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
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
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
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
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,
In the spring, trees start spreading new roots. These roots can grow into your pipes, damaging or blocking them which can create clogs. Take precautions to prevent this from happening by removing or relocating trees that pose a problem. If this is not possible, talk to a professional.
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
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