that it depends on where you are towing. If you are towing on a major highway, then you need a permit. If you are towing on a side road, you probably don’t need a permit. Then again, you do need a permit for most things in any city, so keep this in mind. You may also want to buy some “Wide Load” signs just in case!
Next: Think about the Fragility
Some farm equipment is really fragile. If you have special water systems for your rooftop farm, or a very expensive piece of equipment that you have to be very careful to transport, you do not want to move these items haphazardly. It is highly recommended that you call movers in Boulder, CO if you plan to move farm equipment in this area. Professional movers will be able to tell you whether or not they can move fragile and expensive equipment, or whether you need a special kind of mover to help make this trip.
The benefit to hiring professionals is that a company that’s both insured and bonded is liable for any kind of move that they make. So, if your equipment winds up damaged in a move, you can simply go back to the company and claim any damages that way. Companies that specialize in these types of moves have insurance for these reasons.
Finally: What About Your Plants?
Plants of any kind are extremely fragile. If you’ve been working with and growing plants for some time now, you know just how picky they can be. Some plants might not appreciate a long move without proper care, and proper care means hiring movers with the right equipment to transport your plants without any harm being done to them. Once again, this kind of move requires a special team of movers that have experience handling fragile plants.
How You Can Prepare Your Longmont Movers
Even the most specialized of movers need instructions when it comes to something as important as transporting fragile plants or how to move certain equipment. It’s advisable that you have someone from your staff explain to your moving team how to accurately and precisely move equipment or plants from one location to the next. With proper care instructions, your plants and equipment can be moved without harm, and you can set up shop somewhere new with all of your important items in place.
It takes a lot to move a farm, which is why many farmers never move! But today’s urban farms move regularly due to space and other issues. Knowing how to move your equipment by getting the right permits and operating with a moving team that you can trust will make all the difference. As an experienced moving company in Fort Collins, Exodus Moving and Storage is ready for you if you need help moving your farm. To find out more about our services, call us today to schedule an appointment, or to ask us any questions that you may have.
You can also find us on Facebook if you want to connect with us there and ask questions on our Facebook page. You can trust the team at Exodus to move anything you have in mind expertly, on time, and right the first time!
Moving to Boulder soon? Before you move, or right after you move, you will want to clean your new place. You could hire a cleaning company to work on your new home for you, or you could do the tasks yourself and save a lot of money. If you have started to look for cleaning companies, you’ve probably noticed that many of these companies now boast using eco-friendly cleaning products. Why? Because eco-friendly is important to many people — and it’s also a good way for cleaning companies to charge more!
But you don’t have to spend a fortune on new eco products with high price tags in order to clean your place the green way. If you do want to make sure that your home is cleaned with green in mind, here are some top tips to cleaning the eco-friendly way.
Polish Your Wooden Furniture
Most wood polish is made from oil, but the polish that’s sold en masse is often loaded with chemicals. To avoid the harsh fumes and environmental impact, simply mix some olive oil with a bit of lemon juice. The lemon juice will help remove any stains, and the olive oil will nourish the wood providing the moisture that your furniture currently lacks.
Clean Your Floors The Right Way
Have you noticed how many floor polishing products currently line store shelves? It’s enough to make anyone’s head spin! Instead of choosing a product that’s loaded with chemicals and toxic fumes, you can wash floors effectively with a mixture of water and vinegar. Vinegar is a really strong and effective cleaning agent, and it’s a great way to clean your floors while also adding some sparkle. Don’t use vinegar on soft floors like rugs, but use it on wood, tile, and ceramic.
Make that Glass Shine
You don’t need a product like Windex to make your windows shine. All you need is an empty spray bottle that includes a mixture of lemon juice and water. Simply mix the two together, grab a rag, and get to work on any glass surfaces. You’ll be surprised at how quickly your windows and mirrors shine with just a bit of homemade window cleaner!
What You’ll Need
In order to make any of the eco-friendly concoctions listed above, you will need a few empty spray bottles, various rags for different cleaning purposes, a clean mop for floors, and some dry rags to use to wipe up moisture or to use to polish wooden furniture. You will also need some lemons, some vinegar, and a few other household items — stuff that you probably already have in your home anyway! There are a lot of excellent green cleaning tips that can be found online too, so do your homework and find cheaper ways to clean while also going green — no cleaning company required!
Movers in Greeley, CO
If you are looking for a moving company to help you get to your new place simple and easily, Exodus Moving and Storage is here for you. Exodus offers full service moving options (including packing and unpacking), and we can also move you long distance if that’s what you have in mind. As movers in Fort Collins, CO, Exodus has years of experience moving all kinds of items to many different places. We know that you probably have questions about our moving service and our rates, so feel free to call us today for a free estimate.
Exodus can also be found on Facebook, and we’d love to know what your best green cleaning tips are. Do you have some eco-friendly cleaning ideas that you want to share? Leave us a note here or on our Facebook page!
There’s a lot that goes into moving a business from the actual packing to figuring out how to reconnect all of those devices once you do move. The best way to get through an office move is to hire a professional moving company to help you with the bulk of your furniture and equipment (after all, you don’t want a friend or employee dropping that thousand dollar computer!). But you’ll need to orchestrate the move with your employees and office managers too — take a look at these office moving tips to make your move a smooth one.
- Start by talking to your office managers or pod leaders. Let them know when the move will take place, and what you expect each group to do. You can then delegate those tasks to the managers, and they can further tell other employees what has to be done to complete the move.
- Hold an office meeting, and let your entire team know what is expected of them during the move. If possible, try to keep the tasks that employees have to do on moving day to a minimum, but do let people know if they need to set up computers and workstations on a particular day.
- Show your employees the layout of the new office space. It can help make a transition smoother if you tell everyone that’s working in an office what they can expect. This way, nobody will be caught completely off guard by a space that they weren’t expecting.
- Let everyone know about the move many days in advance — or longer, if possible. You should prepare for some employees leaving if the new location is too far away from the old one, or if the new location just doesn’t make sense for some people. It’s not uncommon for people to look for another job should you move to a remote area.
- Make sure that everything you need to move is labeled clearly, and this especially applies to wires and cords that might be confusing to place once you arrive in your new location.
- Let the moving company handle most of the move. You don’t want to tell your employees that they have to spend a weekend day moving the office. In most cases, people won’t want to spend the extra time to move, and the move will be a lot less productive. Save yourself some hassles by hiring movers in Thornton CO or other locations to help you move quickly and efficiently.
- Make the date of the move known to everyone, and let the team know when they can expect to start working in the new space.
- Consider getting team input into things like what should go in the common area, what equipment needs to be included in the lunch room, and whether or not a TV is a good choice for the break room. Sometimes, including people in these decisions will go a long way towards making your whole team happy with the new space.
Hiring a Moving Company
If you’re moving to Boulder or any other area in Colorado, make sure to give Exodus Moving and Storage a call. We have extensive experience moving office equipment, and with making sure that everything you need in your new office space gets there in one piece. With a professional moving team, you can expect your office items to arrive on time, and to be set up the way that you want them to be. This way, your staff doesn’t have to engage in any serious moving, and that will make most people happy.
Give us a call today for a complete office move estimate.
If you’ve already hired the Denver moving company that you plan to use, you may be well on your way to being packed and headed in your new direction. If you’ve hired a long distance moving company, though, you may have to stop over at a hotel before you actually arrive at your new home. While hotel stays can be fun and relaxing, there are some things that you should make a note of if you want to get along with the housekeeping staff.
- The ‘Do Not Disturb’ Sign: ah, the DND sign. This sign exists so that housekeepers won’t bother you if that’s your wish and need, but you may find that some housekeepers knock on your door anyway. Why? Because they have to in some cases. Sometimes, hotels insist that maids knock to find out if everything is okay, and that may mean being disturbed. If you don’t want someone knocking, let the front desk know that you are serious about not being bothered.
- Need a cleaning? Here’s what to do: if you find that you need to have your room cleaned after you told the staff not to bother you (and they passed by your room), you can still have your room cleaned. How? Find the housekeeping staff on your floor, and tell them that you are in need of having your room cleaned, but do it nicely. Or, you can just call the front desk and let them know what you need.
- Stay awhile? Leave a tip. The housekeepers in any hotel appreciate tips, and leaving a good tip means that you may get a few extra things. Some housekeepers will organize your stuff, lay out towels on sinks to put your stuff on, give you extra products, or just provide you with everything that you need (including stocking the mini bar with extra water or folding your towels into swans) if you leave a tip. How much should you tip? One to two dollars is customary.
- Go green? Most hotels now have the option to “go green” by not asking staff to wash your towels and other linens. This might be good for the environment, but it’s also good for that hotel chain’s wallet. The less staff needed to wash linens, the less the hotel has to pay for that staff. So, your housekeepers might appreciate the day off, but they may also appreciate the work hours, so we’ll make it your call in this case.
- Housekeeping is hard! Just think of all those heavy mattresses, messes, and things that housekeepers have to do. Wouldn’t you appreciate a tip or two?
Smooth Hotel Sailing
It can be hard to be nice and friendly when you are jet lagged or just really tired from moving, but your long distance moving company should take care of all the actual moving, and all you have to do is get where you’re going. If you do have to stay at any hotels along the way, try and be as nice as possible. In this case, being kind to housekeeping staff will get you very far!
Booking That Long Distance Moving Company
If you haven’t booked your Denver moving company yet, call Exodus Moving and Storage to find out what our rates are, and how we can help you move. As a long distance moving company, we can easily move your things from where you are to anywhere in the world, all you have to do is call us to book today.
We also offer storage solutions in both Denver and Fort Collins, so ask us about our storage facility rates, or check out our Facebook page for more details.
A hot tub can be a great thing. After a long day at work, getting into your bathing suit and hitting that hot water just feels great. But, what do you do if you want to move your hot tub from its existing location? Hot tubs are heavy and bulky, but it can be done! Take a look at these tips.
1. Drain your hot tub first – you don’t want to move a full hot tub!
2. Detach all accessories from your hot tub including filters and heaters.
3. Clean the inside of the tub.
4. Recruit some friends to help you turn the hot tub on its side, and place wooden panels underneath each side of the tub, lifting up one side and then the other (there should be a gap between the two wooden slats).
5. Using a furniture dolly, slide the flat part of the dolly underneath the hot tub.
6. Secure the hot tub, and move it to the new location.
When you arrive at the new spot, you’ll want to carefully unload the hot tub the same way that you loaded it (one side at a time), and turn it on the base right side up. If you don’t have two pieces of wood to slide underneath the tub, you can simply use the dolly for transport purposes. Either way, it makes a lot of sense to tip the tub to one side, move it onto the dolly, and unload it the same way.
Hooking It Back Up
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Once you’ve brought the tub to its new location, you will want to take the time to read through your user’s manual. The manual will tell you exactly how to refill and re-attach everything you need to use your hot tub once again. Before you set anything up, though, make sure that the tub is flat and secure – you don’t want it to tip when you get in! Keep in mind that a hot tub is heavy and often hard to move. This means that you’ll want to be sure you have enough people around helping you out, or you could wind up injured. If you aren’t sure how many people you will need or if you have enough people, a moving company might be a better option.
Getting a Hot Tub Moving Estimate
Most moving companies will assist you when it comes to moving something heavy like a hot tub from one location to another. In fact, hiring professional movers to help lift an item this heavy is a good idea (you don’t want to throw your back out!). To find out if a moving company can help you, simply call one that’s near you to get an estimate; explain the situation; note how big your hot tub is; and tell the person you speak to where you want to move the tub to.
Moving companies will base a hot tub moving estimate on how big the hot tub is, and how far you need to move it. If you want to move a hot tub to another part of your yard or home, that cost shouldn’t be too high. If you want to move a hot tub from a second-hand retailer to your house, the cost could be higher – but a moving company might also charge less than store moving options, so make sure to compare rates.
Hiring a moving company may cost more than recruiting some friends or moving a tub on your own, but there are definite benefits too. For one, you won’t risk injuring yourself. Another good reason is that hot tubs are expensive! A professional moving service can get the job done quickly, right, and without creating any property damage – well worth a look!
We’re happy to help you move anything that you need help with. Just give us a call at Exodus Moving and Storage, and we’ll be happy to provide you with an estimate. If you don’t have space for your hot tub, we can help you there too – we have storage options in both Denver and Fort Collins, and we’d be happy to store your hot tub for you. Call us today, and be careful if you decide to go it alone!
Here’s a situation that you might be able to appreciate: you have a piano (or other massive item) that you now need to move to a fourth floor walkup. What can you do? Exodus Moving and Storage is here to help you! Take a look at the following tips (and then give us a call if you’re moving to the Denver of Fort Collins area!).
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1. Crane it. Did you know that you can hire a crane company to actually lift your item from the ground to the top floor of your home? You can; but it won’t be cheap. Try to find a company with a crane in your area, ask for rates and prices, and get it in writing before moving day. Also, make sure that the crane company can guarantee a move that’s damage-free.
2. Hire movers. We aren’t just saying this because you’re currently viewing a moving company website. You really don’t want to throw out your back, risk injuries of other kinds, or break anything while moving up and down stairs, right? That’s why a professional moving company is ideal in this situation!
3. Slide when you can. You don’t want to damage the underside of any item, but sliding something that’s bulky and heavy is a much better idea than trying to lift it. If you have a flat surface that allows for sliding (even between floors), make sure to slide.
4. Empty it out. You’d be surprised at how many times people try to move heavy items that are full of heavy things! Before you try to move anything, make sure to empty it out. Even if you are just moving something across the floor, emptying that thing will make your life a lot easier (and it’s a great opportunity to clean underneath all of those things!).
After Your Move
After you have successfully moved that heavy item, place felt pads underneath the item. Why? Because the next time that you want to slide your piano across the floor, you’ll have a much easier time if the legs of that piano are on felt sliders! In fact, adding these small pads to the bottom of all items of furniture as soon as you move into your new place is a great way to prepare for any kind of move large or small.
There’s just one more thing that we want to point out about moving a massive item: don’t ask your friends to do it! Why? Not only could you damage the item you are trying so hard to move, but your friends may wind up with some serious injuries. Stairs and heavy items and amateur movers just don’t mix. Your friends can help you with the smaller boxes and packing, if you like, but it’s just not wise to ask your buddies to help you move those major items.
Sometimes, it’s just not possible to move those really heavy things when moving everything else in your home. When you’re in this kind of predicament, there is another option. You can store those big items safely and securely in a storage facility. If you are moving to the Denver or Fort Collins area, we can help you with storage options. We offer a large storage facility in both locations for all items large and small. Ask us about storing your heavy items.
How We Can Help
We’d like to help you move those heavy things. We’d also like to prevent you from any kind of backache, friend anger, or other issues that can happen when trying to move something heavy up a flight of stairs! We operate a full service moving company, so we can help at every stage of your move. You’ll also love the fact that we only hire professional movers, so your stuff will arrive at your new location unscathed, in one piece, and without any problems.
Call us today for a free estimate, or to find out how we can help you figure out the best way to move your heavy stuff. We want your move to be a happy one that’s not full of any stress (on your back or otherwise!). Call us today, we’re ready and willing to help you when you’re moving to Fort Collins (or anywhere else in Colorado!).
Remember going to a fair when you were a kid, winning a goldfish, and then coming home only to find that the fish didn’t last the night? That’s the kind of scenario you’ll want to avoid when moving to a new location. Whether you have a goldfish or a turtle, moving pets in tanks is a whole different thing than move a dog or cat.
Here are out best fish – and other odd animals – moving tips (from your favorite Denver moving company).
Moving Fish Friends
It might seem like a good idea to just move your fish in that safe and secure tank. Don’t do this. You have to move fish in two parts.
1. Move the tank.
2. Move the fish.
If you try to move the fish in the tank, you could wind up with fish that are out of water. Not a good idea! Here’s how to move your fish:
1. Purchase a proper holding container from a pet store.
2. Make sure that your fish are nice and happy in that container.
3. Drain your tank
4. Disassemble the tank completely
For short moves: do not clean your tank or filters. Cleaning these items will ruin the bacteria colony that you have created.
For longer moves: clean everything, and when you arrive at your destination, set up your tank like you did when you first purchased it.
Since most people tend to move longer distances, the rest of this article will focus on moving fish long distance (or other odd animals!). We’ve already established that you have to clean your tank if you are moving far away. What we didn’t establish is that you can’t just throw your fish back in the tank once you are in your new place.
Just like a new tank, you will have to get that bacteria growing again, fix the water situation, and provide a nice home for your fish before they can move back into your tank. This will likely take a week or so to set up. If you have the chance to move your fish and tank prior to moving everything else, you may be able to set up your tank, so that your fish are situated before you move the rest of your home.
Now that we’ve covered fish, let’s talk turtles.
You will first need to purchase a deep container that has air holes in the top the box. Turtles will climb, so that container has to be deep enough to keep your turtles from climbing out of the box.
You will also need:
A spray bottle filled with water
Place the towel at the bottom of the deep box that you have purchased. This will keep your turtle from climbing too much or from shifting around. Place a thermometer inside of the box where you can see it. The temperatue inside of your turtle’s travel box should be around 70 degrees at all times. 65 degrees is a good temperature for a turtle too. Make sure to check the temperature regularly, so that your turtle does not get too hot. If your turtle starts to get too hot, spritz him with some clean water.
Sunbathing Traveling Turtles
Typically, most turtles will be fine in a box for a day or two. But, it’s not a bad idea to provide your turtle with some sunlight if possible. Whatever you do, do not let your turtle out of its box, or you may lose your turtle wherever you stop for sun. Simply place the box out in the sun while you snack on a sandwich. No sun? That’s okay! Your turtle will be fine if you aren’t moving for more than two days.
What happens if your turtle gets sick? This can happen, so make sure to have the phone number of a vet nearby – someone you can call if you need help. If you plan to send your turtle to your new home via airplane, call the airline first to see what you need to provide your turtle with. Most of the time, vet papers and proper shots will do. Surprisingly, turtles move rather well, and most pet turtles will be perfectly fine during travel.
Important note: be sure that you put your turtle in proper water when you arrive at your destination, and feed your turtle in that water too.
Moving Company Help
If you need professional help moving your pets, find out if the home moving companies you are considering handles pets. Some moving companies do not work with pets at all, and some companies are really knowledgeable in this area. Either way, though, both turtles and fish can be safely moved by following a few necessary steps.
There is no real set standard for what companies use as a base for their moving estimates. Every company has different standards that they adhere to with strict policy, however the majority of the time these policies can conflict with other companies views on the matter. This means that every company is essentially going to give you a different quotes depending on who you go to. So how do you decide which companies going to be the best for you and the situation which you find yourself in? A good question, let’s look into it.
Price at the pump
One of the biggest expenditures that companies have these days is gasoline. Fuel is so crazy expensive because of the limitation of finding it, or so the gas companies say. Now, I’m not here to argue whether or not we are being overcharged for a fuel which is still pretty prevalent. What I am stating however is that it will be a big factor in whether or not your moving experience is expensive. Depending on how far you move, the fuel price dramatically increases. This could honestly be expected because you need gas in order to travel any sort of a distance. However, depending on which place you are moving to, the expenses could increase as you move. But you might ask, how?
Distance is alive and well
Well, let’s say that you are moving to California from Colorado and you know that in Colorado the gas prices are approximately 3 dollars a gallon. In California you could expect the price to rise at least a dollar a gallon, so along the way your price is going to increase along the curve which represents fuel prices. Anybody who has ever driven a vehicle knows that one dollar a gallon can make a massive difference in even a single tank of gas. So, just be prepared when you have someone help you move to expect fuel prices to rise as you move to your new location. Not letting it surprise you is the first step to accepting that it’s something that is going to happen whether you like it or not.
The heavier they are..
Another big factor in whether or not your expenditures are increased or decreased is the amount of things that you are moving. Full-service moving company quotes need to gauge about how many trips they will need to make, or the size of vehicle that is needed in order to make a single trip. You could make a single trip with an average sized home provided that you rented out a large enough truck, however you must realize that gets pretty expensive pretty quickly. Something that you could definitely do to help yourself out is to drive alongside of them and take as many things as you can in your own vehicles, or try to get things there ahead of time that you know that you can move. I know if you are moving long distance this may not be the most feasible option, but it is one way of reducing your costs.
Home is where the wallet can afford
Another thing to keep in mind is that moving is expensive no matter what you do. Moving in general is not something that people do on a daily basis and as such requires a lot more effort than you would expect. Just make sure you aren’t surprised by the amount of expenditures that go into moving after you have already purchased the house, or at least put down a down payment. There is a reason people tend to stay in the same places, or at least relatively close to where they have their first home. It’s because unless they are being sponsored by a company to move out to a new location, those expenditures can become increasingly problematic.
All of this may sound rather dark and gloomy, but don’t let it get you down. Moving is an exciting adventure that allows you to experience new things that you would not have before. You should embrace it and enjoy it for what it is rather than fear the expenditures which you will be undertaking. Those are going to happen whether you like it or not, so focus on the good and try to enjoy the experience. If you don’t, you’ll find that you don’t like the area you move too much more frequently than the place you used to live in. So go out there, explore, and show the world that you are afraid to see new things and risk it all in doing so.
When it comes to moving companies, long distance is one of the hardest things to do. Whether it’s just from state to state, or from country to country, it takes a great deal of coordination and skill to organize for everything to arrive at the same time. This is something that not all moving companies are going to be made to do. Some will not have the trucks that can withstand the distance, others will not have the manpower. Some just don’t want to leave their area. Now we aren’t here to bash on other moving companies, no. I simply want to express that everyone has their own specialties.
Before you decide to hire a national moving company, do a bit of research. Moving is one of the most important, and expensive, things you can undertake. This means that you are likely going to incur a large cost by the time the moving is finished. This is to be expected. However, you can reduce the amount you have to pay by doing that research I mentioned. Find a company that you like, and a price you like, and see if the two can come together. Sure, sometimes some moving companies don’t like to do price matching because it’s hard to come out with a good number to estimate since a lot of factors are at work, however you can certainly try. There’s no harm in doing that!
Also, before you choose who you are going to go with, you should come up with a plan. A plan to move yourself to your new place in the easiest way possible. Whether you are a business, or residential, you should always know how you are going to get there, and how you are going to get your belongings.
We know that this can seem like a massive burden, but in reality it’s just what needs to happen. If you don’t go through the right process when moving, things can get left behind, or worse, you could get ripped off. So, do your research, know how you are going to get there, and choose the company that is right for your situation.
The safety of your belongings is the only goal of a residential moving company. Don’t believe me? We’ll think about it for a minute. What is the purpose of a residential moving company? It is to move you into your new home and to get all of your belongings to their new location. These belongings are essentially the only reason that the moving company has been hired. So, without the common sense of keeping your belongings safe, the moving company essentially becomes useless.
Your goal when hiring a moving company should be to find one whose goals are exactly this. To keep your belongings safe while they’re being transported and to ensure that they reach their final destination in perfect condition. The only way for you to tell which companies are going to do this for you is to look up reviews. Many people after having a service performed by a business like to go online and give it a review. To say whether their experience was good or bad is just too simple. Most people like to give some sort of explanation as to why their service was good or bad.
This may take up a little bit more of your reading time, but it’s extremely good for researching which company you want to move you. Sure, you could go and hire any old moving company that claims to be full service to move you from one place to another, but you have that doubt in the back of your mind that something is going to happen to your belongings. If you look up the moving companies that you want, say for example a Colorado moving company like Exodus, you will find reviews stating how good they were or how bad they were on that particular move.
Something to remember though is that a lot of people like to complain more than they do reward. A particular moving company may have a stellar record but online, there may be one or two people who are complaining about them. The squeaky wheel gets the grease, and that’s exactly the same for reviewing. My recommendation is to take everything that you read with a grain of salt, but tried to glean the good information from it. If there are quite a few negative reviews, you might want to stay away. If there are some good and some bad then taking a closer look at the company may be worth your time.