Appliance Safety

According to the January 2013 issue of Consumer Reports, “Appliance problems, including fires, topped the list of incidents filed in 2012 with the federal data base that gives consumers a way to report complaints…” Consumer Reports goes on to say “in our March 2012...

Smoke Detectors

In an emergency; a smoke detector can be one of the most valuable devices in your home. They can alert you to a silent killer as you sleep, or warn you that the cookies are done, OK, over done. But in either case they can save your life and property from damage. Over...

New permits required for upgrades

Do it yourself,….. Or not. A new letter was provided for the Energy Rebate program this month, and was forwarded to us by our friendly competition and local chapter president of ASHI, The American Society of Home Inspectors. It has come to light that there is a...

Changing lighting technology

Bye-bye incandescent!! Energy costs are forever rising so the need for conservation is growing. One of the best ways to save on electrical energy is to change our old incandescent light bulbs for newer more efficient fluorescent and light emitting diode (LED) bulbs...

Snow Loading

With the winter weather we have had this year and the accumulated snow, its hard to find a place to put it all. The snow dumps are filling up locally and we have all heard of the collapse of buildings in Cordova and the heavy accumulations in Valdez. When the National...