How to Hire the Right Drain Cleaning Company

Lou Holtz, the former head coach of the University of Notre Dame Football team, once commented that even the person who graduates last from his or her medical school class gets called “doctor.”  His point:  just because you have a designation doesn’t mean you’re at the top of your game. Well, the same goes for […]

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How to Protect Your Pet from Heat Stroke

For pets that are heat sensitive, the steamy summer months not only make their lives more uncomfortable, pets are risk of heatstroke – a potentially fatal condition. Here are some tried and true techniques to help keep your pets from harm: First, make sure they have plenty of shade all day long. Just because they’re […]

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Common Water Heater Problems

Not that water heaters have a great deal to do with your daily mood – except, that is, when something goes wrong with it and you’re staring at two to three loads of dirty clothes that aren’t going to clean themselves. Has something suddenly gone wrong with yours?  Here are the most likely causes in […]

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How Tree and Shrub Roots Can Clog a Sewer Line

You may not be so fond of what flows through your sewer pipes, but to tree and shrub roots, it’s mother’s milk. That’s right:  human waste is chock full of life-enriching nutrients that roots not only thrive on, but seek out.  In fact, they naturally grow towards your underground drain lines sensing the presence of […]

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5 Common Home Remodeling Mistakes

You’ve been dreaming about it, saving for it, and planning it in your head for months – maybe even years. Suddenly, it’s time to embark on your long-awaited remodeling project. So, what’s the last think you want moving forward?  Costly mistakes and delays, that’s what!  That’s why you’ll want to avoid these 5 common home […]

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How to Prevent Basement Flooding

There’s nothing like a beautiful spring day. Bishop’s Caps, Harper’s Ginger, and Jacks-in-the-pulpit in full bloom, the smell of freshly cut grass, and the warmth of the sun on your face. But besides all that visual and aromatic beauty, spring is prime time for something else:  an abundance of rain.  And where there’s rain, there […]

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How Can You Tell if You Have Hard Water?

Water: it quenches your thirst, helps clean your dishes and and helps soothe your jagged nerves during your late evening bath. But not all home water supplies are of equal quality, and that’s a problem for some families here in the Birmingham area. Take hard water conditions, for example, defined by above-normal calcium and magnesium […]

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How to Humidify Your Home this Winter, and Why

Once the windows are closed and your heating system is on, you no doubt spend considerably more time indoors.  Enough so that, before long, you start experiencing certain annoying phenomena, such as dry skin, frizzy hair, a bloody nose here and there, not to mention the unmistakable zap from static electrical shock. What do they […]

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