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What are the Options for Insulating a Home

Home insulation is not a common item to upgrade in a house in San Francisco.  But if you’re renovating your house and opening up some walls, it might be an easy place to help lower your energy bills and increase the comfort level of the home. Quick Summary of the...

Poor Drainage Around A Home

Drainage around a house or property is one to the most over looked items when purchasing a home. Water is the enemy of any home or building and poor drainage just increases the probability for that water to cause problems.   Common problems that poor drainage...

Differences between Edison Fuse Types

If you have an Edison “Screw in” fuse panel there are many types and sizes to buy. Knowing the difference can save you lots of headaches later from constant blown fuses. Type T:These are the original cartridge style Edison fuses. These were created when there were few...

Not All Smoke Alarms are Created Equal

Did you know there are two types smoke alarms, and one is considered safer than the other? There are two types of smoke alarm sensors used:  Photoelectric and Ionization.  Photoelectric smoke alarms sense particles in the air using a small light.  Ionization smoke...

What should you know about Fuse Panels?

In the San Francisco Bay Area, we see a lot of old buildings with fuse panels.  The question of whether they are safe to have or if they should be replaced is a common question we get during home inspections.  Here is what you need to know about fuse panels. Quick...

How Long do Different Roof Systems Last?

When deciding if it is time to replace your roof there are several factors that will affect the life expectancy of your roof in the San Francisco Bay Area. Factors to Consider for Estimating Roof Life Span The style of your roof?.  Flat vs Sloped Type and...