Yearly Archives: 2011

  1. HPS Fall Pumpkins!

    Fall is the time for Halloween, Thanksgiving and vivid autumn colors. It’s also pumpkin time and thanks to Steve’s unique parents, HPS has a great source for fun and unique, fall pumpkins. Retired seed scientists, John and Georgia grow a special plot of pumpkins every year and painstakingly carve names into them while they are growing….

  2. Carbon Monoxide Law

    As of July 1 2011, all California residents with single-family homes that have appliances that burn fossil fuels or have attached garages or fireplaces must have a carbon monoxide alarm. HPS has made a special purchase of First Alert’s digital, plug-in/battery CO alarms. While supplies last, we will offer to install the unit in your garage,…

  3. Making Gutters Work!

    At HPS we receive a lot of requests for information about gutters and how to best take care of them. Rain gutters are quiet but critical components of a building’s roofing system. They have the important job of capturing rainwater at the roof edge then controlling and directing it away from the structure. Uncontrolled water…

  4. Under The House

    Do you know what dangers lurk in the hidden recesses of your home? Even beautiful and expensive homes can hide ugly secrets where their owners cannot see. Here are some examples of typical yet startling things HPS has uncovered during the quarterly servicing of our clients homes. These homeowners had no idea of the problems…

  5. Top Ten Trouble Zones

    If neglected even briefly, these seemingly minor areas can create MAJOR headaches. HPS’s Maintenance Program monitors the “weak link” areas of your home that can dramatically affect safety, efficiency and durability…so you can sleep better at night. Tub, Shower, & Toilet Roof Gutters & Downspouts Garage Doors Sinks & Plumbing Water Heaters Doors & Windows…