Do you have hazardous waste to get rid of?
- old paint
- cleaning chemicals
- paint thinner
- bug killer or rat bate
- computer monitors
San Mateo Recology offers a pick-up once a year. You can schedule your FREE pick up by calling 650-363-4718 or toll free 800-449-7587
When preparing for a disaster, here are some helpful things to do:
A disaster supplies kit is simply a collection of basic items your family may need in case of an emergency. Your kit should be assembled in advance of an emergency. It should be easily accessible in case you in need it in a moment’s notice.
1) Build a Tailor Made Kit: Your kit should definitely include water and food. You should include foods your family should eat. If you’re kids have never eaten a lima or kidney beans, a disaster isn’t the time to introduce them to it. You should always include high-energy foods like protein bars. Try to skip salty food that will make you thirsty. Remember – water may need to be rationed.
2) How Much Water Should You Stored: FEMA suggests storing at least one gallon for each person in your family. This should be enough for three days.
3) Items Often Forgotten For Your Kit: Can opener, garbage bags, personal sanitation wipes, paper towels, dust masks, back pack, flash lights, extra batteries, whistle, lighter or matches, $250 in cash, compass, small radio, change of clothing, coloring books for small children, a few pictures.
4) Communication Plan: In case you and your family have been separated, you should have a meeting location. If you have out of area family, you should have a meeting or communication center point. For example – Auntie Dorothy’s farm in Kansas.
For more information on preparing for disasters visit: http://www.ready.gov/build-a-kit
Burlingame residents and businesses are now eligible for a 5 percent reduction on flood insurance premiums. This discount reflects the work of the City in improving storm drainage and implementing best practices for reducing flooding.
The City’s participation in the Community Rating System (CRM) by the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) allowed for this reduction in premiums. Burlingame could participate in this program due to the Burlingame Storm Drain Capital Improvements Program funded by the storm drain bond measure.
The changes will affect policies renewed or issued after May 1, 2012
I have found while showing clients homes in San Mateo County Sellers have the traditional, 6-socket surge protector which is a ubiquitous product in San Mateo homes.
It also happens to be rife with design flaws, the most glaring of which is the socket layout.
Traditional surge protectors are built for skinny-plugged devices only. Few of today’s electronics are “skinny plug”.
The Socket Sense Expandable Surge Protector corrects the flaw.
Being a San Mateo Real Estate agent, I have found my clients utilize the Socket Sense which matches form and function. It features 6 angled, expandable sockets that make room for even the biggest and boxiest plugs. Its casing stretches from 13 to 18 inches, as needed, and has a slim, fit-anywhere design.
By providing for 6 input devices, the Socket Surge does the job of two traditional surge protectors. You can buy Socket Surge at most hardware stores and on Amazon.com , too.
The device retails for about $25.
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Canas Realty has created a list comprised of vendors that we have had personal experience with, as well as others who have been recommended to us by trusted sources.
We understand the importance of a good referral. A professional referral can have an impact either posetively or negetively on your livelihood and wallet.
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