Home Service Blog Articles by Tiger®

5 Harsh HVAC Lessons You Want to Avoid

Some lessons in life are best learned the hard way. Others, however, turn out to be too costly and painful, like lessons in HVAC maintenance. Here are five such things you should keep in mind or address now to avoid dealing with future headaches. Ductwork needs to be cleaned If someone in your family has respiratory issues, the buildup of...
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Tips for Thawing Frozen Pipes

Few things are worse than waking up on a cold winter’s morning only to find frozen pipes. Once you make this discovery, you need to act fast to prevent the pipe from bursting and damaging your property. Here are the steps that should be taken when you discover a frozen pipe. Step 1: Find the frozen section of pipe If...
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Prevent Plumbing Disasters This Winter

Nothing is worse than pulling out your wallet to pay for a repair, aware that it could have been avoided. When it comes to your plumbing system, potential problems can simmer and remain undiscovered until causing a disaster. Awareness of these potential issues will allow you to take action in advance and save yourself the money (and stress) of major...
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How to Reduce the Risk of Plumbing Failures

Some things in life are inevitable, but a major plumbing disaster is not one of them. You can be proactive by taking the right steps to make your pipework and equipment more robust. Here are some ways to boost your plumbing system’s durability. Insulate pipes Even if you’ve had the piping there for years without incident, small issues could result...
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Benefits of Crawlspace Encapsulation

Have you noticed structural issues, pests, or mold in your home? If you answered yes to any of these, it might be time to consider crawlspace encapsulation. Encapsulating, or lining, your crawlspace involves installing a vapor barrier to provide several benefits including moisture control, improved indoor air quality, & pest control. Moisture Control Excess moisture, especially in a crawlspace, can...
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Summer Sewage Backups

Spring is in full swing & summer is right around the corner. While you don’t have to worry about snow and ice, warmer weather can bring about new problems. Sewage backups are one of them. Here is some information on these backups and how to prevent them....
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Your Home Air Quality Matters

The air you breathe inside your home has a huge impact on your well being. Air quality matters. For example, did you know pollutants can be two to five times more concentrated indoors than outdoors?...
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What is invisible, silent, & kills? Clue – It’s not a ghost.

Protect Your Family  From This Silent Killer   Carbon monoxide is an odorless, tasteless, invisible, toxic gas that can sneak up on you like a ghost if you don’t take the right precautions. It’s called the silent killer because you’ll only know its presence after it begins its assault.  The risk of carbon monoxide is too serious to ignore. Here’s what you...
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12 Maintenance Tasks to Get Your Home Ready for Summer

  Summer is on its way and in the Midwest that means we need to be ready for an abundance of heat, humidity and summertime pests. Is your home ready for the long summer months? If you are not sure, you may need to run through this maintenance checklist designed to help you get through the summer months in comfort....
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April Showers Brings…A Flooded Basement!

  April Showers Brings May Flowers is a cute saying; however, April Showers can also do a lot of damage, especially to your basement. As you know, a flooded basement is a nightmare for homeowners. All of that flood damage is a mess to clean up and expensive to repair, plus a wet basement leads to mold in your home....
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