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Backyard Bliss: Tips for Creating a Backyard Wonderland

At the end of a long day, during the dog days of summer, on a wind-down weekend, or any other time that you want a little bliss in your life, your backyard can be your own private sanctuary from the world. If yours is looking a little bit more like an impenetrable jungle or an … Continued

Battle of the Tape: Duct Mastic vs. Foil Tape

Ducts within your home can spring leaks for a wide variety of reasons, and at any time, making it a somewhat tough problem to lookout for. That’s why it’s important to have your HVAC system regularly maintained. Still, if you suddenly have a higher-than-average energy bill, your air conditioner or furnace seems to have to … Continued

A Dry Spell: A Look at Xeriscaping

As California continues its seemingly endless drought, water conservation has become more important than ever from using water-saving plumbing components, to reducing the amount of time watering the lawns. Homeowners can be fined up to $200 a day for wasting water or watering their lawns outside of the designated time. However, your yard doesn’t have … Continued

Buyer Beware of San Diego House Flippers

Since the recession, buying and flipping homes is a common practice everywhere.  As a buyer, you should scrutinize anything that has been bought and put back on the market quickly.  Unfortunately, the code enforcement departments do not have the staffing to effectively police an activity that is out of control. Frequently, house flippers in San … Continued

The Dark Side to Organics: Why Choose Low-VOC Paint?

If you’re currently looking at paint in today’s world, you’ve likely heard about lead paint but you’ve probably also run across the term VOC, which stands for volatile organic compounds. VOCs are carbon-based compounds that vaporize at room temperature and can combine with other airborne compounds to form ozone. When exposed to ozone, individuals can … Continued

What You Need to Know about Lead Paint and Asbestos

Your home should be your safe haven, free of any risks that could harm you or your family.  Sometimes, older homes contain building materials that have since been outlawed.  In their latent condition, these materials do not pose a risk. However, when remodeling, it is imperative to take care and properly remove and dispose of … Continued

Why You Should Choose Plumbing Components Water-Wisely

Water-wise plumbing components aren’t just great for the environment—they can be great for your budget, too! The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) certifies many types of plumbing components to help each one of us do our part to conserve water and save money on our monthly water and energy bills. Here we’ll take a look at … Continued

5 Common Home Remodeling Mistakes

If you’ve ever watched a home remodeling program, you’re well aware that potential problems can spring up. That’s why it’s important to be aware of the most common mistakes homeowners make during the remodeling process to prevent and avoid such disasters. Remodeling can be a large financial undertaking, and mistakes can double—or even triple—the original … Continued

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