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    "The house absolutely glows with a new-found beauty. Tom is a genius in his ability to coordinate the work done to my home. In between many raindrops, he managed to get the painting done in a few days and have Mike, the roofer, and his crew tear off and replace the shingles and wood in two days time. And even though I'm on the west side, Tom was able to catch me before I left for work around 8:00 a.m. Your company has really boosted the resale value of my house. I plan to engage you again for interior work in the coming years. Thank you for a job well done!"

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  • Security 101 From A San Francisco Policeman

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    My godfather and retired San Francisco police officer Jim Kelly is here to give us some of his simple and productive tips on security! Let's hear em Jim:

    1) Trim shrubs and bushes in your yard to prevent them from being used as hiding places by criminals. This is especially true around doors, windows, and walkways along the path you take from your car to the house.

    2) If you have a particularly vulnerable ground floor window, (such as a child's room) plant holly bush next to it. The sharp thorns make it especially difficult for anyone to get near the window. ( Don't worry about it being a deterrent to emergency responders. Fire personal show up in packs of eight with axes and chain saws. Cops show up one at a time, but they are a lot tougher!)

    3) Light up the exterior of your home. (Lighting is one of the best crime deterrents for night time crime.) Many of the new LED lights are efficient, economic, and effective.

    4) Be sure your house number is clearly visible to responding emergency personnel. Seconds count in an emergency. The numbers should be on a contrasting background. It is especially helpful when they are back lit at night.

    5) If you go away for any length of time, be sure the yard is clipped, newspapers and mail picked up or cancelled.

    It's O.K. to lie. Really, it is! here's how:
    7) Even if you don't own a dog, put signs on all entrances to your back yard stating "beware of dog."
    8 ) If your home is unoccupied during the day, place a sign next to the doorbell (burglars almost always ring first to see if anyone is home.) that reads "day sleeper, please do not ring or knock." (You should also put up a "no peddling or soliciting" sign.)
    9) If you really want to get creative, put a chair near the front door. In front of the chair place a pair of size sixteen motorcycle boots. On the back of the chair, drape a size 4XL beat up jacket bearing a name tag that reads "MOOSE."


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