EPA RRP Lead Refresher Course Q&A’s

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Jun 192016
 

How do I get my refresher certification? There are now 2 types of refresher classes, hands-on (live) and on-line. What is the expiration of the refresher certifications? The hands-on (live) class is good for 5 years. The on-line class is good for 3 years. Any other differences? You must take a hands-on (live) refresher class […]

Snow and Ice Removal

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Dec 282015
 

That was quite a snow storm.  With I-40 closed going on it’s second day now and the East Mountains with 2-4′ of snow, travel is difficult or impossible.  To make it worse, the rain that came first left a layer of ice under all that snow and now the winds have their own idea about […]

Cleaning – made easy

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Jun 092015
 

Look what 4000 psi and hot water does to this mold on a swimming pool deck.  The homeowners had tried chemicals and good ole scrubbing, but nothing would clean this mold and stain.  We also used the wand on their landscape rocks, what they thought were drab gray were really a pretty orange hue rock. […]

EPA RRP Re-Certification

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Oct 222014
 

The EPA has extended the re-certification date for all of you that took the initial class before April 22, 2010. In the October 2014 newsletter, the EPA announced: Renovator certification expiration date Renovator certification is typically for 5 years from the date of course completion. However, in 2009, EPA extended the 5-year certification of renovators […]

Holiday Gift Giving Ideas

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Oct 212014
 
Holiday Gift Giving Ideas

Advance Concept Construction presents holiday gift giving ideas that are useful and unique and will long be remembered after the gift wrap is gone.

Gates and Exterior Doors

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Oct 212014
 
Gates and Exterior Doors

Looking for a custom gate or door to set your home or business apart from the others? Advance Concept Construction’s fabrication shop has gates and doors for sale or they can bring your ideas to life.  We’ll help you decide if wood, metal, or a combination would be best for your site.     Custom […]

Heating and Cooling Change Overs

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Oct 222013
 
Heating and Cooling Change Overs

Don’t forget to do your cooling and heating change overs. You need to winterize and service your swamp cooler for winter.  Also, you want to make sure that your furnace is working properly and you have no carbon monoxide leaks to put you and your family in danger.  We can service your swamp cooler, put your cover […]

How I learned about lead paint, with Lincoln, the Advance Concept mascot.

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Jul 312013
 
How I learned about lead paint, with Lincoln, the Advance Concept mascot.

Today we’re going to visit a home in Albuquerque to look at doing a remodeling job.  New places to explore and new things to look at, oh boy I love my job.  This house is in an older part of town with tall trees and quiet side streets.  Kurt, my contractor friend, is talking  to […]

ICF Block Homes with Lincoln the Advance Concept Mascot – Completed

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Apr 202013
 
ICF Block Homes with Lincoln the Advance Concept Mascot - Completed

Lincoln here, as mascot of Advance Concept, I’d like to take you on a picture tour of the completed ICF block home in Northern NM.  If you been following my other blogs, you have seen pictures of the layout, caisson foundations, laying of the ICF blocks, the structural steel welding, and yes, even the septic […]

Lincoln, the Advance Concept Mascot, Learns About Caisson Foundations

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Feb 202013
 
Lincoln, the Advance Concept Mascot, Learns About Caisson Foundations

Lincoln, the Advance Concept mascot, here with an interesting story about foundations.  My buddies at Advance Concept Construction are building a house in the hills of Northern New Mexico.  Like most of the areas we visit, there are lots of rocks, but these are really big rocks and some of them are really soft.  The other problem is […]

Lincoln, the Advance Concept Mascot, Observes a Septic System Installation

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Feb 012013
 
Lincoln, the Advance Concept Mascot, Observes a Septic System Installation

Lincoln here, on site in Northern New Mexico, watching the Advance Concept Construction crew complete the septic system.  I overheard my buddy Kurt explain to my little friends, that a septic system is for all the waste water.  That is all the water that goes down the drains in a house.  Except this house will […]

Lincoln, the Advance Concept Mascot at the site of a new home

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Jan 052013
 
Lincoln, the Advance Concept Mascot at the site of a new home

Me here, on my way to Northern New Mexico to our new job site.  We will be building the house my buddy Jeremy designed and created the plans for.  Jeremy is an architect, and along with Sofia, our interior designer, they met with the homeowner to make everything just the way she wanted it.  That’s […]

The Home Show by Lincoln, the Advance Concept Mascot

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Jan 032013
 
The Home Show by Lincoln, the Advance Concept Mascot

UPDATE FROM LINCOLN:  You are invited to visit our display anytime, it’s always set up at our showroom in the Comanche Business Park.  Please call the office before coming, sometimes we’re all out at a job-site and we don’t want to miss you! Hi everybody!  Yup, it’s me, Lincoln, the Advance Concept mascot.  I’m sitting […]

My first job site – reminiscing by Lincoln, the Advance Concept Mascot

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Jan 022013
 
My first job site – reminiscing by Lincoln, the Advance Concept Mascot

The first job site I went to was a long ride in the semi truck to a place called Chama.  We traveled over a lot of roads through NM and we brought tractors and materials and acouple of my friends, the guys who work for Advance Concept Construction.  Driving the semi was my buddy Kurt, […]

Kitchen Lighting Project

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Dec 052012
 

After years of being subjected to bad fluorescent lighting in their kitchen, the owners of this home decided to make a change and hired Advance Concept Construction to make a change.

Floor Coverings

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Dec 052012
 

There are so many options in floor coverings, wood, carpet, tile, vinyl, linoleum, and engineered wood (like pergo).  And so many choices!  Do you go with the bargain stores or the high end stores?  Wouldn’t it be nice to just have someone come spend an hour, at your home or business, and show you your […]

Holiday Gift Idea

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Nov 232012
 
Holiday Gift Idea

   Maybe you’ve seen this little poster, it’s been making it’s way around Facebook for several weeks.  The message is a good one, yes, let’s shop local and support our local employers! We’ve also got a great idea for shopping weary gift giving:  a gift certificate for handyman services.  This would be the perfect gift […]

Roofing 101 – What you should know about your roof.

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May 312012
 

Advance Concept’s roofing department has this advice for all you home owners.  We’ll call it Roofing 101: First and foremost, what you need to know about roof repair is ALWAYS make sure your roofer is licensed, insured and bonded.  If you don’t have a licensed contractor, this is what you’ll be facing:  any legal action […]

Answers to the top 10 questions about the EPA Lead Paint Rule

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May 312012
 
Answers to the top 10 questions about the EPA Lead Paint Rule

1.  Does my home have lead paint? A.  If your home was built before 1978, it could have lead paint.  The older the home, the more likely it has it. 2.  What is the danger of lead paint to me, my family, and pets? A.  Lead paint is hazardous if it is chipping or if […]

ADVANCE CONCEPT’S 7 TIPS FOR SELECTING PAINT COLORS

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May 312012
 
ADVANCE CONCEPT'S 7 TIPS FOR SELECTING PAINT COLORS

Color greatly impacts the way we see the world; it is one of the most dominant characteristics in a room. So when we’re talking about remodeling – whether it’s our home or business – updating the color can give you the biggest bang for your buck. But choosing the right color scheme can be challenging, […]

IS THIS A GOOD TIME TO REMODEL MY HOME?

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May 312012
 

  The general sentiment in this economic downturn is one of frugality and penny-pinching, but believe it or not, it may be a good time to invest in home improvement.  The biggest benefits of remodeling are the same as they’ve always been: Remodeling increases the value of your home, and it makes your home more […]

LED Lighting: What You Need To Know

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May 312012
 
LED Lighting: What You Need To Know

  Unless you’re entirely cut off from civilization, you’ve probably heard by now of the LED craze.   More than a fad, LEDs seem to be the next big step towards energy efficient lighting. 

Advance Concept Presents: Time to Xeriscape

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May 312012
 
Advance Concept Presents:  Time to Xeriscape

Spring is in the air and people are starting to pay attention to their yards again.  It’s time to get things in shape for the barbecue parties!  If you’re like me and live in Albuquerque, the task of creating and maintaining a beautiful yard can be daunting. Not only is water a hot commodity, the […]

8 Popular Kitchen Counter Tops: Pros & Cons

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May 312012
 

  If you’re thinking about remodeling your kitchen and are having some trouble deciding on which countertop to select, I don’t blame you.  The truth is there are so many options on the market, and so many variables to consider, that the single task of choosing the material that’s right for you can be downright exhausting. […]

EPA RRP Classes in Albuquerque, NM

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May 312012
 
EPA RRP Classes in Albuquerque, NM

Advance Concept is an EPA Certified Instructional Facility. Upon completion and passing of the class, students are given their individual certificates. What makes our classes unique?  We offer extended support to our students. After completing our class, if you have questions about a lead project or come across a situation you aren’t sure of how to […]

Kitchen Lighting Project

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May 312012
 
Kitchen Lighting Project

After years of being subjected to bad fluorescent lighting in their kitchen, the owners of this home decided to make a change and hired Advance Concept Construction to design and install a better option. 

Energy Saving Tips from the Advance Concept Plumbing Team

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May 292012
 

Looking for ways to save energy this winter?  The Advance Concept plumbing, heating, and air team has put together this list to help you lower your energy bills.  We also have a special to help you make it happen!  We service Albuquerque, Los Lunas, Placitas, Bernalillo, Rio Rancho, and the entire East Mountain area.  We […]

Winter tune-up Special for your furnace

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May 292012
 
Winter tune-up Special for your furnace

While New Mexico enjoys a little break from the bitter cold, have you notice your furnace is still turning on all the time?  Does it seem to turn off and on more often?  It could be time to change the filter.  A new filter will pay for itself in savings on energy costs. If you’ve […]

Emergency Repair Service

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May 292012
 
Emergency Repair Service

We hope you never need this information, but as homeowners, and even as tenants, emergencies do happen and it’s best to know what to do.  Have you ever wondered if something was an emergency with your home?  The big top three are: 1.  If there is a fire, get out of the house (or apartment) […]

Lead Paint Rule – A few new changes

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May 292012
 
Lead Paint Rule - A few new changes

The EPA has made a few changes to the Lead-Safe RRP Rule.  First, RRP certification allows for the collecting of paint chips to be sent to a lab for testing.  This is good news because it helps with the cost of hiring a dust sampling technician. Second, the EPA has clarified the containment ruling for […]

Advance Concept’s ICF Block Construction: A Great Way to Build

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May 092012
 

Proponents of ICF claim that it will soon be the preferred construction method in North America. They advocate the many benefits of this building material, and shun all others. So, what exactly is ICF, what about it is so great, and what makes it one of the greenest materials in construction?

Aging in Place Series: Advance Concept Bathroom Design

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May 092012
 

  This article is the second one in our Aging in Place Series. Last week I wrote about the importance of creating a safe and usable kitchen for those of you who plan on staying in your homes for the long run. As I mentioned then, as we grow older and face certain restrictions with […]

Aging in Place – Kitchen Design

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May 092012
 

  There are many things you should consider when remodeling your kitchen for maximum safety and usability as you get older.  The following are just some basic ideas that should help get you started in your plan.  Advance Concept’s team has years of experience with environmental modifications for disability access.  Located in Albuquerque, we service […]

Advance Concept’s Aging in Place Series

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May 092012
 

The idea of aging in place is growing in popularity. As Baby Boomers get older, we’re seeing a widespread demand for resources that will accommodate them in their homes long term. According to a poll conducted by AARP in November 2010, nine out of ten people 65 and older expressed a desire to remain living […]

5 Tips for Kitchen Remodels

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May 092012
 
5 Tips for Kitchen Remodels

Are you considering a kitchen remodel? If you’re like many Americans, you and your family may spend much of your time hanging out in the kitchen– cooking, eating, cleaning, and entertaining. Some people even go as far as to suggest that the kitchen is the modern day living room! If this sounds like you, then […]