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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Patio Potential: A Guide to Revamping Your Outdoor Living Space

Posted on April 21, 2022 by James Florence

Like most Bay Area residents, you’re probably looking forward to spending lots of time outside this summer. If that’s the case, you’ll want your outdoor living space to be ready—particularly your backyard patio. While most homes have patios, few are as comfortable or attractive as they could be. If you’re feeling underwhelmed by your patio’s current state, consider investing some time and money into helping it reach its full potential. Read more

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22 for ’22: Tips to Jumpstart the New Year

Posted on January 03, 2022 by James Florence

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A new year means a new beginning—a chance to plan ahead and set yourself up for success in the coming months. How will you make the most of 2022? Consider the following ideas for jumpstarting your year: Read more

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Away for the Holidays 2021: Six Helpful Tips

Posted on December 09, 2021 by Suzanne Carroll

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More people are planning to hit the road for the holidays this year. While the number of travelers isn’t expected to be as high as in 2019, the availability of COVID-19 vaccinations and the easing of some restrictions have helped people feel more comfortable about vacationing. However, traveling today is more complicated than a few years ago, and leaving home during the holiday season always carries unique risks. The six tips below can help keep you, your home and your vehicle safe as we leave 2021 behind. Read more

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Home for the Holidays 2021: Six Seasonal Safety Tips

Posted on December 07, 2021 by James Florence

Following the austerities of 2020, many Americans are embracing the 2021 holiday season with renewed enthusiasm. However, as we return to our beloved traditions and festivities, it’s important to remember safety and take precautions where necessary. Read these six tips for keeping yourself and your loved ones safe this holiday season. Read more

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The 2022 Diamond Certified Home Service Calendar

Posted on November 29, 2021 by Suzanne Carroll

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Keen an eye on your mailbox for the 2022 Diamond Certified Home Service Calendar. This wall calendar features 13 months of informative pages to help keep you organized for the coming year. Here’s what you’ll find inside: Read more

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Diamond Certified Experts: Keeping in the Heat

Posted on November 09, 2021 by James Florence

One of the biggest challenges in winter is maintaining a comfortable climate inside the home. While this hinges upon having a properly functioning furnace, another critical aspect is your home’s ability to conserve the heat it generates. Heat is an expert escape artist, so the more escape routes your home contains, the harder your furnace will need to work to replenish that lost heat (and the more money you’ll spend as a result). To help you minimize heat loss in your home, we’ve asked seven Diamond Certified Experts to pinpoint some areas that should be addressed. Read more

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