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The Importance of Water Softening System Maintenance

May 23rd, 2016

Hard water—while not necessarily unhealthy—can cause multiple problems for your plumbing system. This includes hard-to-remove scaling and dry skin and hair when you shower, due to excess minerals. To combat these effects, you’ll want to consider adding a water softener system to your home.

Most water softening systems today are manufactured in order to be self-cleaning, making them a very convenient home improvement product. However, this doesn’t mean that you should neglect maintenance on this system.

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Have You Scheduled Your AC Tune-Up Yet?

May 16th, 2016

With temperatures fluctuating quite a bit in recent weeks, you may be questioning whether or not it’s almost time to turn on your air conditioner. If you haven’t already scheduled an air conditioner tune-up, now is the time! Delaying this service could result in costly repairs or premature system failure when you need your system the most.

There are numerous benefits to keeping up on your air conditioning system maintenance. It’s also important to have this done by a professional, as an amateur job done by a discount handyman could result in more problems than its worth. Keep reading to discover some of the many advantages to routine, professional AC tune-ups.

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The Importance of Sewer Line Inspections for New Homes

May 9th, 2016

When it comes to your plumbing system, your sewer line is not typically something that you concern yourself with. However, as the main supplier to your pipes and the outlet for your waste-water, its importance should not be minimized. If you’ve ever experienced issues with your sewer line, then you should have it inspected at least once a year. What if you’ve just purchased a home though?

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Zone Control Cooling: Busting a Common Air Conditioning Myth

May 2nd, 2016

According to, heating and cooling costs account for half of all your energy costs. With that in mind, it is of course understandable that you want to find ways to save money. Unfortunately though, many people believe the myth that closing AC vents in unused rooms is the solution. On the contrary, doing this can actually do more harm than good to your cooling system, and as a result can end up costing you more in the long run.

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Is Your Sprinkler System Functioning Properly?

April 25th, 2016

Last month, we published a blog post in which we noted some tips for starting up your sprinkler system this spring. Now that you’ve likely used your sprinkler system once or twice, it’s time to determine if your sprinkler system is functioning properly.

The reason this is important is because even natural wear and tear of your sprinkler system can lead to malfunctions, and significant water waste. Efficient water use requires ongoing preventive maintenance, in addition to quality repairs. So how can you check that your sprinkler system is operating?

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If You Believe You Don’t Need AC Maintenance, Think Again

April 19th, 2016

We may still be experiencing cooler temperatures, but it’s no secret that summers here can get pretty hot and sticky. With summer just a couple short months away, the time to turn your thoughts to air conditioning is now. If your air conditioner lacks proper care and maintenance, there’s a strong change that it can break down without much warning. However, scheduling regular AC maintenance may help you avoid this all together. Keep reading to discover additional benefits of routine, preventive AC maintenance.

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Cleaning Out Clogged Sprinkler Heads

April 11th, 2016

Spring is a time to get your yard back into shape, which means you’ll want to start up your home’s irrigation system soon. This may be something you can do on your own, or you might enlist the help of a professional to assist you in repairing leaks, replacing broken parts, and getting everything running smoothly.

One thing you might notice during sprinkler startup is that your sprinkler heads are clogged or dirty. We’ve got some tips on identifying dirty sprinkler heads or nozzles and cleaning them out in the guide below.

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Is Your Sprinkler System Functioning Properly?

April 4th, 2016

When springtime comes and it’s time to start thinking about maintaining your lawn and garden once more, you might just assume your sprinkler system is functioning properly. And if you took the proper maintenance steps to prepare your sprinkler for the winter, there’s a good chance that everything is working out fine.

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Starting Up Your Sprinkler in the Spring

March 28th, 2016

It’s finally time to start up your sprinkler system! Hopefully, you took some time in the winter to properly shut everything down, but if not you can always call in professionals if you need repairs, and test your system to find out. Learn how to start up your home’s irrigation system in the guide below.

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How Clearing Out Your Drains Protects Your Plumbing

March 21st, 2016

There are plenty of quick and easy “solutions” marketed towards homeowners frustrated by a major drain clog in the home. When the sink or tub won’t drain, you might feel tempted to go out and purchase a chemical drain cleaner or you may even use a small drain auger you purchased at the store. Learn why we recommend against these products, and why clearing out your drains completely is the way to go when your drains are clogged.

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