Why We’re Thankful For Our Plumbing
Aside from relaxing with good friends, family, and stuffing our faces with delicious food, Thanksgiving is also a time to reflect and be thankful. One thing that made our list this year? Our plumbing! Washing clothes is way easier. We have the luxury of having a machine wash our clothes instead of hand washing it […]
How To Heat Your Home During Your Holiday Party This Season
‘Tis the season for holiday parties! Nothing beats seeing family and friends over a delicious home cooked meal. But all that cooking comes with a cost — a high utility bill. Here are a few easy ways to help reduce your heating use while still enjoying your holiday. Turn Down Your Stove! Many recipes call […]
Don’t Ignore This Sound! Here’s Why.
Hearing strange noises in your home? While some sounds can be ignored entirely, there are plenty of others that you should be frightened of because of the scary repair bill that will most likely follow. High-Pitched Squeals If you happen to hear high-pitches around your house, this could mean there is a part moving around in your […]
How To Winterize Your Outdoor Faucets
As the autumn leaves begin to fall, so does the temperature (brr!). And freezing winter temperatures means it’s time to break out your over-sized sweaters and begin prepping your home. First things first, winterizing your outdoor faucets. Because freezing water inside your outdoor pipes can do damage inside your home as well. How To Winterize […]
Does Your Home Have Mold?
Does your home have an unusual odor? Do you have a sore throat or itchy skin? These are all signs and symptoms of mold, and your plumbing may be to blame! Here are a few of the most common plumbing problems that contribute to mold growth. Plumbing Problems That Lead To Mold: 1. Leaky Pipes […]
This Is What Happens When You Don’t Have A Dehumidifier
If you live somewhere that seems to have a dampness problem, it’s time to look at dehumidifiers. Why? Because too much warm, moist air isn’t good for your home. Here are 5 signs that will help you determine if you’re living with excess moisture. 1. Mold spots If you’ve noticed small dark spots around your […]
HVAC Industry Terms You Need To Know
Your EER rating is low. Your refrigerant is leaking. Your compressor is broken. These are all common issues you may come across with your HVAC unit. It’s easier to understand the problem when you know the correct terminology. Here are some of the top industry terms every homeowner should know: Bioaerosols – High concentrations of […]
What Can You Do To Protect Water Quality?
Did you know, more than 60% of water pollution comes from cars leaking oil, failing septic systems, and fertilizers from lawns and gardens. That means 60% of water pollution comes from homeowners. So, in honor of National Water Quality Month, we have a few ways we can all help clean our waters, from the comfort […]
Top Feng Shui Air-Purifying Plants
You may think it’s nonsense to say that a plant can improve your indoor air quality, but what if we told you that this research has been backed by NASA scientists? Hard to deny it now, right? Try incorporating one of these four air-purifying plants in your home or office and start reaping the many […]
Do You Need A Pressure Balance Shower Valve?
Remember the days when you had to strategically plan your showers around everyone’s bathroom schedule in your home? For the most part, now you don’t have to worry if someone flushes the toilet as you’re rinsing the shampoo out of your hair. What (or who) do we have to thank for this phenomena? Pressure balance showers! […]
5 Things In Your Bedroom That Are Making You Sick
Do you often hear people say that you woke up on the wrong side of the bed? While there may some truth to that statement, there are other reasons as to why you tend to wake up feeling groggy. Here are five things in your bedroom that are making you sick and overall not well-rested […]
How To Plan And Design An Outdoor Shower
If you have a pool in your backyard, taking a quick dip is apart of your daily routine in the summer. But, there’s one thing you’re missing — a shower! Installing an outdoor shower is a convenient way to get swimmers to rinse off and clean up prior to going back inside. Here’s how to […]
Fourth Of July Plumbing Tips
Fourth of July weekend is here! Which means our home needs to get ready for an abundance of people, food, and parties. If you’re planning a get together with family and friends, don’t let your homes plumbing ruin the festivities. Here are a few ways to ensure you and your home are ready for all […]
The Hard Truth About Water Softeners
Did you know that roughly 85 percent of homes in America depend on hard water supply? Hard water contains excess amounts of minerals or metals, which can create a variety of issues for your home. The solution — water softeners! But that’s not all they do. Read on to learn about the many other benefits […]
Is Your Air Conditioner Making You Sick?
After a long, hot day out in the summer sun, nothing feels better than walking into your air conditioned home. But, these systems have to be extremely well-maintained, checked, and cleaned, in order to reap the benefits. There are some signs and symptoms to be aware of which indicate that it’s time you clean your […]
Plumbing Problems To Look For While House Hunting
Home size, location, and price — all relatively common factors that homeowners keep in mind when searching for a new home. But, sometimes what’s lurking beyond the walls are just as important. Pesky plumbing problems shouldn’t be the first thing you deal with when you step inside your new home. Below are a few warning […]
How To Get Your Outdoor Spigot Flowing
Is it time to water your lawn, fill your pool, or wash your car? You’re going to need help from your outdoor spigot. But, what do you do if you notice that there’s no water flowing? Here are a few reasons why your outdoor spigot may not be working. Shut off valve. Sometimes the solution […]
How To Fix The Most Common Laundry Stains
Normally, throwing your clothes in the wash with some laundry detergent is fairly simple. But, if the clothes have stains, that’s a different story. Here’s how to tackle the most crucial part of your family’s laundry. Timing is everything. Take care of any stains as soon as possible. Fresh stains are much easier to clean […]
Why Do Dishes Have Water Spots?
You bought a dishwasher to help you clean the dishes, but what if it’s making them worse? Hard water can cause blemishes and water spots to form on your glasses and plates. And while these stains may be stubborn, they’re certainly not invincible. Follow these steps and soon enough you’ll be opening up your dishwasher […]
How To Hide The Condenser In Your Yard
Your AC unit can be quite the eyesore to your beautiful outdoor landscape. With the summer quickly approaching, an air conditioner is necessary, but that doesn’t mean it has to be in plain sight. There are plenty of ways to hide, mask, conceal, and block the unit. Fence it in. One of the most common […]
How To Extend The Lifespan Of Your AC Unit
The average lifespan for most HVAC systems is only 10 to 15 years. With spring here and the summer quickly approaching, it’s beneficial to learn how to increase their efficiency and prevent any repairs. Here are four tips to keep the air flowing in your home for years to come. Get a load calculation. Having […]
Handwashing Tips for Kids
Twenty-two million school days are lost each year due to illnesses from kids not washing their hands. Almost 51 percent of cold and flu viruses can be killed if they properly wash their hands at least three times a day. With that being said, since Earth Day is around the corner, we’re celebrating by sharing […]
Ways To Improve Indoor Air Quality
Dust mites, pollen, animal dander — it’s all right there in the air, not to mention your bath towels, bedding, and furniture. What’s the most effective way to eliminate these contaminants and reduce your home’s air pollution? Get ready to take a deep, clean, and fresh breath of indoor air when you follow these top […]
Remember To Change Your Air Filters
Every two hours, the air in your home circulates through your HVAC system. While filters catch and remove a large percentage of dust and debris, they can’t work if they’re clogged and dirty. Here are a few simple tips to help you remember to change your air filters and keep your home’s air clean. Set […]
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