Silicon Valley Home Maintenance

Oct. 31, 2017

Santa Clara County Landscape Conversion Rebates

California may finally be coming out of its drought doldrums, but that doesn't mean we shouldn't continue to practice being water-wise. Landscaping accounts for roughly one-third of a home's total water usage. The Santa Clara Valley Water District (SCVWD) offers several different Santa Clara County landscape conversion ...

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Sept. 26, 2017

Silicon Valley Household Hazardous Waste Program 2017

We all know about separating trash into recyclable, yard trimmings and regular trash. But what do you do with old medicine, empty propane tanks, batteries or electronic devices? They aren't allowed in a regular curbside pickup. 

Make an appointment with the Silicon Valley Household Hazardous Waste Program 2017 to get rid of any items (except tires) that aren't allowed at regular curbside pickup.

Silicon Valley Household Hazardous Waste Program 2017

All household waste that cannot ...

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Sept. 12, 2017

Silicon Valley Energy Upgrade California Program

We all want a more energy efficient home. Not only does this reduce energy costs, but it helps the environment as well. I wrote about how Silicon Valley Green Energy began offering 100% green energy to Silicon Valley homes earlier this summer. I also offered some simple yet effective energy ...

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Aug. 15, 2017

Energy Saving Tips for Your Silicon Valley Home

Energy costs for an average Silicon Valley home add up to approximately $1300 per year.  Programs like Silicon Valley Clean Energy's GreenStart and GreenPrime utilize clean renewable energy.  While they help reduce our carbon footprint, they don't necessarily reduce your monthly expenses.  However, you can lower your costs ...

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Jan. 17, 2017

Silicon Valley Home Show 2017

Find the latest high tech gadgets for your home, remodeling ideas and much more at a discounted price when you come to the Silicon Valley Home Show 2017.Are you a Silicon Valley homeowner?  Does your home need a bit of updating?  No matter how extensive or modest a remodel you have in mind, the Silicon Valley Home Show 2017 offers deals for every project.

What: Silicon Valley Home Show 2017
Where: Santa Clara Convention Center ...

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Sept. 20, 2011

Remodeling your Sunnyvale CA home? Did you get a permit?

Handyman making a repair

Many Sunnyvale homeowners are electing to upgrade versus move to a larger home in today's challenging real estate environment. The thought is “Let’s upgrade the kitchen, add on a master bedroom with a second bath”. The focus becomes finding the right light fixtures or choosing a granite counter top ...

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Feb. 22, 2009

Ten Tips For Choosing A Contractor In The Silicon Valley

I am frequently asked, "Can you recommend a good contractor? And secondly, how do you verify if a contractor is licensed in California, properly insured and will treat us fairly?"  While there are no guarantees in life, here are few suggestions which might help you:

  1. Hire only licensed contractors ...
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Nov. 26, 2008

Is Your Silicon Valley Home Ready for the Rain? Winter is Coming!

This Autumn, we find ourselves experiencing an Indian Summer.  Today, October 24th, it is warm and sunny here in Cupertino.  However living in the Bay Area, we know that the upcoming rainy and stormy season is inevitable.  Are you prepared for the impending weather change?

Here are ...

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