Archive | January, 2013

Anniversary of 1994 Northridge Earthquake

It has been 19 years since that devastating earthquake hit Los Angeles. For some, that may be hard to believe. For others, it may seem like just yesterday. The most dangerous thing about earthquakes, besides their obvious ability to cause massive destruction, is that even scientists can’t predict them with any certainty. Since then, great […]

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Mold in Rental – What Are Your Rights?

Mold is quite an insidious tenant in any property—rented or owned, commercial or residential, nobody wants mold around. And it’s really not surprising, as it can cause significant health problems, including rashes, chronic fatigue, nausea, memory loss and reduced brain functions, hemorrhaging, asthma—just to name a few. Although naturally humid climates usually experience more cases […]

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Are Portable Ethanol Fireplaces Safe?

For the most part, yes—portable ethanol fireplaces are safe. But, as with any device or appliance that has an open flame, there are precautions you need to take.     In recent years, the portable ethanol fireplace has made sitting by the fire, both indoors and outdoors, something that’s both easy to do and pleasant […]

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Easy & Effective Home Maintenance Tips

What are your New Year’s Resolutions? Exercise more? Eat healthier? Clean out your closet and donate old stuff? What about your house? Regular home maintenance is good for you AND your property in the long run. It extends its “economic age”, a term meaning the number of years a house is expected to survive. It […]

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