There are two things every person wants to save: time and money. When you find yourself facing a plumbing problem, the last thing you want to do is spend money on an emergency plumber. But before you pick up your toolbox, it’s important you know the risks involved in DIY plumbing repair. There are some jobs suitable for DIY repairs, but others always need the professional hand of a licensed plumber to fix properly. Keep reading to recognize the differences…
Many homeowners make pretty common mistakes every year when buying a new AC for the summer. These range from shopping primarily by the price tag and ignoring SEER ratings, but there are many more that you should be aware of. To avoid these common mistakes, here’s what you need to avoid when buying your new AC this summer.
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.