Garage Door Maintenance

An annual garage door tune-up inspection helps ensure reliable, quiet operation and safety. Each step of the tune-up takes 10 minutes or less and is worth it to keep your garage door in good working order.

Perhaps no other part of your home experiences as much wear and tear as your overhead garage door. The average garage door will go up and down more than a thousand times a year. When kept in good working order, it provides convenience and security. But a neglected door can not only become as noisy as a locomotive but also pose a significant safety risk to your family, especially your kids. In this article, we'll show the steps involved in the annual inspection and maintenance of your automatic overhead door for reliable, quiet operation and safety. Many of these tips also apply to overhead garage doors that don't even have an automatic opener.

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The REAL Ideal Temperture Setting For Your Water Heater

When adjusting my hot water heater, what temperature should I set it to? Is the answer different if you have: concerns about diseases, a dishwasher, young children or elderly that can be easily burned, electric vs. gas heat, type of plumbing (e.g. PEX or Copper) or Allergies?

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Why a new roof Needs an Inspection

Properly installed Ridge Venting is an import factor for your newly installed roof. This is often don improperly on the majority of re-roofs seen in the Seattle area. This will contribute to attic ventilation issues, condensation and mold.

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Lead Flashing Boots a Must In Seattle Area

But is Lead Flashing alone good enough? Cheap flashing boots can cause roof leaks and costly repairs. So it system seem to work in rainy Seattle area? We think we have an answer for that......

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Tips for Hiring a Home Improvement Professional

Whether you’ve decided to put up a fence around the backyard pool or update the guest bathroom, hiring a professional to get the job done can take away a little bit of the stress. However, actually hiring the professional will take a little bit of work on your end.

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Heat Pumps & Tankless Water Heaters

Tankless water heaters are a cost effective option for residential or commercial buildings. Tankless water heating systems cost 10-40% less to operate. This is less expensive than standard water heaters. Tankless water heating units provides hot water when you need it. They heat water without the need for a water storage tank.

Getting hot water only when you need it lowers your energy bill. When you go tankless you don’t have to wait for the storage tank to fill up. Your water heater gives you a constant supply of hot water. Tankless heating systems increase your energy efficiency by 24-34% over standard Gas or Electric water heaters.

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Kitchen Exhaust Fans Ducts & CFMs

Undersized exhaust ducting can create a fire hazard with Kitchen grease. Duct sizing should be sized according the the fixtures CFM to insure proper venting.

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Your Smoke Detector May Just KILL YOU !!!

Standard dectectors will fail. Do you know what type is in your home? What type you should buy? Need a combo unit or better single units? 

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EMF Testing for Radiation Exposure Home & Office

Are You Exposed To EMFs?

Virtually everyone is exposed to EMFs. Even inthe most far-flung corners of the planet you can usuallyget a signal on your cell phone. The risks are higherif you live in a town, if you use a cell phone, or WiFi significantly, or are exposed to these wireless technologies or you live in an area where there is a high level of electromagnetic pollution from cell phone towers, radar, digital TV or

 

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EMFs and LED lighting GOOD or BAD?

From an EMF standpoint, which is what we are interested in, the main concern we have is whether and how much any of these low energy replacement bulbs produce so-called "dirty Electricity," which is the one type of EMF produced by any of these bulbs. Dirty electricity is defined as harmonics of a fundamental frequency, which is 60 Hz in the case of these bulbs. 60 Hz is the frequency of alternating current (AC) electricity supplied by the power company and carried on the circuits in your house. These harmonics (120 Hz, 180 Hz, 240 Hz, etc.) ride on top of the 60 Hz base frequency. More importantly from a health standpoint, they emit several feet into our rooms, radiating off circuits and AC power cords causing ill health for some people

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