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Archives for: DIY & How-To

Romantic Valentine's Day Ideas: Home Improvement?

Hearts for Valentines Day

When you think of Valentine’s Day, you probably think of romantic, candlelit dinners, flowers, chocolate, and all the related gifts. But showing your significant other that you love them doesn’t have to just come through a sweet treat or a bouquet of roses. In fact, there are all sorts of ways you can say “I […]

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DIY Valentine's Day Gifts Around the Home

Hearts made out of tree stumps

Attention spouses, significant others (SOs), lovers, and secret admirers! Valentine’s Day is fast approaching. Even if you don’t buy into the whole ‘commercialization’ of the holiday, your sweetheart will certainly appreciate some token of your love and devotion on this special day!

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Bathroom Safety Tips for Kids

Here are a few ways to make your bathroom a safer room.

Whether they’re bathing in the sink or splashing around in the tub, kids love to be in the water. However, the bathroom can be a very dangerous place for children, so taking a few essential safety measures is critical to keeping your little one safe. Here, we’re discussing the best bathroom safety tips for kids.

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Winter Heat Pump Tips - Infographic

Keep snow, ice, and leaves away from the outdoor unit. This includes the top, sides, and bottom. Make it a habit to look at the outdoor heat pump during the winter months for signs of excessive ice or snow build-up on or around the heat pump. Especially after bad weather. If the unit is covered […]

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Water Heater Problem Solving

Hot Water Heater

(Featured Image Credit: Tomwsulcer via Wikimedia Commons) Picture this scenario: you’re finally getting ready to wind down, relax and enjoy a nice, hot shower. As soon as you turn on your shower, you notice a problem: no hot water!

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16 Safety Tips for Christmas Lights

Christmas Light Fire Safety Hazard

(Featured Image by Aaron Jacobs, via Flickr) For many, Christmas is all about the decorations and the process of turning a familiar-looking home into a magical winter wonderland. A home bedecked with festive tinsel, an impressive tree and strings of twinkling lights is a truly beautiful thing, but it is important to put the health […]

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6 Top Thanksgiving Plumbing Tips

Thanksgiving Turkey Feast

(Featured Image by Community Table) With Thanksgiving upon us, many US residents have started to make preparations and getting ready for the upcoming holiday. But did you know that for residential plumbers, Thanksgiving is the single busiest day of the year? In fact, plumbing problems spike by 50 percent the day after Thanksgiving — and […]

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Electrical Safety Tips for the Winter

Electrical Wires Sparking

(Featured Image by Herman, Herman & Katz, LLC) With the change in seasons and upcoming holidays, homeowners should make sure to keep electrical safety in mind when prepping their homes for the cold months of December. With a little planning, you can easily avoid property loss and injuries due to electrical accidents. We’ve put together […]

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How to Avoid The Spookiest Halloween Plumbing Scares

Halloween Jack O Lantern

(Featured Image Credit: brazma via pixabay) The air is getting chilly. The wind is kicking up – creating moonlit shadows and other spooky imagery. Pumpkins, corn stalks and multicolored leaves are all around us. That’s right – it’s officially Halloween season! And we love to get into the spirit and enjoy a few frights to […]

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Winter Plumbing and Heating Tips

Hey everybody, and welcome back! This week, we’ll be looking at ways for you to save money on your energy bills this winter.

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Is Your Sump Pump Ready for Hurricane Joaquin?

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Guide to Inspecting Sump Pumps With Hurricane Joaquin only days from slamming into the Washington DC Metro area one of the major issues will be intense steady rain, flash flooding and yes, basement flooding.

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Your Guide on What to Do When the Power Goes Out

Toronto_ON_2003_Blackout

Picture this scenario: you’re sitting at home with your family watching television and enjoying an otherwise run-of-the-mill evening. Then, all of a sudden, *poof*! Your power goes out, leaving you in the dark. Here’s a quick question: do you know what to do when this happens? Have a look at our guide to understand your […]

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HVAC Mold Issues - Helpful Info and Tips

  We recently serviced a client's HVAC system and when we checked the evaporator coil we learned a lot (see image below). Now this customer has complained of feeling ill often, but did not consider the possibility the large amount of mold and mildew that had collected on the coil could be the culprit. Air […]

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Bathroom Remodeling Ideas: The Good, The Better, and the Truly Ugly

Bathroom Remodeling

It would be nice to approach a bathroom – ripe for remodeling – as a blank canvas. The problem is, it isn’t: it’s a bathroom, probably a fully functioning, working bathroom, complete with all the things working bathrooms contain – baths, sinks, toilets etc.

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