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3 Easy Ways To Add Value To Your New Home

3 easy ways to add value to your new home in Myrtle Beach and on the Grand Strand

Are You A Myrtle Beach Contractor or Builder?

If you are, or know someone who is, pay close attention.

Are You Looking to Purchase a New Home In Myrtle Beach?

If you are, or know someone who is, pay close attention.

Are You Building a New Home on the Grand Strand?

If you are, or know someone who is, play close attention.

The Myrtle Beach area, the Grand Strand, is booming!

New roads.

New neighborhoods.

New stores.

New banks.

New hospitals.

New schools.

New local attractions.

New hotels.

New restaurants.

You name it and someone, somewhere, on the Grand Strand is building it!

Isn’t it crazy to see the road construction and the building, the new neighborhoods, stores and restaurants just popping up all over the place?

Just the other day we were driving on Business 17 on the south end of Myrtle Beach near the airport, and what seemed like happened overnight (probably took a few weeks) another new Walmart Neighborhood Store popped up on a corner lot! Not really keeping count, but we can name at least five such stores that were built in the last year or so on the Grand Strand. That’s a LOT of new Walmart stores in one area… and area that already has several Super Walmart Stores!

Take it from Walmart – if they build new stores, that area is thriving and growing! 

Stores, schools and roads, oh my!

That’s all great, but who is moving to Myrtle Beach?

It seems everyone is!

What is There Not to Love About Myrtle Beach?

People move to the beach for

  • weather
  • cheap cost of living
  • cheap homes
  • low tax rates
  • join up with family
  • jobs
  • retirement
  • seasonal work
  • college

Whatever reason they come, most people stay and make Myrtle Beach their permanent home!

If You Are Building a New Home in Myrtle Beach, Pay Attention Here!

building a new home in Myrtle Beach - what you need to know now

We are a locally owned and locally operated small business, Strand Security. We live and work right here at the beach with you, in a neighborhood just like yours.

If you are investing in the Grand Strand area, by buying a new home or establishing a business, especially a new construction, we want you to get more bang for your buck.

We work with contractors, builders and home and business owners on a daily basis.

Here is what we learned: It pays to think and plan ahead!

Meaning; when building a home or a business building, it is a good idea to add wiring and pipes for certain add-on features you might, or might not, want at a later date.

Here are three adds-on features (we feel these aren’t really add-ons but we’ve learned they are) you might want to consider planning for BEFORE construction on your home or business building is complete!

These three features are

  1. Central Vacuum
  2. Security Wiring
  3. Home Theater

If you have any of these item on your ‘wish list’ for your new home let us tell you that adding these AFTER your construction is complete, you’ll also be adding more money to overall cost for these items!

Wiring for a security system or adding the central vacuum to your new home is MUCH EASIER and MUCH CHEAPER to do BEFORE the WALLS GO UP! That does make sense, right? The same holds true for the construction of a home theater! Getting the right wiring, the right outlets in the right place on the right wall makes it ‘done right’ the first time and saves you money down the road.

Last but not least let us mention that adding these ‘extra’ features adds immediate value to your new home!

Let Us Work With Your Builder!

We enjoy working with builders.

If you are in the midst of construction for a new home or business, come talk to us at our office in Murrells Inlet or call Chuck anytime at 843-318-6392. We prefer doing your installation before the walls are up, but certainly before the home is completely finished. It will save you money and that makes not just us happy, but it should make you happy as well!

How may we help you today?

Call Strand Security in Myrtle Beach at 843-318-6392

13 Amazing Central Vacuum Facts That Blew Us Away!

Have You Ever Used a Central Vacuum?

Central Vacuum facts you don't want to miss, Myrtle Beach!

If you’ve never seen one or used a central vacuum, you are in for a treat!

We firmly believe that ANYONE who is CURRENTLY BUILDING A HOME should have a central vacuum added to their list of amenities to install prior to finishing the home.

When builders offer Beam Central Vacuum Systems in their homes a number of benefitsfor the builder and the consumer – are evident:

13 Central Vacuum Facts So Amazing You’ll Want One!

Central Vacuum Facts you will love, Myrtle Beach! Beam Central Vacuum

 

1. Easy to use

Easy enough even a child can vacuum (chores!). It’s plug in the hose, select your attachment of choice and vacuum away!

2. No heavy lifting

Light enough to handle for those with back problems, or the elderly, or someone who has a hard time getting around.

3. No more cords

There is just nothing to plug in; no need to search for a plug in every room of the house.

4. Cost effective

BEAM Central vacuums come with a long warranty and just keep on going long after any vacuum would. They can handle lots and lots of your dust, guaranteed.

5. Health benefit

Less dust = better air quality

6. More Power

Do you have dogs or cats? If you do, you have hair…and lots of it. BEAM Central Vacuums are great for removing these pesky hairs, quicker and with more power!

7. Noise reduction

Love to vacuum but despise the noise? Do you have pets who are scared of your current vacuum? A BEAM ventral vacuum makes much less noise than a regular old vacuum!

8. Huge supply of attachments

The BEAM central vacuum comes with many cool attachments to use in all the small nooks and crannies in your home! They are easy to attach and switch out.

9. No more dust mites

Our Central Vacuums do a great job on removing dust mites from your mattresses!

10. Convenience

It’s fun, easy and convenient to vacuum; whether you need a full home clean, or just a one room or one area clean, your central vacuum is a convenient and fast!

11. Powerful deep cleaning

Central vacuums have more power than regular vacuum. Because of that, you can do a much more thorough and deep cleaning.

12. Smart investment

BEAM Central vacuums are a smart investment. They keep their value and will serve you well over a long period of time in your home.

13. Increased resale value of your home

Central vacuums are often a selling point when putting your home on the market! Much like investing money in a new kitchen or bathroom; central vacuum often increase the overall resale value of your home.


Please contact us for more information about central vacuums and how we can help you get one installed in your Myrtle Beach area home!

Contact Strand Security today

Sell Homes Faster When You Do This

Sell Homes Faster When You Do This: Pre-wire for a security system, a home theater and add a central vacuum!

Three Things To Add To Your List When Building A House

When building new houses from the foundation up, there are many things to take into consideration. Things such as cabinets, paint colors, lighting, and flooring to name just a few. However, there are other items that are not so cosmetic that are also part of the process and very important. Electrical wiring and plumbing are two of these examples.  We all know that both electrical and plumbing systems have to be installed during the building process. May we suggest three things to add to your list that may help sell your house faster if they are pre-installed?

Wiring and cables for things such as home theaters, Central Vacuums, and security systems are much easier to install before the drywall goes up.  It is far cheaper and easier to install these during the building process rather than later. Can you imagine the cost of having a central vac added after the walls go up and everything is completed?

“It is a competitive Real Estate market; having extra features can help sell your homes much faster.”

Here are a few great reasons to consider having your new spec homes wired for a home theater, security system and having a central vac installed.

Sell homes faster when you do this

Home Security System

Why pre-install a Security System?

Both homeowners and builders should consider the statistics when it comes to protecting their families, and clients. Statistics paint an interesting picture as to how home security systems and alarm monitoring can affect crime rates and home burglaries. According to the FBI, there were an estimated 8,277,829 property crimes in the United States during 2014. A major deterrent to home burglaries is a home security system. With crime rates increasing in metro cities especially, now is the time to pre-install a security system.

According to a study done by University of North Carolina, when interviewing burglars, a security system is a deterrent.

  • “Within a broad set of potential target hardening deterrents, alarms and outdoor cameras and other surveillance equipment were considered by a majority of burglars.”
  • “About 60% of the burglars indicated that the presence of an alarm would cause them to seek an alternative target altogether. This was particularly true among the subset of burglars that were more likely to spend time deliberately and carefully planning a burglary.”
  • “Most burglars would try to determine if an alarm was present before attempting a burglary. Among those that determined that an alarm was present after initiating a burglary, about half would discontinue the attempt.”

Pre-wiring and installation by professionals during the building process assures that the security system will be in place the moment you move in. That means you can feel safe immediately upon moving in. For decades, home security systems have kept houses and their occupants safe and secure. 

 

Central Vacuum

Why have a central vacuum pre-installed?

Central Vacuums are very convenient! Are you sick of dragging a heavy and awkward canister vacuum around the house and even up the stairs?  Give your back a break and install a Central Vacuum. Another added bonus, the Central Vac canister only needs emptied about 2 to 3 times a year! They are also economical to install and will add value to the home.

“EPA estimates that indoor air may be up to five times more polluted than outdoor air.”

Pollen, dander, fur, dust and more remain in the canister vacuums and will escape back into the air. A central vacuum removes them all to the outside of the house, while only taking approximately 30 minutes.

Central Vacuum Cleaners are the best solution for healthier air!

 

Home Theater

Why pre-install a home theater?

If you greatly enjoy watching movies then it will likely be worth the investment for you. Experience being at a movie theater in the comfort of your own home! The surround sound alone will put you in the drivers seat of your favorite movie.  

You can upgrade your home with more than just granite countertops; a state of the art home theater system. By pre-wiring the whole house, you allow a new home owner to choose whether to add a home theater immediately or later, without having to reconstruct anything.

Investing in a security system, Central Vacuum, and home theater takes a great deal of research, knowledge, and confidence. That is why it is convenient to go ahead and get your systems pre-installed when your home is being built. Strand Security of Myrtle Beach can do all of your installations for you!

Remember that pre-installation is cost effective and will save a lot of work in the long run and it may just be the ticket to selling your homes faster!

To learn more  about how we can help you, give us a call today!

Contact Strand Security today

 

Why You Need a Central Vacuum in Your Home

Got a Spouse? Got Kids? Got Pets?

If you live in a home and you share it with a spouse, kids and/or pets, a central vacuum can make a huge difference in you lifestyle! What am I talking about? How often do you lug your vacuum around your house? Do you drag or carry it from the front of the house to the back, from the bottom floor to the bedrooms upstairs and from the house into the garage to clean out your car? And how often do you need to clean the filters, change the bag or empty our the canister? We live near the beach in Myrtle beach, so we are used to having sand in our cars…it’s a must for us to vacuum often!

Do you have questions about owning a central vacuum?

Of course you do! Anyone who is looking to improve their lifestyle and is ready to invest money into a device that can cut time and effort, will of course be doing some homework on the pros and cons.

BEAM Alliance Central Vacuum System Dealer

Before we share several links to articles about owning and installing a central vacuum in your home, we want you to know that we are a registered BEAM Central Vacuum distributor and installer in the Myrtle Beach, SC area! (the only one). We will be happy to give you a demonstration of the BEAM machine in our showroom. Just call us!
So, before you decide on purchasing and having someone install a central vacuum in your existing home, or in your soon-to-be-build home, read these articles chockfull of good information!

Why you need a central vacuum in your home

1. How a Central Vacuum Works

The first article we want to share is ‘How Central Vacuums Work‘.

“Cleaning the house may not be your idea of a fun activity. But while vacuuming may never be fun, there is a way to make the job a little easier.

 

Most of us vacuum with the standard moveable unit, but have you ever thought of installing a central vacuum system in your home? Central vacuum systems are becoming more common. According toCentralVacuum.com, a central vacuum system can cost less than a high-end moveable vacuum and can add around $2,000 to your home’s resale value.

 

In this article, you will learn what a central vacuum system is, about different types of systems and how each works, the benefits of central versus portable units, and how to choose the central vacuum system that is right for your cleaning needs.­”

 

2. 8 Facts That Will Make you Seriously Consider a Central Vacuum

Central vacuum cleaners are becoming increasingly popular for many good reasons. They offer numerous advantages over traditional vacuum cleaners, i.e. portable vacuum cleaners. In this article about central vacuums, you will find a breakdown of eight of the top advantages.

They include

  • more power
  • convenience
  • cost benefits
  • health benefits
  • less noise
  • many attachments
  • increased value of your home
  • keep your mattress clean

If these 8 facts haven’t completely won you over, check out the last link and don’t forget to watch the quick video below!

 

3. How To Best Choose Any Vacuum and Choose The One That’s Best for Your Home

If you still aren’t quite sure on whether you need a central vacuum, or if another vacuum would do the trick, keep reading.

Buying a vacuum cleaner for the first time isn’t as simple as it used to be. If you wish to make your house cleaner with dust-free floors and unblemished carpets, it’s time to upgrade. There can be many reasons why you need a vacuum cleaner, but have you thought about the kind of cleaner you want for your home.

If you’re thinking of buying an affordable and valuable vacuum cleaner that you wouldn’t mind replacing once every couple of years, there are plenty of options to choose from. And if you want to invest in a high-end vacuum cleaner that’ll last for nearly a decade, that’s fine too!

Read more on how to best choose a vacuum cleaner in this helpful article!

4. BEAM Central Vacuums

Lastly, we want to share this link to the BEAM website. Here you will learn why choosing a BEAM Central Vacuum is just plain smart!

Whether this is the right time for you, or not, educating yourself about your options is always a good idea. Let us know in the comments if you have any questions, too!

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