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How Old is Your Electric Panel? Three Reasons to Care

You probably don’t pay a lot of attention to your home’s electrical panel.  But you should, because it does wear out.  Some ways to tell:  Are the breakers in your box tripping often? Are they difficult to reset? If so, the panel may not be able to handle the electrical usage of your household. Why […]

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Tools for DIY Electrical Projects

We generally advise against doing electrical projects yourself. But if you decide you want to tackle one or two, here are a few tools you might want to consider. Non-contact voltage protector. This is a critical tool that can save your life. It senses power without touching wires or terminals. If it detects voltage, it […]

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Whole House Plumbing Inspections

You don’t think about your plumbing system as you subconsciously turn on the faucet or flush a toilet or run the dishwasher. You expect your plumbing system to work. In fact, you need it to work. But like your HVAC system, your plumbing system needs to be maintained. That’s why it is a smart idea […]

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Refrigerants

You may have heard from us or read elsewhere that newer air conditioning units are using a newer refrigerant that is less harmful to the environment. Here is a more detailed explanation. Refrigerants are essential components of an air conditioning system. Refrigerants are the substances – usually fluids – that air conditioners use to transfer […]

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Things to Do if Your Transformer Goes Out

“Oh, no, where did I put that flashlight?” Are you suddenly sitting in the dark? A burned out transformer may be the culprit. What is the transformer? It’s a device that steps down the high voltage of the electricity delivered from the power plant to a voltage that can safely be brought into your home. […]

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How to Ensure Your Sewer Lines Stay Clean and Clear

  • Categories: Sewer
  • Date: July 9, 2019

The old adage – “it’s easier to keep up than catch up” – certainly applies to sewer line maintenance. Particularly when catching up involves enlisting the help of repair experts, keeping up saves a significant amount of money, too. By following a few simple tips, you can avoid costly sewer line cleanups and repairs. Never […]

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What May Happen if Basement Flooding is Not Fixed Right Away

“Rain, rain, go away…” During an unusually rainy season, water may seep into your basement through the foundation or basement walls. Improperly graded yards can send water pooling around your foundation. If the sump pump fails due to power outages or mechanical problems, water can accumulate, flooding your entire basement. When flooding or seepage occurs, […]

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Why the Phrase “Sewer Rodding” Shouldn’t Scare You

  • Categories: Sewer
  • Date: June 25, 2019

The phrase, “sewer rodding,” ranks slightly below “root canal” on our comfort level scale. Like the need for the dreaded dental procedure, the problem lies below the surface. But take heart, sewer rodding is far less painful and provides equally good results. What is “sewer rodding”? Sewer rodding is a mechanical procedure used to clear […]

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Buying a New Refrigerator

The average life of a refrigerator is 13 years. So if your refrigerator is getting to that age, you might consider replacing it. Even if it is not that old, newer models are so much more energy-efficient that you might want to replace your current unit just for the energy savings. While you should do […]

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How Old is Your Electric Panel? Three Reasons to Care

August 12, 2019

You probably don’t pay a lot of attention to your home’s electrical panel.  But you should, because it does wear out.  Some ways to Read more…

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