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A business differentiator amid a Coronavirus pandemic

A business differentiator amid a Coronavirus pandemic

If a real estate agent or an investor had this competitive advantage, would they be more or less likely to list and show more houses and close more deals? One of the most relevant topics of our time is Coronavirus, stopping the spread and staying as clean as...
Cast iron piping

Cast iron piping

Cast iron piping Cast iron piping was used up through the 1960’s in our area for waste lines under a house. Metal waste lines that are now 50 or more years old experience interior scaling, occlusion (blockage), root intrusion, cracks and/or debris accumulation which...
Required safety upgrades during an investor renovation

Required safety upgrades during an investor renovation

We see a lot of rehabbed properties and I must say God bless the entrepreneur but…often the work is not performed under a building permit.  There are likely several required safety upgrades during an investor renovation.  From an inspector’s paradigm, if we...
ABCs of AFCIs

ABCs of AFCIs

In 1999, the National Electric Code (NEC) required the use of Arc Fault Circuit Interrupters (AFCIs) in bedrooms, effective adoption in January 2002. These are most frequently seen as breakers with funny green, blue or yellow buttons on them in your sub panel often...
The New “Poly”? Cali raises serious questions about PEX piping

The New “Poly”? Cali raises serious questions about PEX piping

If it’s in your house, you’ll want to read this. In a web site article forwarded to me by a concerned client an organization called the California State Pipe Trades Council (and in conjunction with a slew of other State, safety and health organizations) raised serious...