• Preparing Your Home for the Winter Season

    Preparing Your Home for the Winter Season

    When we think about preparing our home and landscape for the winter season perhaps we have a more aesthetic end goal in mind. In reality, preparing for winter is much more important! Practicality and safety are the real end goals. The tips provided here will keep you in proactive mode against unforeseen weather events that
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    Wildfire Preparation

    Wildfire Preparation

    Southern California is infamous for its wildfire seasons. With high temperatures and winds, fires can spring up and can spread very quickly. It is important to take the time to prepare for evacuation should an emergency situation arise. Below is a checklist that can help you with this: 1. Pack an emergency bag for you
  • Mold Remediation

    Mold Remediation

    So you found some mold in your home…now what? Do you look on the internet and try to fix it yourself (bleach and water? Vinegar?) or do you call in a specialist? First of all, do you know what type of mold it is? There are many types of mold that can grow in many

  • How to Detect a Water Leak

    How to Detect a Water Leak

    With all the water running through homes, there are many opportunities for undetected water leaks. Small, or even tiny, water leaks can cause a lot of damage and cost a lot to eventually repair as they can go for long periods of time before being detected. Here are some tips to help you spot a

  • Firework safety

    Firework safety

    Parades, BBQs, fireworks, block parties and red, white and blue. When t’s the 4th of July, that means celebrating often with hours of fireworks. For those of you who chose to put on your own fireworks show, safety is imperative and no small matter. Fireworks are fire hazards as well as a physical danger, but
  • Earthquakes

    Earthquakes

    What to do before, during and after an earthquake: Here on the west coast, earthquakes are a common occurrence. It would only make sense to be prepared for one, or for any disaster for that matter. On that note, here are some helpful tips: 1. Before an Earthquake: We previously posted a wildfire preparation list.

  • Ductwork mold how does it get there

    Ductwork mold how does it get there

    Here is how it happens…water condenses on the AC coils, and if dust or dirt is on the coils, mold grows. So, if your AC coils are dusty and dirty, it’s pretty much a given. Also by using cheap fiberglass filters that let dust pass through onto the AC coils, having an air intake in

  • Cleaning And Preserving Patio Furniture

    Cleaning And Preserving Patio Furniture

    Summer time usually means spending a lot more time outdoors and utilizing that dusty old patio furniture. If you have a big BBQ or gathering coming up and you would like to get your patio furniture in tip top shape, here are some useful points for patio furniture cleaning: 1. Remove all cushions from the frames before
  • Are You In Danger From Asbestos In Your Home?

    Are You In Danger From Asbestos In Your Home?

    Good news! The answer is most likely not. Even if your house has asbestos in it, which pretty much all houses built before the ’70s do, the asbestos should not become a danger unless disturbed. From EPA‘s website directly: “Asbestos-containing materials that aren’t damaged or disturbed are not likely to pose a health risk. Usually the
  • Preparing Your Home For Vacation

    Preparing Your Home For Vacation

    Summer is coming up, which often translates into vacations. Or maybe you just want to get a head start on preparing for a winter vacation. Whether you’re taking an extended vacation for a month or two, or taking a shorter vacation for a week or so, you need to ensure your house is secure and
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