Saving money sounds good at first, but when it comes to home repairs, you have to decide if you want to save money now or later. What most homeowners don’t realize is that unlicensed contractors are cheaper for multiple reasons. The obvious one is that they do not acquire a bond to protect their work and thus, do not have to pay licensing fees. [Read more…]
There’s ways to prevent water damage in your home that are just common sense—don’t let your 5-year-old run the bath water for themselves, for instance, or making sure you hire a professional install your windows so you know they are watertight.
But there’s smaller, less obvious ways that you prevent water damage by regularly checking the areas that are most likely to suffer from it. Modern homes have plenty of appliances, sinks, showers and other places where water is merely controlled by hoses, taps or buttons. And let’s not even get into how electricity and water do not mix! [Read more…]
If you were done with the rain on Tuesday, you’re going to be disappointed. The second Pacific storm of the week started this morning, bringing as much as .75 inches of rain and even up to three inches in the mountains, it’s predicted.
“It’s very early for the season,” said Weather Service meteorologist Mark Moede. “Since I’ve been here, nothing this strong has arrived in the first week of October. And I’ve been here 15 years.”
Wonder why this one’s bringing colder weather? That’s because it’s a storm from the Gulf of Alaska. Brrr! These are more typically seen in winter, but let’s face it—it’s not the first sign of odd or unusual weather this year! [Read more…]