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Qualities to Look for When Choosing a Design Consultant

[fa icon="calendar'] July 24, 2020 at 10:10 AM / by Home Services Expert

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Successful planning and execution of a new construction project requires seeking the counsel of experts, especially for a large-scale project, and could potentially save you from extra expenses. Before you even begin working with custom homebuilders, you'll need a design consultant to get your dream into a format that can be articulated clearly for everyone involved in your new construction project. Below are some important qualities to look for when choosing a design consultant.

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Pros and Cons of Painting Your Home’s Exterior Yourself

[fa icon="calendar'] July 10, 2020 at 6:00 PM / by Home Services Expert

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When it comes to keeping your home in tip-top shape, you always have a decision to make: DIY or hire a pro to do the job. Painting the exterior of your home is no different. There are probably two reasons why you’d like to paint the exterior yourself. One of them is cost savings if you’re on a budget, the other is that you love to do projects and it sounds like a great time. Either way, it’s probably good to look at the pros and cons of painting your home yourself before you make a decision.

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First Apartment Rebuild in Paradise is Underway

[fa icon="calendar'] June 30, 2020 at 1:43 PM / by Home Services Expert

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Here at Experts in Your Home we could not be more excited to announce the first multi-family housing rebuild project in Paradise after the 2018 Camp Fire.

Aftermath of the 2018 Camp Fire

Along with so many others, the Villa Monterey Apartment complex suffered massive damage and loss as a result of the Camp Fire on November 8, 2018. 

Villa Monterey consisted of 48 apartment units prior to the fire.  As November 8th came to a close, 12 of the units were still standing, while 36 were completely destroyed.

Here are some photos showing the massive damage:

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How Long Will It Take to Build Your New House?

[fa icon="calendar'] June 12, 2020 at 10:39 AM / by Home Services Expert

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If you’re considering hiring a contractor and building a new house, there are many things to consider before starting the process. You'll of course have questions about cost, land and more. However, one of the biggest questions that people have when building a new home is the time it will take to get the project completed.

Understandably, those building a new home don’t want too long of a construction process. It’s good to get an idea of what the timeline looks like for planning purposes, so you know what to expect when getting started. Just as importantly, what factors can either shorten or lengthen the time it takes to build a house? Read below for answers to these important questions.

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Common Electrical Problems a Chico Electrician Can Fix

[fa icon="calendar'] June 4, 2020 at 9:43 AM / by Home Services Expert

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Electricity is one of the basic utilities of your home. Many homeowners take their electricity for granted; however, problems can arise from time to time. Since you depend on your electricity to power your kitchen, your computer, your internet, and your TV, you probably want Chico electricians to fix any issues that arise as quickly as possible. With this in mind, there are a few common electrical problems that an electrician in Chico can fix. Keeping an eye open for these issues ahead of time can help you spot them faster, ensuring they are repaired efficiently.

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What is Involved in the Permit Process when Building a House?

[fa icon="calendar'] May 22, 2020 at 10:20 AM / by Home Services Expert

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If you’re either building a house or considering it, it’s important to understand the permit process. With all of the things involved in building a new house, you may have skipped over this important detail. It’s true – if you hire a full service contractor like Experts In Your Home, the permit process will be taken care of by the contractor and you won’t have to worry about the details.

However, regardless of whether someone else is managing it all or if you are doing pieces of the project yourself, an approved permit is a must! And while at Experts In Your Home we can take care of almost everything, we are big fans of educating you so that you’re aware of every step of the process of building a home.

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Do I Need to Get My Water Heater Flushed?

[fa icon="calendar'] May 15, 2020 at 10:42 AM / by Home Services Expert

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One of the tricky things about being a homeowner is staying on top of the maintenance. With all of the different systems involved in a home, it's easy to miss something until there is a larger problem down the road. 

When it comes to water heaters, many homeowners are unsure about the importance of getting a water heater flush and whether it's really necessary, not to mention how often it should be done.

Read on for answers to these questions and more.

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What Is an Air Conditioner Check-Up and Do I Need It?

[fa icon="calendar'] May 8, 2020 at 11:59 AM / by Home Services Expert

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Summer is just around the corner, and that means warmer temperatures (yes even warmer than the current temps)! While there are many fun things to do during the summer, you probably agree that sitting around inside with no air conditioning isn’t one of them.

If your home air conditioner hasn’t had a check-up yet this year, now is the time to schedule it. You don’t want to wait until the middle of summer and risk your A/C unit breaking down when simple maintenance could have kept it running smoothly.

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Best Practices During the New Construction Bidding Process

[fa icon="calendar'] April 27, 2020 at 1:33 PM / by Home Services Expert

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If you are thinking about building a new home, then you know that this is going to be an expensive investment. The only question is how expensive is it going to be? This is why it is important to get bids when you are thinking about a new construction process, such as building a house. In order to make sure that you get the most out of every dollar, there are a few tips that you need to keep in mind.

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Tips for Choosing a Contractor

[fa icon="calendar'] April 17, 2020 at 11:35 AM / by Home Services Expert

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Choosing a contractor can be stressful. There are often many different contractors to choose from and you may feel like it’s hard to know which ones are trustworthy and will do a great job. Experts In Your Home doesn’t want you to feel “in the dark” about the best process to choose a contractor.

When you go to start a new construction job you can take some steps to give you peace of mind that you are hiring someone trustworthy and reputable, and get on with enjoying your new construction process!

Here are some tips for choosing a contractor:

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