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Signs You Need Drain Cleaning

June 21st, 2017

old-pipesWhen was the last time you had your drains checked out by a professional? Probably not any time soon, if you’re like most people. Unfortunately, the drain system is not something that it’s a good idea to ignore. You should at least have your drains professionally cleaned every once in a while, in order to make sure that everything is flowing properly. If you’re not sure when to call for drain cleaning services, have a look at the signs below.

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Some Electrical Problems You Need to be Aware of

June 14th, 2017

electrical-face-plateWe write quite frequently about the various issues that can affect HVAC and plumbing systems. Those are all important things to be aware of. One area that all homeowners should be aware of, and concerned about, though, is that of electrical issues. Virtually all homes across the country rely heavily on their electrical systems to operate properly from day to day. Issues with those electrical systems can not only hamper the operation of various other systems in the home, but also pose serious risk to life and limb. It is for those reasons that we feel we should outline one of those serious electrical issues that you should be aware of, and the symptoms it presents.

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Follow These Tips to Keep Your Water Heater in Good Shape

June 12th, 2017

water-heaterThere are a lot of different systems in your home that you rely on daily for a variety of purposes. One of the most vital of these systems is the water heater. The average home makes use of its water heater multiple times a day, every day, throughout the year. That’s a lot of stress to put on one system, even one that is designed to cope with it. Many water heaters never fully shut down, and instead operate 24/7 to maintain a standing supply of hot water. If you want to make sure that you get the best return on investment out of your water heater, there are a few steps you can take to help it cope with the strain.

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Why It’s a Good Idea to Install a Water Treatment System

June 5th, 2017

plumbing-water-treatmentIf you get your water from the city in which you live, you probably know that all water flowing into your home goes through a water treatment plant first. This treatment plant removes many of the harmful contaminants commonly found in the water supply. How effective the water treatment process is will largely depend on the city conducting it. However, no city water treatment plant is 100% effective. There will always be some level of harmful contaminants that make it into your home’s water supply. If you want to keep your water quality as high as possible, you should consider installing a water treatment system. Have a look at some of the advantages of a dedicated water treatment system below.

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How to Reset Your Circuit Breaker

May 31st, 2017

It’s easy to get annoyed with circuit breakers, considering the only time you’re likely to interact with yours is when it trips. The circuit breaker is an important safety device, though, one that you need to know how to reset properly if you want to keep your electrical system functioning. Let’s go over how to safely reset your circuit breaker in the event that it trips.

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Tips on Keeping Your Water Line in Good Condition

May 29th, 2017

water-llineThere are a lot of different plumbing appliances that you need to look after, at least if you’re interested in keeping your system running smoothly. Arguably the most important part of your plumbing system is the water line, through which all water flows before it reaches your home. The water line is also one of the most neglected pipes when it comes to professional services. Most homeowners are not even aware that their water line needs services, and so they don’t take proper steps to take care of it. If you want your water line to serve you well for as long as possible, you should follow the tips below.

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When to Replace Your Water Heater

May 24th, 2017

Water heaters can last quite a while, if you take proper care of them. No amount of repairs or maintenance can keep your water heater operating indefinitely, though. If your water heater is getting close to the end of its lifespan, it’s a good idea to be able to identify the warning signs as soon as possible. The earlier you can identify that your water heater is on its last legs, the lower the chances that you’ll be surprised by a sudden breakdown. Have a look at these signs that you need to install a new water heater.

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Why You Should Not Use Store Bought Drain Cleaners

May 17th, 2017

drain-pipeEverybody has to deal with drain clogs at some point. It’s by far the most common problem that can afflict drains across the country. When most people have a clogged drain, they tend to use store bought drain cleaners to resolve it. There are a number of problems with doing this, including that it’s actually not saving any time or money compared to professional drain cleaning services. Read on to find out more about why you should avoid using store bought drain cleaners.

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How to Keep Your Air Conditioner in Good Shape

May 15th, 2017

air-conditioner-technicianIt’s in your best interest to make sure that your air conditioner is in good shape, especially during the summer, when demand on it is at its highest. Going into summer without taking proper steps is a great way to ensure that your air conditioner develops more problems. It may even have a shorter lifespan, if you let it happen too often. If you’re looking for ways to make sure that your air conditioner stays in top condition for as long as possible, follow the tips below.

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Warning Signs That Your Electrical Panel is in Trouble

May 8th, 2017

The electrical panel is a key part of keeping your home’s electrical systems safe. However, even it is not immune to developing problems. Electrical panel issues can be especially harmful, as they can endanger the rest of your home’s electrical appliances, as well. It’s important that you be able to tell when your electrical panel is in need of professional services. If you’re not sure whether or not your electrical panel needs professional services, have a look at the warning signs below.

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