Occasionally, questions come my way and I just KNOW the answer could help a larger audience. Recently, a listener wrote in with some of his latest housing woes. I’m sure many of you can sympathize!
I have been an on and off listener for an extended period of time. I try to listen to your show whenever I don’t have to work on Saturday.
I recently returned from an overseas assignment and bought an old house in the Renton area. I need your help on the followings:
- Security Surveillance. I want to buy a set of Security cameras from Costco. I need a reliable installer that will install those Cameras and doesn’t charge an arm and a leg for them. I am thinking 8-12 cameras.
- House Water Filter. I want to install a whole house water filter. I need your recommendation on the filter system and Plumber to install it. I saw one at Home Depot for around $200. Like to get your thoughts.
- Ants. I noticed ants were coming into one corner of the house. I do not believe it was triggered by food. I placed some ant trap for temporarily solution. Anything I can do for long-term solution?
Welcome back from your travels and congratulations on your new home!
I have a retired Marine, Sal Dena, who can probably help you to find both the electrician for the camera installation and a good plumber for the water filtration system. It should be stated that I have been informed by the Marine Corps that there is no such thing as a “retired Marine”, rather “Once a Marine always a Marine!” If you ever meet him then you will understand why we all love Sal.
No need to stress as this is not the Battle for Thermopylae… no, this is just the biggest investment that most of us will ever make.
And always check with the state government on current license, bond and L&I coverage for any and all contractors (resource here).
I cannot guarantee the work of other contractors.
I am always here if you need further assistance.