Placerville, CA Real Estate News

By Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366, General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage
(Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366)
    Early Evening Grazers - Photo   Be extremely careful while driving in the early morning and evenings, that's when the deer and other animals are most active. There has been an increase in animals lost in vehicle accidents this month. So when you drive, be careful. Drive defensively during this time of year.  
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By Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366, General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage
(Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366)
    Always a surprise to the visitors of Hangtown (Placerville). The man hanging can be a little unsettling at first but it has been around for decades as a conversation piece. It is located on Main Street and hangs there all day every day with a few exceptions. Placerville has been around for some time and this used to be how justice was handed down here.
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By Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366, General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage
(Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366)
  It's just a small concrete patch, but we have dozens of them.     Trip hazards can be very troublesome in public areas, so getting them fixed is important. We were asked to do some small repairs in a whole bunch of areas this week to eliminate the problem areas. The government agencies will be back to check my work.    
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By Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366, General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage
(Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366)
  We Got Some Rain Today, the Drought's Not Over     While getting some rain today was a good thing, we will be needing a lot more of it better we are out of the current drought that we are in. We should be conscious of our water use and enjoy the sunsets at the end of each day.    
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By Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366, General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage
(Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366)
  New Deck In Foothills       Up in the foothills of the Sierras we are getting close to the winter snow season. Projects like deck repair and replacement by a contractor can get tight due to the change in temperature. Are you looking for a new deck in the Placerville area?   Tromler Construction 916-765-5366
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By Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366, General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage
(Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366)
  My Laminate Counter Insider in Placerville   I feel that I have some key people that I rely on for getting the job done on time and in a professional manner. I like to have these key players who I know will get the job done right. I have no need to search over and over for the same thing. I have found such a person when it comes to laminate counters that I need throughout the El Dorado County, Sacramento County, and Placer County. I go to several Home Depots but like ordering my laminate counters through the Kitchen Design department at the Home Depot in Placerville. To be more specific, Christie in Kitchen Design. We have worked together on nearly 100 counters with only the slightest of problems over the years. The errors that I did come across were usually in the manufacturing or de...
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By Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366, General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage
(Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366)
  Cold Springs Golf Tournament Sponsorship   I have never been a tee sponsor for a golf tournament before but I knew the charity was a good cause for the money. All the tournament contributions went to the Juvenile Services Council in Placerville, there were no money used for the tournament. The golf course, volunteers, and generous members all made this a success. While this was my first sponsorship, I was not able to attend. Other commitments needed my attention. The host knew I would not be there so they sent me the photo from the 9th hole at Cold Springs Golf and Country Club. I look forward to making this an annual event for such a good cause.  
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By Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366, General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage
(Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366)
    Can't Help But Think About Staying Warm     As the temperatures begin to drop, I can’t help but think about the firewood supply for the winter. We have plenty of fallen trees that are ready to cut but will our current supply of firewood be enough? Probably should start cutting just in case.
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By Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366, General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage
(Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366)
  I Decided to Be A Sponsor     Actually the decision was made to be a tee sponsor at the fundraiser for the Juvenile Service Council was made right away. It's a good cause that I wanted to help with. The real decision was whether or not to actually participate in the tournament. I really can't get away from work on October 20th during the day but I will be helping where I can. The tournament will be held at the Cold Springs Golf and Country Club in Placerville.    
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By Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366, General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage
(Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366)
    This Can't Be A Safe Way To Live.     It is important that we maintain safe conditions around our water heaters. There are warnings in the instructions, but who reads those anyway. But it just makes sense to keep the area clear. Water heaters need the circulation of air and free of debris. This is especially true for a gas water heater, these units have flames that can cause problems. As a heater ignites it draws air in order for the flames the burn, imagine lint or small paper and things flammable being sucked into the flame and possibly igniting that which is outside the heater unit itself. Having a messy surrounding can quickly mean a fire inside the home. It doesn't take to much imagination to see this as a possibility. Keep the water heater areas clean.    
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By Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366, General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage
(Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366)
  Thinking About Golf Sponsorship     I do golf occasionally and I really enjoy it. Hanging out with friends and playing just for fun can be a good get away from the daily duties. I have the opportunity to help sponsor a tournament with the proceeds going to a local program. I'm leaning toward “yes”.    
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By Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366, General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage
(Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366)
  There Is Dry Rot But What About The Code Violations?   It seems that everyone and their brother thinks they can build a deck in El Dorado County. Judging by the decks that I have seen here, most were not done by a licensed contractor. I'm sure that most were by well-intended homeowners thinking that they knew how to build a deck. There is nothing wrong with building your own deck, but you still have to follow the same rules as the licensed contractor. If not, it will one day come up as a problem that will need to be addressed, usually upon the sale of the home. I was called out to give an estimate to repair the dry rot damage of a large deck. The decking was over 1,000 sf, most of the deck boards and joists had serious rot damage that needed attention. While there looking at the repai...
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By Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366, General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage
(Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366)
  Just Back In Town, Gotta Stock Up On The Fruits and Veggies     I don't know about you but we work on using up our perishable foods before we go. We eat a lot of fruits and vegetables. We managed to gobble up the goodies before leaving home for several days. That's the problem now, we are out of the fruits and vegetables can we enjoy.   Time to get back to the Farmers Markets.  
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By Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366, General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage
(Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366)
  I Know You Had Pets, They Left Clues   Selling your home? We know whether or not you have had pets. As a contractor working on your home or apartment it is not my job to determine what kind and how many pets that you have had living with you. But the clues are there for those working on the home to see. I don't have anything against pets, I think there are many benefits to owning and caring for them. Pets do take a toll on your home or apartment though. You may not always notice the clues that they leave behind but those of us who sell, prepare, and fix your home have seen it all too often to miss. If you have pets, realize that there can be cost associated with getting rid of the signs. What do you mean? My house is spotless! Maybe it does appear that way to you but the clues are eve...
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By Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366, General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage
(Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366)
  It Has Been Quite The Lightning and Thunder Show Tonight in El Dorado County   I have always loved listening to the thunder roll through the foothills of the Sierra Mountains. That rumble echoing through the air is incredible, and tonight it have been exceptional. In the last half hour of so we are getting a very light sprinkling of rain. I don't know if this will help the local fire but it surely is a change in the weather that we have had this past week.    
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By Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366, General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage
(Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366)
  Will There Be Basketball in Placerville This Weekend?     The Air Quality Index has been fluctuating up and down with the change in winds in Placerville. We can go from normal to Unhealthy in a matter of hours because of the King Fire up the hill. I wonder if those who schedule the Men's Basketball League have taking this into consideration. I want to play, but not with all that smoke in the air!    
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By Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366, General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage
(Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366)
  Smokey Skies Most Of The Day Today     I took a while to see the sun this morning, the smoke from the King Fire was very heavy. They say that the cooler weather is helping with the fire, but we are long from being done here. This morning there were hundreds of fire trucks from all over the state preparing to fight the fire, relieving those who fought through the night. Seeing all those vehicles lined up in traffic, in the parking lot, and all those fighters brought the reality of this blaze closer to home.    
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By Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366, General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage
(Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366)
  Fire Continues To Grow in El Dorado County         I took this shot while heading home yesterday, the smoke shifted a bit last night and was pretty heavy in Placerville. The evacuations continue as the blaze marches up the hill. Our prayers go out to all those in the path today.  
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By Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366, General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage
(Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366)
  Time to Start Thinking About Firewood in El Dorado County?       I know it's still summer and the temporature here in California are touching 100 degrees, but winter is not all that far away. Maybe you don't need to have it delivered this weekend but consider doing it soon. Getting the wood delivered before the rains will allow you to store and cover the wood, protecting it from the rain and snow. It will be cold this winter, it always is.    
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By Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366, General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage
(Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366)
  Stairs and Decks Can Hide Dry Rot Damage     Whenever anything is mounted to your home, there is a risk of moisture collecting between the two and dry rot and water damage occuring. If possible, creating an air space between the two allows circulation of air and the elimination of debris building up. I looked at this stairway removal and could see that there were water damage that needs to be replace with good wood and siding. This spot is not too bad, things can get a lot worse.    
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