Consumer Safety

Snowbirds: are getting ready to head back north for the summer! Just as you do before you head south for the winter, allow yourself plenty of time to prepare your home for your extended absence. Protect your home: Consider motion-sensitive exterior lights, deadbolts, side locks for sliding doors, and other extra security measures. Confirm that your alarm system is working and has been activated. Remove valuables from the home. Check to make sure all windows are locked. Close drapes or shades. Make sure your smoke detectors work and replace all batteries. Protect your plumbing Turn off as much water access as possible. If your home will be...

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Spring is here! With it, many homeowners begin to shift their focus to outside projects. Trees and other landscaping can add shade, function, and curb appeal – ultimately increasing the value of your home. But before you head over to the nursery, there are several things to consider. Certain trees have root systems that can spread quickly and invade sewer lines, causing blockages that require expensive repairs. To avoid potential root intrusion into your sewer line, ask yourself these three questions before you plant a tree: 1.) Is it the right place? The first step is to locate your sewer lateral, which is the...

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If you suffer from seasonal allergies, you know how they can really ruin your spring and early summer. You want to be outside, enjoying the longer days and warming weather, but the pollen emitted from all those beautiful flowerbeds and landscaping just makes you miserable. A report by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases of the National Institutes of Health (Link Here) states that nearly 35 million Americans suffer from allergic reactions to airborne allergens that result in upper respiratory conditions and describes pollen allergy, or hay fever, as one of the most common chronic diseases in the country. “Worldwide,...

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At Rainaldi we hate to hear stories about homeowners being scammed by other HVAC companies. We’ve heard all the stories and are well aware of the fraudulent practices some like to use. That’s why we feel that it’s important to warn all homeowners of the common scams and tactics used by some HVAC companies and those posing as them.
 

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