Everyone knows pipes are at risk of bursting in the winter due to extremely cold temperatures, but did you know they are also at risk during the summer? No matter the time of year, burst pipes can cause lots of issues. Here are some common problems with your home’s plumbing that can put you at
Everyone seems to have an opinion on how low the indoor temperature should be when running the air conditioning in the summer. You want your home to remain comfortable while also keeping energy bills under control. Here are a few factors to consider when deciding on your home’s temperature settings for the summer. Choose a
Have you noticed a climbing water bill each month? High water bills, while frustrating, are normally very easy to correct. Here are 5 tips to help lower your water bill and conserve water each month. Turn off faucets Do you let the faucet water run as you wash dishes or brush your teeth? Your bathroom
People normally think about how water quality affects their plumbing, but did you know plumbing can also have an impact on the water you consume? Here are two ways your home’s water can be affected by your plumbing system along with a few helpful tips for improvements. Hazardous piping materials It is easy to ignore
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
Ask any plumber and they will tell you that people often flush things down the toilet that really should not be flushed. They have cleared enough clogs from toilet drain pipes to know the worst things that people flush. To prevent clogs (and save yourself the plumbing bill) never flushing any of the following things
With summer right around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about switching off your furnace and turning on your air conditioner. As the temperature starts to rise, you might be concerned that your energy usage is about to climb as well. There are lots of simple ways to stay cool without breaking the bank.
A sewage leak into your house or onto your property is one of the worst plumbing disasters you could face as a homeowner. Besides the damage to your home, the bacteria present in sewage can make you and your family sick. There are two ways you can experience sewage leakage – backups and pipe breakage.
It is about that time of the year the temperature starts climbing and we can look forward to saying goodbye to yet another winter. An AC tune-up at this point, while you are still using your furnace, does not make sense. Or does it? Here are four reasons to stop pushing your luck each summer
Did you know a large majority of residential fires are caused by malfunctions in the home’s wiring? Ignoring the early warning signs of faulty wiring can cost you. Here are five signs it’s time to call in an electrician to examine your home’s wiring. Funny Smells If you smell burnt plastic or other burning smells