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  1. El Nino is coming. Time to get your home ready!

    Throughout California this year people have forgone their lawns and water greedy vegetation for sustainable, less demanding landscape solutions.  We have embraced, explored, and pioneered new ideas on how to live more conservatively in this harsh dry spell. Now, after four years of intense drought, El Nino is finally predicted with the promise of some…

  2. 9 Things guaranteed to get you under your water budget!!

    Just a few surefire tips to help you do your part to conserve water: Cut off your lawn sprinklers, entirely – you’re probably not using it anyway and your kids certainly aren’t either. Yes your lawn may die… but when the drought is over you can easily re-landscape using the money you saved by not…

  3. Proper CFL Disposal

    CFLs (Compact Fluorescent Bulbs) are commonplace in many homes, being highly desirable for their high energy savings in comparison to incandescent bulbs. But CFLs contain small amounts of mercury that when disposed incorrectly can leak out into the environment. California law states that all CFLs must be recycled. These businesses will recycle your CFLs for…

  4. The Seven Deadly Gutter Sins

    How well do you know your gutters? Bad rain gutters are the number one mechanical contributer to the deterioration of your home. Over years of experience dealing with faulty and failing gutters, HPS has learned the main contributing factors are one or more of the following: 1) poor design,  2) defective installation, and 3) nearly…

  5. Is Your Attic a Healthy Space?

    Attic Design For A Healthy Home The attic area of the home has long been portrayed in movies as a mysterious and sinister place. Attics are where murder victims are hidden and where embarrassing relics of the past are abandoned only to be rediscovered by hapless heirs. In real life, attics are mostly boring, filthy…

  6. Lapka-A Personal Environment Monitor for the iPhone

    A new and exciting accessory and App for the iPhone is estimated to be hitting the stores in December- The Personal Environment Monitor: Lapka. The Lapka comes in 4 blocks to test your food and general environment such as the”Organicity” of your food, EMFs, and humidity. It even even has a Geiger counter to detect…