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There’s no pain if you drain

Every homeowner has that little, nagging voice in the back of his or her head. You know, the one that gets loudest when you walk through your garage and past your water heater.

June 23, 2012 | By Jim Walker Escape Editor | Your Home


Robert Lamoureux: Gas shut off valve for earthquakes

Hey Robert,

June 23, 2012 | By Robert Lamoureux | Your Home


Robert Lamoureux: Several options for waste concrete

Dear Robert,

June 16, 2012 | By Robert Lamoureux | Your Home


Critters are coming to your home

The ants are antsy, the bees are busy, the gophers are going, the rats are racing, the mice are munching and the spiders ... well, they've been multiplying all winter. And the bigger animals, such as skunks, possums and raccoons, are out on the prowl.

June 16, 2012 | By Jim Walker Escape Editor | Your Home


Robert Lamoureux: Playing electrician is dangerous

Hi Robert,

June 09, 2012 | By Robert Lamoureux Your Home Improvements | Your Home


Do you have curb appeal?

We are now in prime "home selling time" in the Santa Clarita Valley, and if you intend to sell your home in the next few months, you want it to make the most favorable first impression it can on potential buyers.

June 09, 2012 | By Jim Walker Escape Editor | Your Home


Robert Lamoureux: City offers building permits and more

Dear Robert:

June 02, 2012 | By Robert Lamoureux | Your Home


Garden of the future

Did you know that more than 70 percent of your home's water use is in the yard and garden? Yup, that's a fact, according the folks at the Castaic Lake Water Agency.

June 01, 2012 | By Jim Walker Escape Editor | Your Home


Myrna Condie’s very crafty life

With all the "creations" in her life, such as a wonderful family, beautiful home and generous giving of herself to friends, family and community (she has been recognized for this latter several times, including being selected as this year's Santa Clarita Valley Woman of the Year), Myrna Condie has also stitched together quite a "crafty" life.

May 26, 2012 | By Jim Walker Escape Editor | Your Home


Rpbert Lamoureux: Fan needs balancing to stop quiver

Hello, Robert

May 26, 2012 | By Robert Lamoureux | Your Home


Robert Lamoureux: Replacing a swamp cooler with A/C

YHI,

May 19, 2012 | By Robert Lamoureux | Your Home


Find the right lawn to love

When it comes to usability and comfort in your yard, there is nothing like a cool, green lawn. And, even in these times of water conservation, a lawn can be a viable option - if you choose the right type of grass and care for it properly.

May 19, 2012 | By Jim Walker Escape Editor | Your Home


New technology saves time, energy

If your clothes washer has begun to walk across the laundry room during its spin cycles, and your dryer "dries" about as well as a moist ocean breeze, it might be time for some new appliances. And, assuming you've been out of the washer/dryer game for a few years, you will be amazed at all the convenient and energy-saving features that are now available. With the help of Lowe's and some added insights from Kyle Kennedy, appliance specialist at our Saugus Lowe's, here is the news:

May 12, 2012 | By Jim Walker Escape Editor | Your Home


Robert Lamoureux: Do it once, do it right, replace

Hi Robert,

May 12, 2012 | By Robert Lamoureux Your Home Improvements | Your Home


Robert Lamoureux: Don’t use side of house for planter

We answered a question about sun screens last week and have received several inquiries about a recommended installer. I called Henry at Complete Screen. 818-470-1444. He installed the screens on my home and has agreed to give a 10% discount on solar screen work as a courtesy to our readers.

May 05, 2012 | Robert Lamoureux | Your Home


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