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November 25, 1994 - Image 45

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1994-11-25

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Home, Sweet Home

Going out of town? Building inspectors will check your house
to make sure everything is OK.

STEVE STEIN STAFF WRITER

PHOTO BY BILL GEMMELL

y

ou and your family are
headed to Florida for
a week of fun in the
sun. Or perhaps you
and your wife are going to Is-
rael for a month-long tour.
Who is going to watch your
home while you're gone? Per-
haps a friend, a neighbor, or
a relative. Mike' Chayet and
Karen Beresh-Egren say
they have a better idea.
Mr. Chayet and . Ms.
Beresh-Egren are owners of
the new AAA Management
firm, a Waterford-based busi-
ness which has been in oper-
ation for just three months.
For a fee (the basic cost is
$15 per day), they'll do tasks
like feed the cat, water plants,
check the heat, make sure
there are no water leaks, flush
toilets, run the water, bring in
the mail, turn lights on and
off and meet the police if the
burglar alarm goes off.
So, what makes them dif-
ferent from Uncle Bob or
Sam, the next-door neighbor?
"If something is wrong, we
can take steps immediately
to fix it because we're li-
censed," Mr. Chayet said.
Mr. Chayet and Ms.
Beresh-Egren own broker,
builder and real estate li-
censes. And they have expe-
rience checking out homes.
They've inspected thousands
the past nine years through
their other business, the Wa-
terford-based Tri-County Mike Chayet and Karen Beresh Egren check a furnace.
Building Inspectors firm.
For the past several years,
The sales manager for Herald gas company and showed them
Mr. Chayet has been keeping an Wholesale in Oak Park says she where the leak was when they
eye on friends' and business as- trusts Mr. Chayet "100 percent. got there," Ms. Kantor said. "Be-
sociates' homes while they have With Mike around, it's like I'm fore I went on that trip, I was feel-
been away. About 12 months ago, home when I'm away. Mike even ing tired and nauseous. It
he decided to turn the service into takes off his shoes so he doesn't probably was from the leak."
On another occasion, Ms. Kan-
a business and he brought Ms. get mud in the house."
Beresh-Egren into the fold.
Two months ago, while Ms. tor said, Ms. Chayet prevented
Lori Cantor says Mr. Chayet Kantor was in Florida, Mr. some pipes in her home from
has been watching her 2,800- Chayet noticed a gas leak in her freezing. 0
square-foot West Bloomfield home.
home for years.
"Mike immediately called the me

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