December 8, 2014

News You Can Use

We are coming down to the end of the year and most of you are getting ready for Christmas, I'm sure.  It is a good time to reflect over the past year, the successes, and almost successes, and where we have been.  I am reminded, myself, of how thankful I am for you, my customers, and loyal readers.  I appreciate the opportunity to work for many of you and I hope I have been informative and helpful over the past year to all of you.  I also appreciate the feedback that many of you have given me, the thanks, the criticism, etc.  I do like to hear from you and I read every email, even if I don't have time to reply.

The Floor Detective will be closed the week of Christmas, December 22-26.  We will be back the following week.  If there is not time to get a newsletter out on the 29th, let me take this time to say have a very happy holiday season and may 2015 be your best year ever!

Matt Skowron

The Floor Detective

 

Schedule by area code:

Monday:  352, 727, 813, 941
Tuesday:  954, 561, 772, 321
Wednesday: 386, 904
Thursday: 352, 407
Friday:  352, 727, 813

The schedule is always subject to change.    Call if you need an inspection in an area not listed.  (386) 755-9237

 

What's wrong with this picture?

Ever wonder where those little 1/8" circles come from in wood floors?  People often don't realize how worn their shoe heels get.  These two nails together measure .049 square inches.  If they are supporting half of a 130 lb woman's weight the pressure on the wood flooring would be over 1300 lbs/square inch!  They don't have to be completely worn through like these to have an impact.  Even these will leave marks.

 

 

Don't go down these stairs!

This is a back door or fire door at a Longhorn restaurant.  The handicap ramp is accessible but the stairs are blocked by the railing.  How did this get by the fire marshal?  And why is there a doggie door at the bottom of the door?

 

 

 

"You never really know something until you can explain it to your grandmother" -- Albert Einstein

 

Please feel free to email me back with thoughts, suggestions, criticisms (constructive), or things you would like to see or see more of.

Sincerely,
Matt Skowron
The Floor Detective

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