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Is a Plumbing Inspection Necessary When Buying a New Home?

After your offer on a home is accepted, every home buyer has a limited window of time where they can bring in experts to perform inspections and make sure the home isn’t hiding any serious issues that would lead to increased costs for the buyer. In some cases, homeowners might pay for an overall home inspection from a licensed inspector that reviews everything in a home, including structures, insulation, electric, plumbing, and other aspects of the building. But some homeowners

What To Do If a Bird Nests in Your A/C Unit

Birds build their nests in locations that offer shelter and safety. But sometimes those locations can be a huge inconvenience for the humans living at those properties. Unfortunately, the cavernous space of an air conditioner unit can be attractive to birds looking to nest and lay eggs—and for homeowners and renters alike, the problem is difficult to ignore. Birds typically make a home in air conditioning units during times of the year when these units aren’t being actively used. But

Your A/C and Seasonal Allergies

You’ve noticed a trend in your home: you turn on your air conditioner, and soon after, you’re sneezing and experiencing an allergy attack. Given the relationship between those two events, it makes sense that many people would start to suspect their air conditioner is putting something in the air that they’re allergic to. While that assumption isn’t entirely accurate, the impact of your air conditioner on your allergies isn’t quite that simple. To help clear up the common misconceptions of

Why Is My Electric Bill So High: 5 Reasons

  A high utilities bill can be a point of frustration for any homeowner or renter. When your electricity bill spikes, it’s natural to want to figure out why—and to make changes that will save you money on this bill in the future. A high electricity bill can be caused by many different factors—and oftentimes, your bill may be inflated by several different contributing factors. If you’re trying to figure out what causes your electric bill to be high, here’s

The Benefits of Upgrading your Home with a New Furnace

Nobody ever upgrades their furnace just for fun. When this appliance is doing its job and efficiently heating your home, it’s easy to take your home’s furnace for granted. But a single service outage can quickly put your household in an emergency situation—especially if this furnace failure takes place in the middle of the winter. While replacing a furnace is never fun, it’s often necessary—and time may be of the essence. It’s not all bad news, though: Once your new

How to Prevent Your Kitchen Drain from Being Clogged

A clogged kitchen drain is not a problem you can ignore. Your kitchen sink is a crucial utility in your home, and blockages can disrupt your ability to cook and clean—and potentially create an overflow hazard, if left ignored. Some basic kitchen sink care and maintenance can go a long way toward reducing the rate of cloggings in your pipes, and alleviate the stress that comes with having to troubleshoot clogs and/or contact a specialist to schedule service. If your

Why Is My Thermostat Not Working?

Heating and cooling problems frequently end with a homeowner realizing, “Wait, why is my thermostat not working?” While that problem may be easy to identify, it’s not always easy to correct. Here’s what can go wrong with thermostats, and how you can get your thermostat working again. An Old-Fashioned Shock to the System Did your thermostat get bumped or knocked recently? Could it have been accidentally hit during play or while people were in a hurry? Thermostats, especially old thermostats,

Why Is Air Conditioner Maintenance Necessary?

Many of us have come to depend on the cool comfort provided by our air-conditioning systems. Air-conditioning can provide a welcome respite from even the hottest outdoor temperatures, which can be important not only for your comfort but your safety as well. However, when your air conditioner unexpectedly breaks down, it can leave you in a sticky situation, both figuratively and literally. Unfortunately, those unexpected AC failures may happen at the most inopportune moments, leaving you to sweat it out

Ways to Prevent Common Summer AC Problems

In the summer, having a cool home to which you can retreat on a hot day is essential. Read on to learn about common summer AC problems, how you can address them, and steps you can take to prevent them in the first place. Check Your Filters One of the easiest and best things you can do as summer approaches (or any time you think about it) is check on the filters for your home’s AC system. Generally, filters are

A Quick Glance on Hydro Jetting

Hydro-jetting is an advanced drain cleaning service that’s used in residential and commercial plumbing systems. Not only is it quick and effective, but it can also reduce your plumbing repair costs. In this post, you’ll learn more about the benefits of hydro-jetting, when it’s used, and why it’s a good investment for your pipes. Benefits of Hydro-jetting Service Has it been suggested to you that you get hydro-jetting service? Maybe your plumber mentioned it to you during your last maintenance