Have you ever cut on your bathroom sink faucet and wondered what happened to the water pressure? Or, does a stream of water shoot out the side of your kitchen sink faucet and get water on the countertop? If so, then your faucet aerators may be clogged and need to be cleaned. At the end
The garbage disposal is a useful kitchen appliance that we take for granted until it stops working before a large dinner party. Here are some basic guidelines to follow to avoid garbage disposal problems and breakdowns: Safety is the most important detail to keep in mind when performing any task with a garbage disposal. For
When the nights are cool, a nice roaring fire can create just the right atmosphere for your winter gathering or for a night on the couch with the television remote control. Regardless of the occasion, it is important to maintain your fireplace so that it will be ready for such occasions. Fireplace Maintenance: Safety first.
Many of us enjoy a wood fire on those cold winter nights. In order to be safe, a fireplace needs maintenance just like most other parts of your house. Understanding wood burning fireplace safety and maintenance requires knowledge of the fireplace components. The firebox is the location where the fire is built. It is usually
Toilets are a necessity in every home and have an unlimited life expectancy. However, components inside the toilet tank can fail. Also, the original installation may not have been ideal and cause problems down the road. Fortunately, there are warning signs that allow you to catch some toilet problems early before there is a more
When you leave on a trip and no one is home, you don’t automatically save on energy costs. There are appliances and other devices that continue to use power from the electrical grid when no one is home. The good news is that there are steps you can take to both save money and protect
Carbon monoxide poisoning claims the lives of an average of 439 people each year and another 20,000 make emergency room visits. Don’t let this be you.Carbon monoxide poisoning is totally preventable. Are you doing all you can to protect yourself and your family? Carbon monoxide (CO) is an odorless and colorless gas that is created
When cooler weather arrives, do you think about getting a furnace tune-up? But, if the heat comes on, do you skip that furnace tune-up? If so, you could be making a big mistake. Here is what a furnace check-up can do: Improve Energy Efficiency: Over time, dirt can build up in the various furnace components.
The toilet may be the most used appliance in your home. In fact, the toilet is so important that most homes have more than one. Here are some valuable prevention tips to help maintain these important fixtures: Don’t treat your toilet as if it’s a garbage disposal. Only human waste and toilet paper should be
While cleaning your gutters, it’s an excellent time to check the flashings on your roof to prevent a potential water stain on your ceiling or worse. What is roof flashing? Pitched roofs rely on gravity to direct water off the roof. After the roof sheathing is installed, other building components such as the building paper,
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