Author: Aruba Services

10 Tips for Safe Holiday Decorating Seasonal decorations, including lights, trees, inflatables, and wreaths, can help put your household in the holiday spirit. However, when not used properly, decorations–particularly lights–can create safety hazards or cause fires. Keep your family safe during the holidays! Be sure to read...

Common Landscaping Violations All Cities have landscape maintenance standards. Property owners are responsible for maintaining their landscaping in compliance with these standards including regular mowing, edging, pruning, weeding, mulching, fertilizing, watering, pesticide/herbicide treatment and exotic vegetation removal. Below is a list of the most common landscaping...

The Importance of Walls in a Structure Exterior walls of a house have several functions. Not only do they define the shape of a house, but they also support the floors, walls, roof and provide security and shelter. Their role is imperative in separating the...

Thanksgiving is a time for friends, family and holiday feasts! Whether you’re preparing a Thanksgiving feast or tossing the football in the backyard, follow these tips to enjoy the holiday safely: Burns- It is easy to be burned or scalded when cooking and you should take...

Minimum Clearance Around Electrical Panels Insufficient clearance around electrical panels is one of the many electrical hazards that can endanger ones safety. The obstructed access to panel boards can also effect shutting down the source of power in the event of an emergency. NEC 110.26 and 29 CFR...

Why are swales important? Swales are one of the most commonly used stormwater practices.  For the purposes of paving and drainage, the swale area shall mean the portion of the right of way immediately adjacent to the paved road surface and extending to the property line. The...

Have you received a Code Violation? Most buyers are hesitant to purchase a home with open code violation issues. These issues can scare buyers away and may create delays with the sale of your home. A notice of violation is something to take seriously and act upon quickly. If the...

Hurricane Michael is Approaching! (Hurricane Michael. 2018.. Michael Strengthens into a Hurricane, Menaces Florida. By Gary Fineout. Oct 8. 2018.)   Is Your Roof Hurricane Ready? The photos above demonstrate what your roof could look like without the necessary procedures, pulling a permit, having inspections, and closing the permit; as required by...

Items that do not require a permit in Palm Beach County Incorporated only A/C - Replacement of an existing window unit with the dedicated electrical outlet. Door - Removing and replacing any exterior door within the existing jam (excluding overhead doors); Once in a 12-month period. This...

Aruba specializes in resolving expired building permits and code violations. Call us to have one of our team members review your case!