There are few household emergencies more frustrating and overwhelming than a busted water pipe. Not only do you have to worry about having the pipe itself repaired, but the water that leaks can cause big problems around your home. So, what should you do if you are faced with this dilemma? We’ve put together a step-by-step guide to help.
Spring may be best known as the time for cleaning and freshening up your home. However, it is also a prime time to take care of all of the maintenance tasks necessary to keep your home and yard in the best condition possible. One thing you may not want to forget is your HVAC unit. After all, with summer on the way, you know you will be giving the AC a workout soon. We’ve put together a checklist of the…
When you think about dangerous things around your home, you may imagine sharp objects, electrical problems or slip and fall issues. However, there is a danger you may have never imagined, and it is found in a rather unsuspecting place—your furnace. Dirty furnace burners can be a major home hazard and one that is commonly overlooked even by those people who are prudent in home security. Discover why and what you can do to avoid this danger in your home.
When looking for a new appliance, homeowners and property owners will see many models that have an energy star label. These labels are found on all kinds of appliances, and homeowners might see one on an air conditioner, heater, dishwasher, refrigerator or any number of other appliances. Here’s a look at what this label actually means.
Your HVAC system is one of the most important parts of your home. It keeps you cool in summer, warm in winter and comfortable all year long. However, if you are waiting until something goes wrong to have an HVAC expert look at your system, you could be putting more stress on it than you need to, and shortening its lifespan. We’ve gathered a few reasons why you should have this system serviced yearly. By following this advice, it may…
When the plumbing in your home is operating at peak efficiency, it should be so quiet that you don’t even realize it’s there. If your pipes do start making their presence known, usually in the form of loud banging or other noises that seem to happen whenever you flush the toilet or run your washing machine, you could be looking at a small-yet-irritating sign of a much larger problem.
When you think about ways to upgrade your home, there are the “fun” upgrades like granite countertops and hardwood floors. However, other upgrades are more functional than fun, such as electrical or plumbing work. That’s what a low-flow toilet is—all work, no play.
Plumbing problems can interfere with daily activities and wind up costing you a lot of money in the long run. You can’t have the basic necessities like running water if you have a plumbing issue. And it may be wise to consider upgrading your plumbing fixtures to save time and money. Here are a few suggestions to save money with plumbing upgrades.
Plumbing mishaps rarely seem to happen during normal business hours, and few things ruin an otherwise enjoyable evening or weekend faster than an unexpected plumbing situation. Fortunately, anyone who’s even marginally handy with basic household maintenance tasks can usually apply a fix that lasts until a plumbing professional can arrive on the scene. The following are three common plumbing emergencies and what you can do to keep them from raining on your leisure time parade.
Whether you’re upgrading, downsizing or are a first-time buyer entering the market, there are countless parts of the house you’ll want to go over in detail. While the home inspection will cover their condition, many buyers neglect the pipes as they’re (mostly) hidden and are the last thing on their mind. To help prevent or at least prepare for costly repairs down the line, here are three questions you should ask about the pipes before you buy a home.