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Sandy Griffis
YCCA columnist


Sandy Griffis is the Executive Director of Yavapai County Contractors Association. For more information visit:

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It must be insurance-renewal time. It seems many homeowners are in the process of renewing their home insurance, and the question I am asked most often is what is the price per square foot to rebuild?

By Sandy Griffis September 29, 2022
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COVID-19 brought about changes with indoor air quality. We recently purchased a resale home and wonder if we have an issue with air quality. —Mark and Susan, Prescott Air quality has always been a concern for customers, even before COVID-19.

By Sandy Griffis September 22, 2022
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What is happening with recent or planned bathroom renovation projects? From the number of calls, I receive for bathroom projects I would say the bathroom(s) are a top room to renovate by both aesthetic and functional desires.

By Sandy Griffis September 15, 2022
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Because of the hillside terrain we have in Prescott, many homes have a sewage ejection system. Many folks purchasing a home that has a sewage ejection system are unaware of maintenance and why some homes have these systems.

By Sandy Griffis September 8, 2022
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Growing up, I never sat at a politically divided dinner table, and throughout my years most conversations I have had with those on the “other side” have been nothing too exciting, issues were discussed, and our views shared. End of story.

By Sandy Griffis September 3, 2022
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We took a major leap and modernized our home hardwood floors, not laminate but hardwood. Everyone is telling us various ways to clean and maintain and we are confused. What is the best way to clean our hardwood floors. -Mike and Judy, Prescott.

By Sandy Griffis September 1, 2022
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Recently we had a paver driveway installed and would like tips on sealing the pavers. — Matt and Joanie, Prescott Valley

By Sandy Griffis August 25, 2022
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Where do I begin? Not a week goes by that I do not receive an e-mail(s), phone call(s) or note(s) in the mail, making a comment about my column or, for that fact, columns you that have saved and are stuffed in the kitchen drawer.

By Sandy Griffis August 18, 2022
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This week it is all about WATER! The most important water conservation device is you. Below are some helpful tips — on how easy it is to conserve water.

By Sandy Griffis August 11, 2022
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With all of our rain just wait... that “white chalky” substance will start to be seen on many of the area’s masonry walls and on homes throughout neighborhoods. So here is a little educational lesson on “efflorescence.”

By Sandy Griffis August 4, 2022

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