The Real Estate Quarterback Show Original Air Date 5/31/2016

Featuring: Private Investogator MJ Martinez and Business Owner Manny Polizz

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here make our introductions and we've
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got in studio here MJ Martinez private
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investigator advantage unlimited
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investigations welcome in sir absolutely
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thanks for coming in let's hit that mic
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right there second one up we got MJ
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Martinez private investigator advantage
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unlimited investigations corporate
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criminal civil statewide nationwide
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international investigations a private
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investigator welcome in the studio Thank
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You Brandon excellent good to have you
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here as well as Manny polizzi electric
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today longtime friend of the program
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expert contributor in the areas of
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electrical and air conditioning welcome
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in sir Thank You Brandon for having us
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again here today and today we're going
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to be talking about the importance of
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maintaining your panel which is the
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heart of your home so we'll give you
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some good tips on that later on in the
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show
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that's right awesome yeah thanks for
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coming into studio today and bringing
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these nuggets of advice for our
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listeners out there we want to entertain
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educate we want to give you these
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consumer advocate tips you know things
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to do things to avoid throughout this
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show and real excited to have MJ here in
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studio private investigator and it's
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just an interesting topic man you know
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the first time we met the first couple
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times we've had conversations you know
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there's so many questions so many
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misnomers I want to get into but why
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don't we just start with you know what
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in general private investigation what
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comes to mind what are you helping
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people with well private investigation
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is a pretty broad and interesting topic
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for discussion for many people but it's
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a professional career choice essentially
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yep many people that are in the business
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come from various types of backgrounds
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not every it's presumed that many people
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are from law enforcement and many people
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are but some people come from other
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areas of professional backgrounds in
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medical fields and insurance and things
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of that nature just various types of
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skill sets there's a variety of services
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that private investigators offer to
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people and we'd like to talk a little
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bit more about that yeah awesome yeah
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you know let's jump right into it i
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think you know number one is a lot of
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times you think about the the cheating
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spouse or boyfriend or something I mean
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that that's got to be a big part of the
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business I think that's you know the
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most salacious topics of discussion
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everybody likes to hear that you know
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they watch TV and they see the the the
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events that unfold and whatnot but it's
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really it's one of the most risky
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ascends of the business right and it
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requires it definitely requires a
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certain skill set to be able to handle
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those types of cases I've got multiple
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years of experience in this regard so as
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far as stories go I got many many I have
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to take to my grave yeah right but um
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you know we can talk in generalities
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about about why you might want to hire
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an investigator for that type of service
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and when it might be appropriate right
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yeah you start noticing different
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behaviors with your your loved one your
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spouse you know they're going to the gym
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more I mean some of the tell-tale signs
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and it's going to lead down to you know
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potentially hiring a private
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investigator and like you said it's
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important that you hire someone that
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understands the intricacies of how to
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properly tail someone without being made
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because then the cover's blown correct
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it really starts from the very very
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beginning from if we're talking about
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infidelity or relationship types of
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cases I often wish when clients call me
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they've almost dropped the ball right
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out of the gate because they've
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confronted the potential partner
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le'Bryan or whoever they mates they had
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some event that's created some suspicion
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and they've been only able to maintain
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or suppress their feelings for so long
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and then they kind of blow up yeah and
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then they call an investigator to try to
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analyze and put together the pieces of
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puzzle when that person is already now
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covering their tracks as much as
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possible so what what I always tell
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people if I can reach them in advance or
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convey if you look at my website there's
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information on there about how to you
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know if you're going through these types
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of things to try to remain as calm as
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possible right try if you're trying to
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detect information that's hard to detect
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you need to be become much more even
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even killed as if nothing is poker face
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right exactly I tell them it's poker all
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day long mmhmm yeah and so it goes on
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into you know cuz it's a lot of times it
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leads to child custody divorce there's
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there's different things that you're
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seeing insurance sure yeah they're all I
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mean as far as investigations go there's
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many facets of this type of field all
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different types of specialties I have
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30-plus years experience in the industry
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from from law enforcement to private
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practice and so i know i'm pretty much
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an expert in most areas of
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investigations yeah let's talk about
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that you know what licenses are training
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or
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wired for this type of field most well
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state of Florida requires now if you
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have no experience you have to in turn
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under a licensed investigator there are
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several licenses there's a CC intern
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license and there's a C license which is
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essentially after two years of training
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under the tutelage of a licensed
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investigator then you're you're
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considered good to practice although
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there's other licenses for agency
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licenses you can't solicit work unless
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you're an agency and whatnot there's
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also many investigators are also come
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from security background so they may
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have security licenses or bonds licenses
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or Garrett gun permit licenses varying
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types of licenses so as far as that goes
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many investigators have well to practice
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in the state they have to be licensing
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and if you're soliciting business you
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have to be bonded so that you're insured
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for any kind of offensive yeah that's
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great yet because the bond is going to
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come in if the company goes bankrupt and
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you know there's that bond that's in
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place for that but yeah you know another
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thing to think about is you know a lot
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of folks like you said our previous law
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enforcement so they kind of have that
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advantage or potentially ex-military I'm
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sure you see some clothes correct yeah
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many many types of people come in
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sometimes it's interesting that the law
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enforcement background for the private
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investigation field it may not
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necessarily be the best fit because when
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you were working under the guides of you
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know law enforcement having a badge a
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uniform you have that presence when
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you're in private investigation you're
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pretty much on your own Wow and you
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don't have the protection afforded to
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you right if you're working on your own
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by yourself right in similar types of
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socio-economic locations you know I mean
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you can be in many dangerous but you
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don't and you don't know the mindset of
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the people that you're investigating
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typically so right I many things can
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occur you have to be
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that's where your you know where your
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background and your experience come into
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play coming you know being comfortable
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be or just being aware of your
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surroundings yeah absolutely yep so
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we're going to jump in we're going to
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talk more about that if we're talking
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about a private investigation different
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areas where it might be you know they're
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going to talk about maybe some corporate
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applications for for your business as
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well more with MJ Martinez private
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investigator here in Tampa advantage p
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Manny with electric today and we're
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gonna talk about the AC the electrical
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welcome back in sir thank you brandon
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and we're electric today we do
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electrical and air conditioning working
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or existing home or business so let's
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talk about the heart of your home the
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heart of
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home is your electrical panel where are
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your breakers are where your fuses are
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hopefully you don't have fuses but where
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your your breakers are that runs
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everything in your house and when things
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don't run right in your house and
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generally it comes from your panel you
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could have lights flickering that could
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be a bad breaker you could things don't
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work which is a trip breaker or a bad
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breaker so one thing that you can do in
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your home is to keep that panel
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maintained so that you don't have these
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problems and you know maintain these
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this panel so that prevents you from
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larger repairers later on so what you
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can do in your panel you know first of
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all with the cover on you could actually
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touch the breakers feel them from the
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outside if one is warmer than the other
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this is an indication that you're having
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an overload or a possibility of a
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breaker going bad mm-hmm and what you
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should do you should get a qualified
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electrician to check the inside which on
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the inside we'll just do a visual check
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see if anything's discolored which means
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you're you're overloading something
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again and our loose connections will go
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through and tighten up all the all the
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screws that hold down the wires that's a
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big problem they do come loose from
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heating and cooling and heating and
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cooling all the time so we could check
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that and sometimes on the newer homes or
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any new installation sometimes
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electrician will put the wire in there
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and they'll do a whole bunch of work at
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forget to come back sometime so really
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that's why we always try to double check
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our work all the time but you know it
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happens and that could cause flickering
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and and burning of your of your wires so
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anytime you have a loose connection it's
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arcing creating heat and you're paying a
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little bit extra on your let you go for
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that so a little bit of maintenance
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could help you even save money in the
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long run other than repairs yeah
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interesting so it's arcing and that's
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that's creating that extra heat that's
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because it's trying to make that
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connection yes it's making is trying to
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make the connection and it's also doing
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damage at the same time it's burning
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away that the terminal aware of whatever
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it is and and also causing you money
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that's right yeah interesting in so it
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is the heart of your home is that it
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that electric panel and every I remember
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one a previous show you recommend just
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just shutting them all off at one point
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another tip you can do is you can
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exercise your breakers and if you leave
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them on and you have some heavy loads
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especially air conditioners or your
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water heater things like to have to have
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a heavier load it that they'll just get
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overheated and now then you know make it
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stuck at times so what you can do you
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can exercise them at least once your go
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through your panel and shut everything
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off turn it back on it only takes a
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couple minutes exercising the breakers
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could let make them last a little bit
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longer clean off those contacts right
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you know so you know and throughout your
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house you know a lot of people go
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through they do remodeling they add
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things to their home I need an extra out
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here actually outlet there a lot of
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people have in home offices that they'll
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add a whole bunch of equipment computers
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and stuff to do bring on a heavier load
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which is is overloading maybe that one
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circuit you know the bedroom is now an
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office it you're using more power so you
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should have someone come in and maybe
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run an extra circuit to relieve the
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stress on your whole system I are on
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that one circuit so that would that help
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out also yeah it's going to make it more
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effective more efficient and save you
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money in the long run ultimately and you
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know when we think about electric today
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we think about fast service we think
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about maney and also with the seasonally
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appropriate advice right now we're going
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into the storm season so you got swords
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protection things they don't think about
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yeah yeah we're getting into the storm
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season where you know all the additional
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surges from the power company from the
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storm is is really taking a toll on your
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electrical system in your home so if you
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have a panelists that you keep doing
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adding to keep adding to it might
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consider upgrading it or replacing it
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with a neuro one or a larger one that a
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lot of that in the long run help you
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save money because the most important
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thing about your panel is your
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distribution it doesn't matter what size
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it is if you break up the circuits a lot
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of times with more breakers then that
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helps an awful lot but you should have
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it sized appropriately for the amount of
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load that you're bringing into the home
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you know people people move into homes
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add swimming pools they had pool heaters
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right now which is a very large item to
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add to that service yeah and that
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usually had they're constantly running
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in the off season you know
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surge protection will help that surge
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protection will help that fluctuation of
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the power going up and down and try to
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hold it at an even pace so that even
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pace will keep everything regulated and
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help you along with not the wear and
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tear on your system yeah and yesterday
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show we had Jay with a snoop inspection
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as well as Jeremy Wolens JW assurance
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and we were talking about the electrical
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issues that could potentially happen
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when you're looking to buy a home
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sometimes you know a little bit older
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properties with the aluminum wiring in
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the knob and tube you want to speak to
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that for those potential buyers up well
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yeah there's a lot of things that the
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home inspectors will look at even in
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brand new homes I've know of a couple
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people who have told me we hired a home
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inspector while I brand new house was
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being built and caught a few things that
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were going on there that potentially
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could have been a problem later on like
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a maintenance issue but if you're buying
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an existing home or selling an existing
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home you have a home inspector in there
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they'll find things that aren't exactly
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right or have aged with time not that
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anybody did anything wrong but a lot of
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times just they've aged with time that
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they could pick up and find that you
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should correct immediately so that
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nothing else will go wrong and less
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money don't get them fixed for you so it
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doesn't cost you any money on your
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maintenance yeah you want to get that
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inspection done up front find out what
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issues are underlying there's so many
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things that could happen with a
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potential home and then you're dealing
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also you're coordinating a mortgage
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that's in place you've got the you know
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home warranty considered you add a home
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warranty do you not there's a lot of
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things to consider so you know many are
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you seeing a lot of the properties right
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now because some of the older inventory
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it's still there and it's still being
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kind of upgraded slowly over time here
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in the Tampa Bay market st. Pete
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Clearwater bradenton sarasota you know
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these these properties they're still
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deferred maintenance out there with some
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of these properties well a lot of them
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are and right now with the economy right
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now people are spending money they're
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upgrading your homes they want their
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house to look nice but you also have to
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what's behind the walls what's behind
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the scenes you have to upgrade also and
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a lot more people are doing that now and
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we're helping them along with that so if
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you have an
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older home you should always keep up
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with the maintenance check your outlets
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check your switches if you hear i'm
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clicking you know that means that
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they're they're starting to loosen up
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and you're hearing that contact you
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should really hear that snapping when
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you when you flip a switch or any kind
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of crackling when you plug anything into
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your outlets they should stay in there
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they shouldn't fall out you know you
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know and it should be pretty a little
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bit firm you know you should be feel a
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little firmness in here when you plug
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something in and unplug it and if not
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it's a little bit loosen that's from
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wear and tear and eventually like I said
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it's going to make your cord start to
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feel warm it's going to start arcing in
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there to burn up your outlets and make
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for a poor connection and eventually
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cost you more money yeah and the air
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conditioning right now we're going to
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that heat and that heat is coming yeah
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there's you can actually at now you know
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from swapping systems over from heat to
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cook too cold now yeah that's the the
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best time to do your annual inspection
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are a tune-up on your on your unit right
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because we found in two cases where we
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went from heat to cool something
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malfunctioned in the air conditioner and
23:56
in two cases the the little relay that
23:58
transfers heat to cool it stayed on so
24:01
the people running heat and air at the
24:03
same time you don't really feel it a lot
24:06
you might feel though it's not as cold
24:07
as it used to be but still below and
24:09
cold air out but your electric bill
24:11
doubled wow so that's one thing that we
24:14
do check and we made a whole list of
24:18
things that we could check for AC but
24:19
that's the most important one get your
24:21
annual tuna or we could check these
24:22
items make sure it's working properly
24:24
first let's go over that when we come
24:27
back we're going to go through those let
24:28
that list of things to look at some
24:30
nuggets of advice for Manny with
24:32
electric today service today without
24:34
delay as well as more from NV Martinez
24:37
private investigator advantage p I calm
24:40
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28:27
listings I want to talk about I got a
28:29
414 South royal palm way beach property
28:33
here Beach Park property at 414 South
28:35
royal palm way 1.1 95 million dollars
28:39
and it's listed at for its over 4,800
28:42
square feet listed at one point one nine
28:44
five million dollars distinguished south
28:47
tampa home beach park home with the peel
28:49
for the most discerning states taste
28:51
steps away from swan park beautiful
28:54
estate style home large pool in the
28:56
backyard fenced in backyard and a great
28:59
buying opportunity and also 8203 US
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highway 301 south of Riverview this is a
29:04
commercial listing we just took in its
29:06
six hundred fifty thousand dollars and
29:08
it's over a half an acre over point
29:10
seven acres there a lot of prop parking
29:14
for about 30 spaces it's currently set
29:15
up as a restaurant could be a bar could
29:18
be you know whatever you want to see a
29:19
lot of frontage there a lot of drivers
29:21
by and also another beautiful
29:23
single-family home here at 5722 Tanager
29:26
side road and Lithia Park side village
29:28
property four bedrooms three full baths
29:30
and it is listed at which is it a
29:33
reduction is right around 450 for this
29:35
property it's in the fishhawk lifestyle
29:37
FishHawk park side village without CDD
29:41
or high HOA fees because of the way this
29:43
property was developed so for this or
29:45
any of our questions any other real
29:47
estate listings check out real estate
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radio tampa calm and we're back here in
29:52
studio I want to talk to MJ Martinez
29:54
private investigator advantage unlimited
29:58
investigations ink advantage p icom so
30:01
the first segment we can talk about some
30:03
of the the most common reasons wide and
30:06
that
30:07
hear about or maybe sensationalized
30:09
reasons by but let's jump into some
30:11
other reasons why you might want to hire
30:12
a p.i uh sure there are some specialized
30:17
areas where people probably might want
30:19
to consider hiring investigator
30:20
particularly in business transactions
30:23
many times or often times people get
30:26
into business based on emotion yeah and
30:29
they don't necessarily do their due
30:32
diligence to find out the the business
30:36
practices of the people that they're
30:37
potentially getting into business with
30:39
ya a lot of times that information is
30:42
readily available and they didn't take
30:43
take advantage of it next thing you know
30:45
they're in court spending hundreds of
30:46
thousands of dollars trying to recoup
30:49
losses that could have been prevented or
30:52
at least identified going into the
30:54
transaction yeah it's interesting you
30:56
think about that in this this google
30:58
world we live in you can type some stuff
31:00
in google but it's not going to tell you
31:01
what you can find out you're going to be
31:02
able to follow some folks around find
31:04
out you know what their daily activities
31:06
are and then you know there's all kinds
31:09
of skeletons in closet sure sure sure
31:11
yeah social media and the Internet is a
31:14
wonderful tool to ascertain information
31:16
you have to use it basically for what
31:18
it's worth I'm not all that's accurate a
31:22
good investigator is highly skilled in
31:25
researching public records also most
31:28
pretty much all licensed investigators
31:30
have access to databases that typical or
31:34
similar to what law enforcement might
31:35
have access to there's data that's out
31:38
there that could in you know not be
31:41
uncovered but through a private
31:43
investigator so as I said before could
31:46
definitely identify red lights that
31:51
might be important when you're
31:52
considering going into business with
31:54
different types of entities yeah when we
31:57
were kind of talking before the show as
31:58
well we talked about these maybe a
32:01
pharmaceutical company or different type
32:02
of a business that might want to keep an
32:04
idea if they have a personal car or a
32:07
business car you know they want to keep
32:08
tabs on some of their employees correct
32:10
correct yes many investigators have
32:13
access to tracking devices there is
32:16
legislation that's on the books now
32:18
which kind of
32:19
strict some of the use of them but
32:21
probably most private investigators are
32:23
knowledgeable in what areas they can use
32:25
them what they can typically employees
32:27
or your property is protected so you can
32:31
use it to monitor and track your own
32:33
property yeah it's beneficial we've used
32:38
trackers and companies large companies
32:41
corporations have used private
32:43
investigators for employee thefts misuse
32:46
of property all kinds of things that you
32:51
can identify through investigation yeah
32:53
now you also get into personal
32:55
protection bodyguard type services as
32:57
well correct correct just based on my
33:00
background in law enforcement and a lot
33:02
of investigators and military and
33:03
whatnot have specific training in
33:05
bodyguard and personal protection prop
33:07
or for all kinds of people all kinds of
33:11
reasons that people might need it
33:12
doesn't necessarily have to be the upper
33:16
echelon client you know with ten billion
33:19
dollars a curity could be pretty much
33:22
anybody just depending on what their
33:25
need is sometimes people have stalkers
33:28
that are right that have been harassing
33:31
them in many different levels so they'll
33:34
hire an investigator to monitor what may
33:38
or may not be going on and documented
33:40
yeah that's that's a big one too I bet
33:42
for you know some of the females out
33:44
there that you know especially coming
33:45
out of high school college early you
33:47
know they're kind of living in their
33:48
first own their own household on their
33:50
own you know what a trying time
33:52
transitioning time for you know some of
33:54
these young gals sure yes absolutely
33:57
given the world that we live in with
34:01
with the social media the way people can
34:03
insulate themselves through application
34:06
processes and whatnot there's all types
34:08
of method of detection yeah in these
34:13
types of cases so it takes somebody
34:15
who's trained to kind of observe and
34:17
identify then you can bring some of
34:20
these people you know to justice in
34:22
future litigation yeah if you just
34:25
joined us we're talking with MJ Martinez
34:27
he's a private investigator here in the
34:29
Tampa Bay market advantage p i.com and
34:32
yeah
34:33
you know it's interesting it's such an
34:34
interesting area it's you know it's
34:36
definitely a you know a step outside the
34:39
box when you start thinking about you
34:40
know ways and applications of a private
34:42
investigator and it's really you know
34:44
it's a smart move to look at your
34:45
potential you know if you're looking at
34:47
a long term relationship you're looking
34:49
at a business partner you're looking at
34:51
folks that are working for you driving
34:53
company vehicles there's a lot of
34:55
different applications for this
34:56
absolutely absolutely going even further
35:00
in family court domestic domestic
35:05
litigation with divorce child custody
35:08
alimony all those things are on the
35:10
table those are all significant monetary
35:14
outlays that parties are going to have
35:16
to be faced with right coming out of
35:19
relationships so I always tell clients
35:23
you know the money do you expend right
35:25
now could save you insurmountable
35:29
amounts of money yeah future in the
35:31
future you know down the line so you
35:34
know everybody you don't want you don't
35:35
want to live in the past but you have to
35:37
prepare and yeah go forward I always
35:39
tell people don't hesitate investigate
35:42
there you go if you that's a good slogan
35:45
don't have the fruit of his head there
35:47
you go that's a good tagline yeah now I
35:49
know you can't say names and all that
35:51
good stuff but can you give us something
35:53
good can you give her something juicy
35:54
man give us some give us all right yeah
35:58
I can't absolutely can I give any names
36:00
I mean private is the operative word in
36:02
the right in the head in the
36:04
professional there's an honor there's a
36:06
code there's law that particular Strix
36:08
rise discussing anything about the
36:11
activities that we do um you know that
36:14
makes clients feel comfortable was my
36:16
pathetic yeah sure I mean I've you know
36:21
I've been involved in in matrimonial
36:25
cases you know where there are high
36:28
profile people in you know obviously
36:30
they absolutely would not want to have
36:32
their dirty laundry aired in right
36:35
public and I wouldn't feel comfortable
36:36
doing that it's just a matter people ask
36:39
me simple typically like a criminal
36:42
attorney you know how can you represent
36:43
that person knowing they might be guilty
36:45
or not guilty but you
36:47
you don't once you assess the client
36:52
intake information when you take the
36:54
case you essentially where that burden
36:57
on your back yeah and you know I try to
37:00
tell that clients that you know i care i
37:03
carry your problem through the process
37:05
and you know you you know I typically I
37:09
feel like I'm should be a licensed
37:11
therapist at this point be with you
37:14
because you have to you have to counsel
37:16
people through through their emotions
37:18
through this whole entire process
37:20
they're receiving information in real
37:23
time a lot of times and you don't know
37:26
what they're gonna do on the other end
37:27
hopefully they're gonna you know listen
37:29
to you and get through you know get it
37:32
through and get to the end and be in a
37:34
better place yeah absolutely you know I
37:36
feel like the same you know like a
37:38
counselor / / grandson or prone in some
37:43
cases but some of these you know the
37:44
real estate transactions I'm in I'm you
37:46
know I'm coaching people through it and
37:47
trying to help people through the
37:48
process absolutely you know being that
37:51
educational type of a real estate agent
37:54
when it comes to that and you know and
37:56
I'm sure you know with yours it's even
37:57
more in depth and it's a you know it's
37:59
tough we can't answer our phone all the
38:01
time we try to we you know we will try
38:03
to do a quick response via text if we
38:05
can but we you know we can't always be
38:07
available but that's one things we we
38:09
take pride in and I know all of our
38:11
partners do is is you know having that
38:12
consultative approach that educational
38:14
approach to their business and and you
38:16
know helping the consumers out there in
38:18
Tampa market and you know so it's a it's
38:21
an interesting field a lot of a lot of
38:23
interesting content there and and we're
38:25
going to come back we're going to talk
38:26
more with Manny with electric today as
38:28
well and we're going to hear some more
38:30
of our nuggets of advice from MJ
38:33
Martinez private investigator and we're
38:35
going to go through our lightning round
38:36
so the top consumer tips thanks to do
38:38
things to avoid when we come back so
38:39
stay with us the best is yet to come
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today and Before we jump back into this
42:30
great content I got a couple of listings
42:31
I want to talk about and kind of give
42:33
you a sample of the real estate market
42:35
here in Tampa Bay we got 1209 north fort
42:38
harrison avenue in clearwater in
42:39
pinellas county this is a great business
42:42
opportunity it's a zoned commercial and
42:45
it's got a rectangular shot just under
42:47
half acre it's got a small building on
42:49
it used to be a gas station it's all
42:50
cleaned out as far as EPA and things
42:51
like that 269 thousand dollars for 1209
42:55
north Fort Harrison and we also have
42:57
zero point seaside drive in Crystal
43:00
Beach this is a great lot it's on the
43:02
Ogden by you waterfront property vacant
43:04
land surrounded by million-dollar homes
43:07
multimillion-dollar homes here and it's
43:09
only 299 thousand dollars just reduced
43:11
over 150 thousand dollars is zero point
43:15
seaside driving Crystal Beach a great
43:17
buying opportunity vacant land and we
43:20
also have another vacant lot 5603 East
43:23
long boulevard in tampa bay side east
43:25
subdivision it's in the Bayport division
43:29
gated community here in tampa bay 5603
43:32
east Longboat boulevard 189 thousand
43:35
dollars buys you one of the last lots
43:37
available in Bayport got a water view up
43:40
front you've got a conservation view in
43:41
the back so it's a great buying
43:43
opportunity for this or any of our
43:44
consumer questions you may have links to
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all of our expert contributors check out
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real estate radio tampa calm so Manning
43:53
before the break we were talking about
43:54
you know some of the maintenance tips
43:55
for controlling your number one user of
44:00
electric in your your dollars per se is
44:03
your air conditioning unit yes your air
44:05
conditioning unit in your home is the
44:07
largest consumer of electricity that you
44:10
have
44:10
running there so why not maintain it we
44:14
should maintain it to run maximum
44:16
efficiency so you get everything you're
44:18
paying for out of that unit and then to
44:22
prevent lower repair bills right so if
44:25
you get it an annual maintenance done on
44:26
it it'll certainly help you there with
44:28
those two items maximum efficiency and
44:30
lower repair bills yeah and a couple of
44:32
things that you can do a couple things
44:34
that the homeowner should do frequently
44:36
like at least every month has change
44:38
your filter and people hear that all the
44:40
time change it feel to change your
44:41
filter but that is the most important
44:43
thing you can do to help not clog up
44:46
your coils not clog up your fan wheel
44:49
and all that stuff so that's a couple
44:52
things we can do but when we do a
44:53
maintenance we do check your filters
44:55
anyway and make sure you got the proper
44:57
one in there so it's sealed and just the
45:00
dust goes into the filter the fan we
45:04
check the coils that are inside there if
45:06
they get full of dusty they get warm and
45:08
you don't cool like they should the fan
45:11
motor that's in your unit inside it's
45:15
just like a big wheel and if it collects
45:16
dust in there from the filter being bad
45:19
it'll it'll slow down the airflow and
45:22
you'll get a lot less cooling from that
45:24
that's another thing we check and you
45:26
know we'll clean and check the fans in
45:28
the coils and the capacitors which is a
45:32
very important thing our AC text we're
45:34
talking about that in meeting this week
45:35
at work to everybody else have them
45:38
check the capacitors because if they're
45:39
not functioning properly your fans are
45:41
going to start as as quick and won't be
45:44
as efficient also everything that's not
45:46
efficient cost you money that's not the
45:48
same capacitor that old doc brown was
45:50
talking about on back to the future as
45:52
it does plugs acid no but it's on the
45:55
same principle that I give it gives your
45:57
motors a boost to get them started a
45:59
little bit quicker so okay we're not
46:01
going to use it in our car but yeah well
46:03
you did point one giggle yes yeah he's
46:06
got some high-powered stuff going on
46:07
here to do time travel but yeah if we
46:11
could figure out a way we do it too but
46:12
yeah I don't think that's coming here
46:14
soon from us anyway yeah right maybe
46:16
some things that you can do though you
46:19
can put a soft start on your inside
46:21
motor on the fan motor on
46:23
side unit so that you know it gradually
46:25
ramps up and doesn't give you that surge
46:28
at the beginning which of course saves
46:31
you money and then a hard start on your
46:33
compressor outside because the
46:35
compressor is under pressure at all
46:37
times and when it tries to start there's
46:39
pressure there and it's a little hard
46:41
for it to get going and if we install a
46:42
hard start in there it makes it start
46:44
instantly so you don't have that strain
46:48
on the compressor so all those things
46:51
there that we can do we'll check all the
46:54
seats make sure that working properly
46:55
install some of these extra features on
46:58
your ear unit if you want to to to save
47:01
money and not only just save money but
47:03
have a more efficient unit and make it
47:05
work the way it's supposed to work yeah
47:07
yeah absolutely when you look at you
47:09
know real estate properties a lot of
47:10
times it's the most important asset the
47:12
most valued asset that many families
47:14
have and and you know the the electrical
47:16
components of that asset is you know
47:18
something to definitely take a look at
47:20
and you don't want to lab the deferred
47:21
maintenance happening with your assets
47:23
so let's go ahead and jump into our
47:25
lightning round all right the lightning
47:28
round top consumer tips things to do
47:30
things to avoid MJ Martinez private
47:33
investigator advantage p I you're up hey
47:36
thank you again as I said before if
47:39
you're considering getting into a a
47:42
business contract or business venture
47:46
with entities that you're not under
47:47
percent sure about or there's other
47:49
factors do your due diligence hire an
47:54
investigator it will definitely pay
47:56
dividends in the end and give you the
47:59
peace of mind at least you did every
48:00
single thing going into possible to
48:03
prevent any kind of problem that you may
48:06
or may not see yeah smart move it's a
48:08
smart move lets you know take that take
48:09
that step and you know take a look at
48:12
what you're potentially setting up as a
48:14
failure you know you could find out
48:15
early in the process cut your losses
48:17
many top consumer tip things to do
48:19
things to avoid well things to do you
48:22
know do your AC to enough to your home
48:26
inspections for your electrical system
48:28
also you know between 100 and 200
48:31
dollars for a service will save you
48:33
anywhere from nine hundred and up in
48:35
repairs very
48:37
I round two top consumer tips nuggets of
48:39
advice don't hesitate investigate yeah I
48:44
like that one keep pounding the drum I
48:46
like that one right yeah we also do a
48:51
lot of other things with with
48:54
electronics computer and cellphone
48:56
detection there are spyware and things
48:59
of that nature that can be placed and
49:01
implemented on computers or on your cell
49:03
phone on your tablet investigators are
49:06
trained in detecting this information
49:09
and can possibly you know stop any
49:13
harassment or in insecure information
49:17
that you may have being there's ways
49:19
that people can track you like that they
49:21
install something on your phone they can
49:23
send a feed to another device correct
49:25
Wow and just here's my phone check out
49:27
and Manny what else top consumer tip no
49:32
I tell you what I would like to say some
49:34
top consumer advice here we're in the
49:37
service business and one of mj's
49:40
services he provides his background
49:42
checks for employees right which is very
49:44
important and she'd always hire a
49:46
contractor who does background checks
49:48
there know who's coming to your home and
49:51
always get a referral from somebody you
49:53
know and hire a licensed contractor
49:55
right yeah licensed bonded and yet heard
49:58
you know making sure they have those in
50:00
place great idea get that background
50:02
check done on potential employees you
50:05
know folks running out there
50:06
representing your company you know it's
50:08
a great point you want to talk about
50:09
background checks could I Interjet yeah
50:10
a little bit is especially if you're
50:13
going into a real estate transaction to
50:15
a property if you're an investor yeah an
50:18
investigator can determine more maybe
50:21
even more so the demographics of that
50:25
location as too far as far as crime
50:29
neighbors that information that you may
50:34
find beneficial later on and stuff with
50:36
a bad neighbor ya later on that you had
50:40
you had you know that moving into that
50:41
location you might not have moved into
50:44
that location and then you have to turn
50:46
around try to sell your property or vice
50:48
versa and it just makes
50:49
you were an investigator could have
50:50
identified some data that may and
50:53
definitely a benefit interesting yeah
50:55
you think about you know the amount of
50:56
you know unfortunately it's in it's a
50:59
negative thing but you've got the
51:02
registered offenders creme you got the
51:04
sexual offenders you do checks on that
51:06
and you know there's there's things to
51:09
look at and that's you know the goal
51:10
this shows we want to have you think a
51:12
layer deeper you know help you
51:13
understand you have the decisions that
51:15
you make today are going to affect your
51:17
future yes so yeah absolutely Manny
51:20
another another nugget advice sounded
51:23
negative advice just that keep up with
51:27
your maintenance check your outside
51:29
items security lights are pretty big you
51:33
know the for those reasons you know put
51:36
some up around the house and get ready
51:39
for a storm season yeah yeah absolutely
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reach out to we you know we've got some
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