Jeff Heiser

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A construction specialist based in Sagamore Hills, Ohio, Jeff Heiser has 26 years of experience in loss control. Jeff provides technical support and advice to the loss control and underwriting departments as well as Cincinnati Insurance policyholders.


Home improvement: Contractor vs. do-it-yourself

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Should you do it yourself, or hire a contractor? This might not even have been a question a generation or two ago. In our grandparents’ time, most families had a skilled tradesperson such as a carpenter, plumber, electrician or bricklayer to turn to for assistance. The small neighborhood hardware store had few options, and the suppliers who carried fixtures and materials catered primarily to skilled contractors. But the increase in large home improvement retail centers allows today’s homeowner easy access to materials and product options to update your home and increase its value.


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Know the limitations when using a crane

The world of construction is fast paced. Contractors strive to complete their projects quickly and efficiently without sacrificing quality or safety. Mobile cranes are versatile and powerful pieces of equipment that can help contractors reach those goals by moving materials and equipment great distances and placing them in hard-to-reach areas. Whether a contracting firm owns or rents a crane or has a crane present on its jobsite, no lift should be treated as routine. There is always potential for death, injury, property damage, interruption of business and the effects of[…..]


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7 tips for using power tools safely at home

Most Americans live in or grew up in a home that was built and maintained with conventional hand tools, the most common of which was a claw hammer. Instead of using tools powered largely by muscle and sweat, today homeowners use time-saving tools powered by internal combustion engines, compressed air, electricity, compressed gas and gunpowder.


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