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5 OTHER Reasons to Call a Plumber

other reasons to call a plumber

We all know when we need to call a plumber – the toilet is running nonstop; your basement has a foot of water in it; a drain is completely clogged. Those are the crisis calls. But did you realize there are other times it’s a good idea to call a plumber – even when the…


How Leaking Electricity Affects Power Consumption

leaking electricity

Leaking electricity is known by many other names: Standby power (most common) Vampire power Phantom load Whatever it’s called, most homeowners are unfamiliar with its very existence – and how much it ends up affecting the electricity bill. Standby power refers to the amount of electricity used by appliances and equipment while they are switched…


Holiday Electricity Savings

holiday electricity savings

According to the University of Minnesota, Americans spend $65 billion a year on holiday gifts. You’ll be spending enough on holiday gifts, you don’t need the extra expense of a high electric bill as well. To keep that bill down, you can switch to LED holiday lighting. Chances are you’re still using incandescent bulbs on…


Home Heating Then and Now

The heating systems of today have come a long way from the days of wood-burning stoves and open fire places. The Age of Technology has changed everything, including the ways we heat our homes. Now we have choices that are both more economic and more environmentally friendly. Wood fueled – Prior to 1885, most American…


Keep a Slow Drain from Becoming a Big Problem

Household drains are a marvel of modern plumbing. The convenience they provide is often taken for granted until something goes wrong – and the drain won’t drain. A soapy residue around the bath drain, a kitchen sink that’s oily, or water around a laundry floor drain – these are all indications of a slow drain.…


Why You Should Get a Programmable Thermostat

Shoot. You forgot to set the thermostat before you left for work, didn’t you? On top of everything else in your morning routine, how are you supposed to remember to adjust it every day? Wouldn’t it be convenient if the thermostat could just do it on its own?   Well, it can. With a programmable…


8 Things to Consider Before Your Next Bathroom Remodel

Most mistakes happen when people fail to think everything through – or buy the wrong plumbing products for the job. So, before you undertake your next big project, consider the following:   1. The size of your drains The industry standard is 1.5 inches, and that’s what you see in most new construction. However, remember…


The Air in Your Home Might Not Be as Clean as You Think!

The importance of clean air can’t be overstated, especially when it comes to the air inside your home. Considering we spend about 90 % of our lives indoors, it makes sense that the quality of air inside our home can have a dramatic impact on our health. Most of us just assume that the air…


What to Expect When Remodeling a Bathroom

It’s clearly time you updated a bathroom in your house and want to do so before the holidays. Home shows have you convinced that a complete remodel is a pretty simple task that can be completed in 30 minutes or less. The truth is things aren’t quite that simple.