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The Dangers of Letting an Unlicensed Contractor Work on Your Pool

EL SOBRANTE – I strongly urge homeowners to hire licensed companies to work on their pools or hot tubs—the safety of your family is at stake. Modern pools incorporate a variety of heating and lighting systems for our enjoyment and…Read More

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Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

SAN MATEO − As we head into summer, it’s a good time to check your air conditioning equipment and make sure it’s running as cleanly and efficiently as possible. Start by checking your air filter; if it’s dirty, replace it before you…Read More

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A Cutting-Edge Product for Non-Wood Decks

SEBASTOPOL − Many people love authentic wood decks, but not everyone wants to deal with the maintenance they require. That’s why, over the last two decades, we’ve seen a profusion of non-wood or “composite” decking materials hit the market, each of which…Read More

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Finding the Right Funeral Home

DALY CITY − When it comes to choosing a funeral home, price isn’t the only important factor to consider. For example, is the funeral home local? Many people aren’t aware that most mortuaries are owned by national corporations. Besides providing a better…Read More

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The Science of CoolSculpting®

SAN RAMON − CoolSculpting® is one of the most cutting-edge innovations in weight loss. The concept behind CoolSculpting was discovered many years ago when physicians noticed the dimpling effect that occurred as children sucked on popsicles. After further research, the physicians found…Read More

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Calculating the Cost of Auto Maintenance

SAN FRANCISCO – Upon receiving an unexpected bill to repair your car, it’s understandable if you have an emotional reaction. You might begin to wonder if it’s time to trade your old vehicle for something newer that needs less maintenance. However,…Read More

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Choosing the Right Window Contractor

BURLINGAME – When planning for a window replacement project, it’s crucial to hire the right contractor. Here are some attributes to look for in a window contractor: Longevity If a window contractor has been in business for many years, it indicates…Read More

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Addressing the “Big Picture” with HVAC Estimates

DUBLIN – When getting an estimate for a new heating, cooling and ventilation system, make sure it addresses the big picture. First of all, the estimate should address all aspects of system operation, not just the HVAC unit itself. The estimate…Read More

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The Unknown Affordability of Homeownership

LIVERMORE – If you’re a renter in the Bay Area, there’s a good chance you’re paying thousands of dollars each month for housing. Like many renters, you may have considered the option of buying a home, only to conclude that you…Read More

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The Truth about Lifetime Roofing Warranties

SANTA ROSA – When it comes to installing new roofs, many homeowners fail to fully understand their warranties. Most roofing product manufacturers provide a “lifetime warranty,” which seemingly indicates the roof is fully covered throughout its expected lifespan. Unfortunately, it isn’t…Read More

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