Roof Damage From Solar System Install

Roof Damage From Solar System Install

Many homeowners in San Diego are installing solar systems on their homes in response to their constantly rising utility bills. But often times the installers are not as careful on the roof as you would like, and they will damage and break roof tiles. Many times when they attempt repairs to the broken tiles, these "repairs" are substandard. I have also seen many times where they did not use the proper flashing for roof penetrations.

It's not unusual for the building inspector to not access the roof to inspect the actual installation or repairs.

Protect yourself and your property by having your roof inspected by an independent third-party after your solar installation.

New California Law Affecting The Sale of Pool Homes

New California Law Affecting The Sale of Pool Homes

There is a new law affecting the sale of pool homes in California that you should be aware of.
On October 11, 2017 Governor Brown signed into law SB 442. The bill is known as the “Pool Safety Act”. The bill is very similar to one, which the governor vetoed during the previous legislative session. His stated reason for the veto was that pool safety is the primary responsibility of parents. Apparently he’s changed his position.

Home Dryer Vent Safety

Home Dryer Vent Safety

According to FEMA:

  •  2,900 home clothes dryer fires are reported each year and cause an estimated 5 deaths, 100 injuries, and $35 million in property loss.
  • The cause of many of these home clothes dryer fires is failure to clean the dryer (34 percent).
  • More home clothes dryer fires occur in the fall and winter months, peaking in January.

Water Heater Installation Defects And Other Useful Information

Water Heater Installation Defects And Other Useful Information

The intent of this article is to provide homeowners a general reference for the code requirements in many areas of San Diego County. This information is for storage type water heaters only. This article does not cover all the code requirements found in the plumbing code. Most jurisdictions require obtaining a permit to replace a water heater. Be sure to check with local jurisdictions for adopted local amendments and code updates.