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Keep Your Electrical System in Good Shape by Following These 3 Tips

Monday, October 2nd, 2017

heating-maintenance-sessionsAlong with running water, your electrical system is the most important components in your household: providing vital power of lights, heat and key appliances such as your refrigerator. We often take our electrical systems for granted, especially in older homes where the wiring has been doing its job for many years. But no one wants to deal with a sudden problem in the wiring, especially when it cuts power to important parts of the house.

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The Importance of Heating System Maintenance

Tuesday, September 12th, 2017

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Fall will be here in just a few days, and as we’ve already seen down south, this winter is looking to be a long, cold and brutal one. The Farmer’s Almanac is predicting cold temperatures in excess of what we’ve seen in previous years. That means your heating system is going to have to be up to the challenge of keeping your home comfortable and warm every day, no matter how cold it is. One of the best ways you can ensure that is to schedule a maintenance session for your heater from a trained professional.

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Be Careful What You Throw Down the Drain

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

clogged-kitchen-drainsClogged pipes rank among the most common plumbing calls we receive: when some material washed down the drain stops the flow of water. You should usually call in a plumber when that happens – store-bought solutions usually adopt only half-measures at best – but we believe that an ounce of prevention beats a pound of cure any time.

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Various Plumbing Leaks, and What Causes Them

Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

pipe-leakPlumbing systems can have all kinds of different issues occur over the years. The most common and potentially damaging, though, are leaks. Plumbing leaks can occur for a variety of different reasons. While you’re going to need professional services to handle most plumbing leaks, it doesn’t hurt to at least familiarize yourself with some of the reasons they occur.

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When to Remodel Your Bathroom

Wednesday, July 12th, 2017

luxury-bathroomOf all the various rooms in a home, there are two that are the most common targets for remodeling efforts. Those are the kitchen, and the bathroom. It’s easy to see why these two rooms see remodeling efforts the most often. People spend a lot of time in the kitchen and bathroom on a daily basis. They’re an integral part of daily life. If you’re considering remodeling your bathroom, but you aren’t sure whether or not you should yet, have a look at these factors.

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Signs You Need Drain Cleaning

Wednesday, 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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Follow These Tips to Keep Your Water Heater in Good Shape

Monday, 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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When to Replace Your Water Heater

Wednesday, 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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Outlet Upgrades Your Should Consider

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017

Your home’s electrical system is one of the most important for keeping everything running. Most of the other appliances you use rely on electrical power to operate in the first place. So, it’s a good idea to not only keep your power system in good shape, but to look for ways to improve it. One of the simplest, and best, ways to do that is to install some new outlets in your home. Let’s have a look at GFCI and AFCI outlets, and the benefits they can provide.

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Choosing the Right Lighting Option for Your Needs

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

Lighting is one of those things that everybody uses, but no one actually thinks about all that much. As long as everything is lit enough to prevent eye strain, or tripping over things, most people don’t actually care what form their home lighting takes. This is a shame, because choosing the right lighting system for each individual situation can make quite a big difference.

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