Spring Storm Prep: What You Need to Know

Spring storms can create volatile weather in the San Diego area, so keeping your home and family comfortably safe and dry during this season is especially important. Rather than waiting until a storm is approaching, it’s better to take a proactive approach by making preparations in advance. Here are some storm prep tips that can help: Create an Emergency Kit Collect a couple of lanterns or flashlights, assorted batteries, an extra cell phone charger, a small amount of cash, a…

Home Additions: What You Should Know

A home addition can add needed space and new life to your home. It can upgrade its overall aesthetic appearance and potentially elevate its value if you decide to sell in the future. However, a home addition is also a big step for most homeowners and not something to undertake on an impulse. Here are some of the issues you’ll need to consider in the decision-making process: How Will You Handle HVAC? Adding air conditioning and heating to a new…

Tips to Prevent Basement Flooding in Your Home

If your house has a basement, chances are that basement flooding may already be a familiar issue. Insurance statistics show that the majority of homes with basements will experience some sort of water damage down there, major or minor. It’s a natural result of the fact that water flows downward and the basement is typically the lowest point in the house. However, this inconvenience and damage need not be an inevitability. By eliminating the usual suspects in basement flooding, you…

Water Pressure Problems and How to Solve Them

Low water pressure problems are an ongoing annoyance. Showerheads and faucets don’t perform properly when pressure is below specifications. Toilet tanks take forever to refill; washing machine fill cycles are very slow. Because pressure through the water heater tank is reduced, the waiting time for hot water to reach a faucet or other fixture is also extended. “Normal” water pressure in a residence varies according to the municipal water supply and the size of the house. However, it’s generally agreed…