Yearly Archives: 2013

  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…