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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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Should I Replace My Air Conditioner This Spring?

Monday, April 3rd, 2017

It may seem a bit crazy to talk about air conditioning in this weather, but summer is closer than you would think. You don’t want to be caught off-guard when the weather starts to heat up, and you certainly don’t want to be without a reliable air conditioner by the time we get into the summer months. If your current air conditioner is unlikely to last for another summer, it’s a good idea to replace it now. Otherwise, you run the risk of finding yourself without a functioning air conditioner at all in the middle of a heat wave. Look for the following signs that your air conditioner should be replaced with a new one.

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Indications That Your Boiler Desperately Needs Replacing

Monday, March 6th, 2017

Boiler systems have quite the reputation for being sturdy, above and beyond most of the other heating types available on the market. This is primarily because boilers actually contain fewer moving parts than furnaces or heat pumps, which means that there are fewer ways for things to go wrong with the system. However, just because the boiler is resistant to problems, that does not mean that it is invincible. Eventually, you will have to replace your old boiler. The only question is when, and whether you’ll be able to recognize when it’s time.

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Tips on Selecting The Best Water Heater for Your Home

Monday, February 6th, 2017

Water heaters are one of those things that no one thinks about, but everyone relies on. If you’re looking for a new water heater, you’re probably finding out just how many decisions there are to make before settling on the right system. Since taking cold showers for the foreseeable future likely doesn’t appeal to you, you might be tempted to rush through the process just to get something in place to provide hot water. If you hurry through the process, though, you may end up with a water heater that doesn’t fit your individual needs well. Fortunately, we’re here to help you through the process. One of the first decisions you’re going to have to grapple with is which water heater type to select. There are two primary types to consider: tank and tankless.

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Things You Need to Consider When Installing New Flooring

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

It’s always exciting to remodel part of your home, even if it also tends to be more than a bit stressful. If you’re finally replacing that old lime-green shag carpet in the bathroom, or installing hardwood in your entry hall, there are a lot of different things that you need to consider. Installing new flooring involves more than just picking a material you like (though that should certainly be part of the process). Let’s go over some of the things that you need to think about when installing new flooring.

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How Often Do I Need to Replace My Water Line?

Wednesday, December 28th, 2016

The water line is the line that runs from your well or municipal water main into your home’s plumbing system. All water that flows into your home runs through the water line, which makes it a pretty important part of the plumbing system. If you want to keep your plumbing system in good shape, you need to make sure that your water line is well maintained. Water lines are pretty sturdy, but they don’t last forever. Read on to find out when your water line needs to be replaced.

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