How to Use the 2022 Diamond Certified Directory

Posted on May 12, 2022 by Matt Solis

Each profile in the 2022 Diamond Certified Directory lists everything you need to make a smart choice. Photo: American Ratings Corporation ©2022

The 2022 Diamond Certified Directory has started arriving at homes and businesses throughout the Greater Bay Area. We mailed more than 800,000 directories and we’ve been thrilled with the response! (If you didn’t get your FREE copy, click here.) Read more

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Plumbing FAQs

Posted on May 10, 2022 by Matt Solis

Do you have questions about your upcoming plumbing job or plumbing work in general? You’re not alone. Below, we answer some commonly asked questions about plumbing, as well as hiring and working with a plumbing contractor. Read more

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Spring Cleaning Quiz!

Posted on April 26, 2022 by Chris Bjorklund

I was looking up at some cobwebs in the ceiling corners of my living room and they’re always a good reminder that it’s time for a deep clean. Many of us get motivated to do spring cleaning when the flowers start blooming, the days warm up and the sunlight lasts longer. In fact, one survey found that more than 70% of us do some form of spring cleaning every year. So, take our quiz to see how prepared you are for the job at hand. Good luck! Read more

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Hopping on a Plane Soon? Make Sure You Know Your Rights.

Posted on March 29, 2022 by Chris Bjorklund

Like a lot of you, I haven’t gone anywhere on an airplane in a long, long time, but that’s about to change. With out-of-state trips planned for this month and next, I decided to read up on my rights in case I have to cancel a flight or get bumped or delayed. Read more

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The 2022 Diamond Certified Directory is Coming!

Posted on March 22, 2022 by Matt Solis

The 2022 Diamond Certified Directory is in the final stages of production, which means printing is just around the corner! More than 800,000 copies of the Directory will be sent to homes and businesses throughout the Greater Bay Area. Read more

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4 Tips for a Successful Move

Posted on March 01, 2022 by Matt Solis

When it comes to ensuring a successful move, preparation is absolutely crucial. Consider the following preparation tips:

1. Go easy on the cushion wrap. When packing boxes, you can speed up the process by using newspaper instead of cushion wrap or packing peanuts. Read more

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Are Consumers Getting Way Too Outraged?

Posted on February 22, 2022 by Chris Bjorklund

We’ve all been hearing about examples of consumer outrage and it has me worried. Are we taking out our frustrations about the pandemic, divisive politics and life in general on whoever can’t solve our problem at a given moment? I’ve heard stories about people melting down because a store has run out of their favorite cheese. It’s obviously not just about the cheese—there’s a lot more going on. Read more

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