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Your One-Stop-Shop for Home Maintenance and Repairs

in San Francisco and the North Bay Area

Home Stewardship Program

Subscription-Based Home Maintenance & Service

Our Home Stewardship Program is a custom package of services specifically tailored to sustainably maintain your home’s condition, efficiency and repair costs. The Home Stewardship Program combines the services of inspectors, specialty contractors, technicians and more into a single efficient service, conveniently delivered in quarterly appointments, with help available 24/7, 365 days a year.
With quarterly visits and seasonal maintenance checklists we help keep your home in tip-top shape. No more stuck doors, loose handles, blown lightbulbs or surprise fire alarm chirps when the batteries fade. No more worrying about if you changed the air and water filters, or cleaned the gutters before the winter rains. We help you more fully enjoy your home.

The Home Stewardship Program Includes:

  • P250+ Point Annual Service Plan
  • PQuarterly Service Appointments
  • PBuilt-In Regular Inspections
  • PRecommended Action Plan
  • POptional Light Bulb & Filter Supply Kit
  • POptional Healthy Home Protection by Healthy Building Science
  • P24/7 Emergency Response
gutter cleaning

Gutter Cleaning

Keeping your gutters clean reduces the likelihood of overflow and water damage, reduces fire risk from embers landing on leaf debris, eliminates standing water where mosquitoes may breed, and prolongs the life of your gutter system. While keeping your gutters clean is a must, the most common home injury resulting in a hospital visit is falling off a ladder.  Let our pros maintain your gutters so you can stay off a ladder.

changing a water filter

Water Filters

Most of our clients care about their health a little more than the average homeowner. Water quality in the Bay Area is generally pretty good, but it can vary from city to city, block to block, and house to house. We facilitate water quality testing to establish a baseline and work with your to determine the best water purification system for your needs. This may involve a whole-house system, under-the-sink Reverse Osmosis (RO), or point of use filters at sinks and showers. We help specify and install water filtration systems.

Water Filters

Most of our clients care about their health a little more than the average homeowner. Water quality in the Bay Area is generally pretty good, but it can vary from city to city, block to block, and house to house. We facilitate water quality testing to establish a baseline and work with your to determine the best water purification system for your needs. This may involve a whole-house system, under-the-sink Reverse Osmosis (RO), or point of use filters at sinks and showers. We help specify and install water filtration systems.

changing a home air filter

Air Filters

Between Covid and wildfires, Californians are now thinking about air quality every day. Through our partnership with Healthy Building Science, we have tested thousands of homes throughout the Bay Area, and we have seen just about every sort of problem and solution known. We bring this expertise to every project and help you select the best approach to air filtration given your unique home, budget, and health requirements. Sometimes this is simply installing plug-in HEPA filters, other times it may involve a significant HVAC upgrade to accommodate HEPA and VOC filters.

a home crawlspace in need of cleaning

Clean Crawlspace

We routinely help our clients clean out debris, eliminate pests, improve ventilation, and professionally install vapor barriers in crawlspaces. Often times during construction or remodeling projects labor crews leave debris under a home. It is also common for unaware homeowners to store materials in this damp space and for insulation to fall from floor joists and come to rest on the crawlspace floor. These materials provide food for microbes such as mold, and harborage for larger pests such as mice and rats. A comprehensive pest inspection and abatement plan will include sealing penetrations to the crawlspace and removing any pests that are already present.

Clean Crawlspace

We routinely help our clients clean out debris, eliminate pests, improve ventilation, and professionally install vapor barriers in crawlspaces. Often times during construction or remodeling projects labor crews leave debris under a home. It is also common for unaware homeowners to store materials in this damp space and for insulation to fall from floor joists and come to rest on the crawlspace floor. These materials provide food for microbes such as mold, and harborage for larger pests such as mice and rats. A comprehensive pest inspection and abatement plan will include sealing penetrations to the crawlspace and removing any pests that are already present.

installing a grill to a home ventilation system

Home Ventilation Upgrades

Most homes do not have enough ventilation. This is especially true for bedrooms during the winter months when windows and doors are kept closed. Through data monitoring studies we know that Carbon Dioxide (CO2) accumulates significantly within most homes when they are occupied. Heat Recovery Ventilation brings in filtered outside air (usually to bedrooms and offices), exhaust stale indoor air (usually from bathrooms and halls), and help preserve your heating energy through a heat exchanger. If you’re sensitive to temperature swings or have seasonal allergies and are forced to close the windows, HRV is probably right for your home.

testing a home for an airtight fit with a fan

Air Sealing

We regularly air seal electrical, plumbing and HVAC penetrations in walls, ceilings and the crawlspace/floor connection. Air-sealing has the benefit of maintaining more conditioned air in the home (energy efficiency) and reducing drafts (thermal comfort), minimizing the amount of transfer of pollutants from the crawlspace and wall cavities into the occupied area of your home, and providing some level of fire risk reduction.

Air Sealing

We regularly air seal electrical, plumbing and HVAC penetrations in walls, ceilings and the crawlspace/floor connection. Air-sealing has the benefit of maintaining more conditioned air in the home (energy efficiency) and reducing drafts (thermal comfort), minimizing the amount of transfer of pollutants from the crawlspace and wall cavities into the occupied area of your home, and providing some level of fire risk reduction.

a newly remodeled kitchen

Home Remodeling

In addition to many specialties we have developed because of our decade-long connection to Healthy Building Science, we do offer traditional remodeling services such as new kitchens and baths, replacing decks, landscape installations, new driveways, accessory dwelling units (ADUs), etc.

a clothes washer and dryer

Appliance Installation & Servicing

Every appliance in your home has recommended maintenance tasks and schedules. From kitchen appliances (fridge, garbage disposal, dishwasher, oven, range, range hood, etc.) to your mechanical closet (air conditioner, furnace, water heater, boiler, etc.) there are dozens of appliances in every home that rarely get the maintenance they deserve. Deferred maintenance can lead to strange noises, bad odors, and shortened life of any appliance. Through our proactive home maintenance program we touch all these appliances at least once a year. We also help select and install new appliances as necessary.

Appliance Installation & Servicing

Every appliance in your home has recommended maintenance tasks and schedules. From kitchen appliances (fridge, garbage disposal, dishwasher, oven, range, range hood, etc.) to your mechanical closet (air conditioner, furnace, water heater, boiler, etc.) there are dozens of appliances in every home that rarely get the maintenance they deserve. Deferred maintenance can lead to strange noises, bad odors, and shortened life of any appliance. Through our proactive home maintenance program we touch all these appliances at least once a year. We also help select and install new appliances as necessary.

a newly cleaned attic

Clean Attic

Cramped and cluttered attics discourage thorough inspections and provide good hiding spots for critters. Ensuring your attic is clean and easily accessible helps ensure you find evidence of animals or leaks more quickly – which can save money in the long run. Attic ventilation and air-sealing reduce the risk of condensation and minimize heat loss (energy cost) during the winter.

a worker adding caulking to seal a window

Weatherizing & Winterizing

Cracks and gaps in your home and around windows and doors let in more than just cold air, they also introduce outdoor air contaminants like mold spores, pollen, and smoke from wildfires into your home. Installing weather stripping, speciality air-sealing tapes, foam gaskets, and low-VOC caulking and sealants help tighten up your house.

Weatherizing & Winterizing

Cracks and gaps in your home and around windows and doors let in more than just cold air, they also introduce outdoor air contaminants like mold spores, pollen, and smoke from wildfires into your home. Installing weather stripping, speciality air-sealing tapes, foam gaskets, and low-VOC caulking and sealants help tighten up your house.

installation in progress of a french drain

Site Drainage

Many homes have insufficient site drainage. This may present itself as a damp crawlspace or a standing pool of water along the foundation, or it could lead to warping floor boards and even mold growth. Good site drainage accounts for the three primary sources surrounding your home: rooftop & downspouts, surface flow from uphill, and subterranean water such as a spring. French drains, culverts, natural berms, retention basins and sump pumps provide solutions for 90% of site water problems. If there are pools around your backyard or front yard or if your crawlspace has standing water or a bad smell, you are likely one of many in need of improved site drainage.

a partially burned bench from a fire

Home Hardening (Fire Proofing)

Fire scientists have a learned a lot in recent years – and homeowners have learned the hard way. Investing in fire-smart solutions around the home is another low-hanging fruit. Metal gutter guards, specialty fire-safe vent screens, air-sealing larger gaps, reducing fire ladders in the landscape and creating defensible space around your home are proven ways of reducing the risk of devastating fires. We provide a home hardening assessment and share a detailed estimate for all the recommendations.

Home Hardening (Fire Proofing)

Fire scientists have a learned a lot in recent years – and homeowners have learned the hard way. Investing in fire-smart solutions around the home is another low-hanging fruit. Metal gutter guards, specialty fire-safe vent screens, air-sealing larger gaps, reducing fire ladders in the landscape and creating defensible space around your home are proven ways of reducing the risk of devastating fires. We provide a home hardening assessment and share a detailed estimate for all the recommendations.

a damaged kitchen in need of restoration

Post-Remediation Construction

After a flood or fire event your home is a mess. It’s important things are remediated as quickly as possible to minimize further damages. Our Industrial Hygiene Department can help oversee necessary remediation and abatement services, but when it comes to rebuilding we’ve got you covered. This services often includes replacing flooring, insulation, drywall and painting, but sometimes involves full remodeling services and replacing exterior walls, roofs, cabinets, etc.

 

We take care of your home, so you don’t have to!

 

Office Location

San Rafael, CA  94901

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