Toilet Tank Problems & How to Fix Them

When it comes to toilet troubles, the dreaded clogged and overflowing toilet bowl is one that can send most homeowners into a temporary state of panic. And yet things can go wrong with your tank, too, but usually they’re a lot easier and less stressful to resolve. Let’s have a look. Toilet won’t stop running. […]

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How to Buy a New Water Heater

“I’d like the white one, please!” If only it were that simple to buy a new or replacement water heater. If anything, the process has become more challenging ever since new federal energy conservation measures took effect in 2015. On the flip side, you have more options than ever. And that means more ways to […]

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How to Detect Home Plumbing Problems

Plumbing problems usually happen without warning, and often at the worst possible time. Not that there’s ever a good time for a problem to occur, but some are definitely worse than others. What can you do to cut back on plumbing problems and catch others at the earliest possible stages of development? Here are several […]

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When Should I Replace My AC System?

In a perfect world, the answer would be “never.”  Never, because your current system would run problem-free for all time. So much for that perfect world scenario. Still, as imperfect as they might be, today’s better-made and well-maintained AC systems have an estimated shelf life of 15-20 years.  Can yours last that long, and perhaps […]

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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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