The Slusher Blog

We have set up this blog to offer the best advice, research, how-to’s, and insights in order to help home owners, renters and business owners.  Please feel free to contact us with suggestions.

California Smoke Alarm Laws 2018

We cannot stress enough how important it is to have Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors in your home or seasonal cabin in the Lake Almanor area.  Lets make this plain and simple:  Smoke alarms save lives. Smoke alarms that are properly installed and maintained play a vital role in reducing fire deaths and injuries. If there is a fire in your home, smoke spreads fast and you need smoke alarms to give you time to get out.  Another consideration in the Lassen and Plumas National Forests is forest fire.  Catching a house fire early can potentially save a forest from burning.  Be sure to add this to your springtime home safety checklist.   Below, you’ll find the smoke detectors we recommend, plus other fire safety information that can keep your family protected.

Child Safety Electrical

11 Electrical Safety Tips For Children

As a parent there is nothing more dear to my heart than my children. Their safety and security is something that is constantly on my mind. As a parent, I want to protect them from harm. I teach them about stranger danger, bullying and the impact that media and outside influences have on their perceptions of the world around them.

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5 cool led lighting products

Saving the planet for future generations to enjoy?  That’s cool.  Saving your eyes and preventing migraine headaches?  That’s cooler. And now, with LED lighting more affordable than ever, outfitting your entire home or business  will no longer break the bank.  Here are 5 LED products to consider:

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The Importance of Regular Plumbing Maintenance

Whether you are performing regular inspections of your plumbing system to check for leaking pipes or one of our professionally trained technicians comes to your home, it is important that you have a plan.  At a minimum, that plan should include the following areas of importance:

Winter Damage Repair Services

3 Ways to Detect a Water Leaks

Over time water pipes can fail because of age, cold winter weather, and many other factors.  This can especially be true in the Plumas, Lassen and Tehama areas.  It can be frustrating when a homeowner discovers a leaky pipe.

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Springtime Home Safety Checklist

As the days warm up and we are able to return to our cabins in the Lake Almanor area and poke around the outside of our homes, it becomes time to inventory the toll that Mother Nature has inflicted over the winter.

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Your Home’s Electrical Wiring System

Countless times I have been asked by homeowners for an estimate to rewire their homes due to their “old” wiring. One should not be concerned with the type of wiring that they have as much as the instillation of the electrical components, open splices and contact of live wires with years of insulation that is not compatible with their electrical wiring.

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5 Ways Rodents Ruin Electrical Wiring

A common question we get from our clients here in the Lake Almanor and Susanville areas is, “What can I do to prevent rodents from chewing through my home’s electrical wiring?”.   Often, they experience a rodent related electrical outage of some sort due to the fact that the area that they live in is infested with field mice or other critters  like squirrels who would rather live inside of your warm and cozy home than out in the cold.

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Central Air Conditioning Buying Guide

We know that converting your home to a central air conditioning system isn’t cheap and that getting the most value for your hard earned money is a priority.  In this blog, we will focus on the ins and outs purchasing your first air conditioning system, things to consider when buying, and common mistakes to avoid.

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Lake Almanor Area Road Trip Guide

You have survived the winter, made it through the holidays, and binge-watched all of your favorite shows.  Now summer has finally arrived, and it is during this time of year we start thinking about getting out for adventures.  For you valley dwellers, the Lake Almanor area is a perfect day’s drive that offers a ton of things to see and do.  Getting out of the summer heat in Sacramento Valley can be refreshing.

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LED Lighting Advantages

One particularly effective way to reduce our carbon footprint, both at home and at work, is to convert our traditional incandescent and fluorescent bulbs to Light Emitting Diode (LED) lighting.