Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Cleaning Carpets for the Cure - Bell's Chem-Dry


With each purchase of Bell's Chem-Dry's PINK cans of World Famous Professional Strength Sport Remover, $1 is donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation to help fund educational programs and mammograms. Get your can today and help improve the lives of women everywhere.

2 Rooms & Hall only $89.95
Up to 300 sq ft. Stairs priced separately. Expires 11/15/14

www.bellschemdry.net

Sunday, October 19, 2014

See Scott For Commercial Service at Larry Geweke's Service Department

 
Scott Babler has been with Larry Geweke's Service Department for over 11 years and is excellent at taking care of our customers. Scott is also our Commercial Truck/Fleet Service Writer and he knows what it means to get those folks who use their trucks everyday for work, to get them back in operation as soon as possible with the least amount of downtime.

So, where is Scott? He's in the back of the building on the eastern side of the service department where the heavy duty truck stalls are located. His office is right there.

Give Scott a call at his direct line: 530-821-4735 and let him know how he can help you get your vehicle in top working order.

Scott wanted to let all our customers know that Larry Geweke can work on all makes and models of trucks, including those with CAT, Cummins, International, and other engine makes.* So, if your fleet has a mix of trucks, bring them all here! Save time and money.

Friday, October 17, 2014

What to do After Getting the SitePro Inspection Report



A great SitePro Inspection is made up of three components; a snapshot of the building materials and systems in your home, a list of 'deficiencies' from correct or safe building practices, and an education on your homes major systems. The list of 'deficiencies' is often the most concerning to home buyers after a SitePro Inspection as this is what may break a sale or could involve unexpected expenses during the purchase process. So what should home buyers do after they get the SitePro inspection report?

Get All The Information
Everything about a home can be fixed except for its location and no home is perfect under the lens of a SitePro Inspection . Most home 'deficiencies' are related to changes made by amateurs after the home was built, neglected maintenance items, or aging systems needing replacement soon.

Read the SitePro Inspection  report and all the written comments from your SitePro inspector to get the most information from the report. Your SitePro inspector and your SitePro Inspection  report should be able to tell you what your next step is for each deficiency and the degree of urgency a defect has. Some 'deficiencies' are inexpensive to repair but urgent to repair as they may present a life safety hazard (e.g. exposed live wires). Other 'deficiencies' are not immediate life safety hazards but may require budgeting for the repair such as replacing an old hot water tank that is still fully functional at the time of the inspection.

Home sellers are also a great source of information on the home. For example, if the SitePro Inspector notices signs of a past oil heating system, the home seller should be able to identify if an oil tank has been removed from the site. Home sellers also should keep copies of warranties and guarantees on work done on the home. If the SitePro Inspector  identifies an installation defect on a new furnace, this may be repairable under the original warranty.

Talk To Your Realtor
You should have an excellent working relationship with your Realtor if you are going to have a successful real estate transaction. Experienced Realtors have dealt with many of the common home deficiencies found in SitePro Inspections in the past and they can offer solutions to you like:
  • ·         Arrange for the seller/builder to fix a deficiency before possession changes
  • ·         Helping you find a contractor or handy person who can fix the deficiency
  • ·         Arrange for more time before removing purchase subjects to investigate the problem(s)
  • ·         Re-negotiating the purchase price of a home
  • ·         Negotiating a Hold-Back in case of premature system failure or future Strata assessments
  • ·         Help You Decide when to remove inspection subjects

Your Realtor can also help give you guidance if the home deficiencies are beyond normal and reasonable repair and perhaps you should consider walking away from the home and looking for another one. Ultimately this decision is up to the client but your Realtor can help you understand what your options are.

Who Should Fix the Deficiencies?
Many home sellers are quick to suggest they will fix a deficiency rather than take a hold-back,  lower the purchase price, or lose the sale. While this method may solve the problem, the buyer does not have any control over who is fixing the problem and the materials used. As many 'deficiencies' in a SitePro home inspection come from amateur work, the last thing you want is for another amateur to 'fix' the problem. It is also important that all work is performed by licensed trades people and that any permits that may be needed are in place.

On existing homes, SitePro Home Inspectors typically recommend that the home buyer has the correct people come in to fix any deficiencies after the home transaction is complete. This allows the future occupant of the home to know that the repairs are done right and will be safe and solid for years to come. If the home is newly built, the builder and their trades people should correct any deficiencies before the transaction is completed.

Professional SitePro Home Inspectors  operate under standards of ethics which prevent them from quoting on, performing any repair work, or collecting referral fees for recommending any contractors. This is to protect SitePro home inspection clients who have a lot at stake based on the recommendations of a SitePro home inspection report. If your SitePro home inspector offers to do repairs or have a family member do repairs for a fee, you should throw away the entire inspection as suspect and bring in an independent professional SitePro home inspector for a new inspection.

Call in the Experts
All repairs should always be performed by licensed professionals. For minor fixes, many professionals will perform repairs based on an hourly labor rate plus repair material which they typically will have in their service vehicle. Don't be surprised if there is a minimum charge for showing up. Your Realtor or the Better Business Bureau can help you find a trusted professional if you don't have any personal connections.

If the repair job is beyond a normal service call, it may be necessary to get a few quotes from professionals in your area. Contractor rates can vary by as much as 300% and the quality of labor and materials can vary greatly.
 
 
Final Thoughts
As no home is perfect under the lens of a SitePro home inspection, clients will always have to make some decisions about 'deficiencies' found in a SitePro home inspection report and assume some of the risks and maintenance expenses with a home purchase. While in some extreme cases the deficiencies may be severe enough to walk away from a home purchase, most items are fixable for a very small percentage of the purchase price of the home or with just a little maintenance time from the new home buyer.


Van Hibberts, CMI

Certified Residential Building Code Inspector ICC-5319905
Florida-State Certified Master Home Inspector Lic. #HI89
Florida-Certified Wind Mitigation Inspector
203(k) FHA/HUD Consultant #A0900
WDO Certificate #JE190791 
NACHI #10071802
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Gulf Breeze, Florida 32561
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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

DIVORCE !!! Easier than you think? - By The People Fairfield CA



Rene goes over how a divorce does not always need to involve a full legal team. He explains the process of how By The People can help file the paperwork necessary for the courts. See more at http://www.bythepeopleca.com

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Small Bathroom Update by Kitchen Tune-Up of Fairfield



Stu Reid of Kitchen Tune-Up of Fairfield CA shows off a small bathroom remodel and upgrade in a 39 year old home. The bathroom is about 95% done and Stu is showing off some of the highlights.

Call Stu at 707-422-7682 or visit http://www.kitchentuneup.com/franchises/Reid_Stu/franchise.html

Friday, October 10, 2014

About Precision Concrete Cutting

In 1992, the company founder opened a small trip hazard removal business in Provo, Utah. Over time he became frustrated with the poor results from conventional grinding methods, and began looking for a better way.
The company founder designed several unique machines that used a saw instead of a grinder. His efforts eventually led to today's design which was awarded a patent by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Now, over eighteen years since the company's founding, Precision Concrete Cutting has received six patents from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and is a fast growing nation-wide group of trip hazard removal specialists that have removed uneven concrete trip hazards from over 10,000 miles of sidewalk.

Our goal is to stretch your budget, increase safety, reduce liability, and bring your sidewalks into ADA compliance.

Servicing all of Northern California
Phone: (650) 867-8657
Fax: (650) 240-3866
Contact: Joe Fouret


Wednesday, October 8, 2014

The Matt Garcia Foundation's 5th Annual Golf Tournament is October 20th!

 
The Matt Garcia Foundation is pleased to announce our 5th Annual Charity Golf Tournament which will be held on Monday, October 20, 2014.  This is one of our most well attended and exciting events of the year.  The tournament will be held at Green Valley Country Club which is one of the premier courses in our area.  This fundraiser gives us the opportunity to ensure that the powerful programs that we support throughout the year will continue. 

Our late city councilman Matt Garcia was a young man with a vision.  Matt's dream was to make a difference in the community.  Many of his hopes have been realized through the programs we support including youth sports, empowerment programs, community service days, the Gun Buy Back, Scholarship Programs, the Matt Garcia Learning Center, the PAL Matt Garcia Youth Center, and much more.  The Matt Garcia Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization run entirely by volunteers.   100% of your donation goes to fund these programs.

With the help of generous individuals and companies such as yours, our foundation has been able to raise the essential funds needed to “Keep the Dream Alive.”  We anticipate another successful event and we hope you will be a part of it.  Would you consider donating gift baskets, concert or sporting event tickets, vacation or spa packages, and other donations to be used for raffle and/or silent auction? 

We are a high-profile organization with a powerful presence in the community that is associated with positive change.  As a sponsor, your name, business or establishment will be prominently displayed in all our event publicity.  The event itself is an opportunity to network with many potential customers and clients.   Most importantly, your donation will send a powerful message that you are partnering with us to create a world that is safer and more meaningful.  It is our mission to support youth, help stop crime, and strengthen our community. Thank you in advance for your support.  Your contribution will make all the difference!

For more information or to donate, please do not hesitate to contact me or our tournament director Lesley Snedeker-DePorto at (707) 452-9676, or email ktdalesley@comcast.net.


Sincerely,
Teresa Courtemanche

Teresa Courtemanche
President
Matt Garcia Foundation    

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Looks Forward To Visiting The Dentist - Regency Dental



Hannah talks about how she loves Regency Dental, and been going there her whole life. She actually looks forward to going to the dentist. See more at http://www.regencydentalgroup.com

Friday, October 3, 2014

First Service Insurance Covers The Industry

About First Service Insurance:

We have made serving small to medium size businesses our first priority since opening our doors in 1997. Today, thousands of satisfied clients trust us with the coverage they need and rely on us for the service they want.

We earn our reputation by providing what you want and then going beyond to deliver the unexpected. Here’s what you get: First, you are handed your own dedicated support team made of licensed pros who really know construction coverage. Next, you get our fully-staffed certificate department at the ready. After that, anytime you need us you have the most highly-experienced group of specialty insurance people in the business. Wrapping it all up, you get a guarantee that puts in writing that you will continue to get this service all the time.

With us, you get the specialist in the field. The best. You usually expect to pay more for this level of service, but the people we serve happily report that our premiums are actually better. And, of course, no one else has the huge advantage of our experienced service and our written guarantee on top of it all.

Remember, with us it’s more than a slogan, we are Working for Contractors™.

Thousands of contractors trust First Service for their insurance needs. We proudly serve contractors in every trade:



  • Air Conditioning
  • Cabinet Makers
  • Ceramic and Mosaic Tile
  • Commercial Builders
  • Concrete
  • Earthwork
  • Electrical
  • Electrical Sign
  • Excavating
  • Finish Carpentry
  • Fire Protection
  • Flooring
  • Framing
  • Landscaping
  • General Contracting
  • General Engineering
  • Glazing
  • Grading
  • Home Builders
  • HVAC
  • Lathing
  • Manufactured Homes
  • Masonry
  • Painting and Decorating
  • Paving
  • Pipeline
  • Plastering
  • Plumbing
  • Refrigeration
  • Reinforcing Steel
  • Residential Builders
  • Roofing
  • Sanitation System
  • Sheet Metal
  • Solar
  • Structural Steel
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tile
  • Welding

We have programs for all construction projects and contractor types.

Click “Get Quotes”  to get your quote, or call us at 800-591-9692.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Funeral Flowers from Green Valley Floral



HelloKitty
Green Valley Floral will create custom and personalized arrangements for your loved one. Let them know your vision and they will create it for you.
 
Green Valley Floral delivers on a regular basis to Rockville Cemetary. They have many customers who have flowers delivered weekly, monthly or on special dates to their loved ones. Green Valley Floral would be happy to set up a standing order for you.
 
Give Green Valley Floral A Call @ 707-864-0822

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Gorgeous Kitchen Remodel by Castle Rock Construction


Castle Rock Construction is proud to present it's most recent full kitchen remodel in Benicia, California.

Among the new surfaces are shaker style cherry cabinets with a clear finish, soft closing doors & drawers, and furniture grade domestic maple interiors. The cabinetry was trimmed and carefully installed by our Castle Rock artisans and made by Signature Cabinetry & Design. The countertops are a gorgeous cut of Crema Bordeaux granite slab, fabricated and installed by Marble Fino. The appliances are beautiful KitchenAid stainless steel models the homeowner purchased from Pearson's Appliance, and installed by us. Very nice choices Mrs. Homeowner!

The floor is a new wood look vinyl product by DuChateau Floors called Vinyl Deluxe recommended by Jim Pitcher, Owner of Castle Rock Construction. This is not your mother's vinyl floor! This is cutting edge technology. Can you tell the difference? There are astonishingly similar alternatives to hardwood flooring available today. Banned from kitchens and bathrooms no more! You too can have the look of hardwood without the drawbacks of wood products in wet and high traffic areas.

Lighting in the kitchen was enhanced by LED ceiling can lights and under cabinet LED strip lights. Notice there are no visible outlets interrupting the backsplash. We tucked outlets under the upper cabinets giving plenty of power where the homeowner needs it without the outlets being visible. Little details make a big difference.

Call Castle Rock Construction today at 707-421-8924 about your kitchen remodel. We'd be happy to help design the kitchen of your dreams!



Friday, September 26, 2014

Jeff Ramirez Towing - A Look At Some Of Our Services

 

>Motorcycles   > Off Road Recovery   > Motorhomes

> Light, Medium, and Heavy Duty Trucks  > 5th Wheels

> Travel Trailers     > Fuel Delivery     >Tire Changes


The Ramirez Family has been providing exceptional and affordable services to the motoring public for over 50 years. From our Fairfield, Vacaville, and Suisun locations we can assist you with your emergency road service, towing and transport needs anywhere in Northern California and beyond. We are one of the most diverse towing companies in Northern California providing specialty towing, light, medium and heavy duty towing, as well as roadside assistance and auto transport. Our fleet of over 15 trucks are clean and well maintained and ready to assist you. Our drivers are courteous, clean professional and all are well trained and certified by the California Tow Truck Association of which we have been members for over 25 years.
 
"We provide Fast, Professional service. 
Our services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year."
 
For more information, please visit http://www.jramireztowing.com/

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Railroad Avenue Self Storage Fairfield CA



Too much stuff? Store it safely with Railroad Avenue Self Storage in Fairfield, California. With gated access, multiple unit sizes, and onsite managers, they are sure to have the storage solution that's right for you. And every unit is ground level making drive-up access easier so you can get your belongings when you need them. Contact them today.

For more information, please visit http://www.railroadselfstorage.com/

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Don't Buy Hearing Aids Until You Talk To Creekside Hearing Aid Service!

Creekside Hearing Aid Service is the

#1 HEARING AID SPECIALIST in Solano County, 5 years and counting! Thank you for voting us #1!

 With over 30 years of experience fitting hearing aids, we possess the knowledge needed to provide the solutions for your specific needs.

Reasons why families choose Creekside Hearing Aid Service

  • 30 years of experience providing solutions for the hearing loss to more than 5,000 trusted families
  • Specialize in fitting hearing instruments
  • We only recommend what you need
For more information, please visit http://creeksidehearingaidservice.com/

Monday, September 15, 2014

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Knock 'Em Out Pest Control - Residential Services

 

We know that safeguarding your loved ones is a top priority. Don't put yourself in a vulnerable position by ignoring or putting off your fight against bugs and pests. If you've been trying and failing on your own, you'll quickly discover that you can't win the battle by jabs alone. Call on the professionals at Knock 'Em Out Pest Control to deliver the knock out punch.

We also know that keeping your property safe is another priority after protecting your family. Let Knock 'Em Out Pest Control take care of your pest control needs to protect you as well as your home. Our trained field representatives will not only eliminate what is visible, but we attack the source using our Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program. Our IPM program is designed to provide a pest-free haven in and around your home and includes a thorough inspection of your property to identify conducive conditions and areas of current infestation, followed by customized treatments to address the current and future pest problems.

Our IPM approach allows Knock ‘Em Out Pest Control’s highly-trained and licensed field representatives to effectively meet your pest control needs while using applied materials that are low impact in their categories; thus, ensuring a safe and healthy environment.

Bed Bugs? No problem! Just one of many insects that you can add to our list of services provided. Whatever the pest may be, don't hesitate to call because we're here to help you "Knock 'Em Out!"

For a free residential estimate, click here or Call us now at 800-733-9478, SAME-DAY SOLUTIONS AVAILABLE!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Yippie Foundation Seeks Volunteers

Fairfield - Yippie Foundation has a number of volunteer positions available for those who want to make a difference in the life of an underserved youth. Yippie Foundation is hosting a “Volunteer Informational” meeting on September 11 at 6:00 p.m. at the Yippie Yogurt Job Training Center located at 1955 West Texas Street, #4 in Fairfield. An additional “Volunteer Orientation” will be hosted at Yippie Yogurt on Saturday, September 20 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. for those volunteers wanting to begin this fall.

We welcome all volunteers who are interested in learning about and helping Yippie Foundation serve disadvantaged youth. A variety of volunteer positions are available including administrative assistance, event planning, mentoring, marketing, providing meals and/or transportation, facility maintenance, machine repair, social media, fundraising and more. The number of hours worked per week and the length of service are flexible, but we would prefer that volunteers make a commitment between 3-12 months.

The Yippie Foundation is a local 501 (c) 3 nonprofit whose mission is to provide students with valuable job readiness skills, their food handler’s license, CPR certificate and first aid certificates, mentoring, paid work experience at the Yippie Yogurt Shop, job placement and hope. Yippie graduates have a competitive edge in the entry-level career job market and are getting jobs at The Home Depot, Costco, The Jelly Belly Factory, Marine World and more. For additional information, contact Volunteer Director Alyssum Maguire at 707-208-0853, VolunteerDirector@YippieFoundation.org or visit www.YippieFoundation.org

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Solano Eye Specialists - Services

Solano Eye Specialists offers you the best in comprehensive eye care. With two conveniently located facilities to choose from, along with our experienced doctors and staff, you will receive the optimum in vision correction success.

We use state-of-the-art equipment and the latest in advanced technology to provide you with proven treatments and results. Realize your goal of better vision now!  
 
Services:
  • Cataract & Implant
                    - Premium Lens
                        - Toric Lens
                    - ReSTOR
                    - Crystalens
                    - Tecnis
                    - Multifocal Lens
  • Diabetic Eye Care
  • Glaucoma Care
  • Contact Lenses
  • Optical   
Solano Eye Specialists offers the best in Botox and Latisse Treatments!

BOTOX© Cosmetic is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used to improve the look of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines) in people 18 to 65 years of age.
 

LATISSE® solution is a growth treatment for lashes. In fact, it’s the only FDA-approved treatment clinically proven to grow lashes. And it’s the only lash growth product of its kind available by prescription.
 



 
1360 Burton Drive
Vacaville, CA 95687
707-446-6500

1345 Gateway Boulevard
Fairfield, CA 94533
707-422-6500