Energy Efficiency Standards
Building Energy Efficiency standards are based on several methods of installation, products, and even simple everyday actions that one can do around the house to save on energy costs through the year. For more information, please visit the following sites from the CA Energy Commission and the U.S Environmental Protection Agency with Energy Star:
Gas Shut Off
Manually turning off the gas service shutoff valve or appliance valve is the most common method to stop the flow of gas serving a building, a part of a building, or appliance, in the event of an emergency or leak. Knowing how to shut off the gas to your home or appliances before a leak or emergency occurs can make a world of difference. For more information please visit the following sites:
You can lower the chances of exposure to lead in your home, both now and in the future, by downloading this pamphlet published by The EPA (The United States Environmental Protection Agency)
New! California Carbon Monoxide Laws
New Senate Bill 183 in California now requires Carbon Monoxide Alarms for dwelling units intended for human occupancy with a fuel burning appliance, fireplace or attached garage.
Simple Steps to Keeping Pests Out
Four pest-fighting strategies to aid in eliminate mice, ants, spiders and other critters from your home. Each is easy to complete in less than an hour, at almost no cost! For more information please visit the following helpful site:
CPSC (Consumer Product Safety Commission) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death from thousands of types of consumer products. You can find information on over 5,000 product recalls and recall alerts using the various searches on the site below:
Asbestos is a mineral fiber that has been used commonly in a variety of building construction materials for insulation and as a fire-retardant. When asbestos-containing materials are damaged or disturbed by repair, remodeling or demolition activities, microscopic fibers become airborne and can be inhaled into the lungs, where they can cause significant health problems. For more information in preventing inhalation of this material please visit the following site from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency:
Get a quick glimpse of some of the most important ways to protect the air in your home from mold.