Posts Tagged ‘service’

East Bay General Contractor Shares Insights

Bay Area Air ConditioningTenants typically only interact with landlords when they need to pay rent or when they encounter a problem. As a building owner, you’d like to meet your tenants’ needs in a cost effective, systematic way to ensure good rapport and minimize disruption. To that end, you want to make sure that your commercial property maintenance team provide quick and effective tenant services both to improve retention rates and to minimize tenant-related unexpected costs. After all, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”

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Burrr. It was feeling pretty chilly this morning in Castro Valley, CA. We all want to keep our homes warm, cozy and safe this winter. Read the rest of this entry »

Is the Prospect of Finding a Good HVAC Service Giving You Anxiety?

Here’s What to Do.

Consumers, business owners, and even fairly technically skilled and adept people often are quite anxious over the prospect of HVAC servicing. After all, your heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning units typically hum along nicely in the background, where they can be safely ignored while you concentrate on running a business or living life.. But things can go wrong with your HVAC – a condenser coil malfunctions, or a fan breaks during a heat wave, or a compressor goes haywire, or a reversing valve wears out. Read the rest of this entry »

How to Check Your Air Conditioner Before Calling for Service


The Bay Area fortunately does not get as hot and steamy as other, more scalding parts of California, such as Death Valley or the “Southland” of L.A. and San Diego. But it can get quite uncomfortable – particularly if your air-conditioner brakes or malfunctions during a heatwave.  If you are not technically inclined, your first instinct might be to grab a phone and call a pro to service your unit. But before you hop on that line and waste time (and money) getting professional help, ask yourself the following 5 questions: Read the rest of this entry »

Protecting Your Walls:

Homeowners and property owners often only pay attention to the structural components of a building if and when they fail. Unfortunately, many — if not most — problems with structural components like doors, windows, and walls can be fixed at a fraction of the cost of replacement, if you notice them early enough. This essay will briefly explore the science of “wall maintenance” and help you nip potential structural damage in the bud.
Signs that your walls may be damaged or in the process of becoming damaged:

  • Cracks form in the walls that widen over time
  • Walls appear perpetually damp or rotting (a common problem in bathrooms, steam rooms, and other places that experience moisture and condensation)
  • Infestations are apparent (e.g. termites, ants, bugs or worms).

You might be surprised to learn that simple cracks and plaster/paint aberrations are generally not causes for concern, unless they indicate a deeper defect or rotting. These superficial issues can often be remedied with a touch of paint or a decoration, such as a picture to hide the blemish.

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