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Garbage Disposal

Use cold water when the disposal is operating. You can clean your disposal by grinding ice cubes. When your disposal needs a little freshening, just grind some lemon peels. Of course, you should read your maintenance manual. Have a question for one of our experts?  Ask us today!

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Mildew

You can help to avoid mildew problems with these preventative actions. Ventilate basements or run dehumidifiers to dry the air, walls and furnishings. Don’t hang wet clothes in your closets. Keep your showers and tubs clean of soap-scum so that they dry quicker. Air-out your bathroom cabinets and kitchen sink cabinet often. Have a question…

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Water Moisture in the Home

Make sure that vents (with a ventilating fan) are installed in your kitchen and baths. These rooms can produce a lot of moisture. Ventilating fans are great but will be of no use if they are not turned on! So make sure that you use them! Have a question for one of our experts?  Ask…

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Scalding Tap Water

Thousands of people are scalded by tap water every year. The Gas Appliance Manufacturers Association recommends that the full-on hot water temperature at the faucet be set between 120° and 125° F. Have a question for one of our experts?  Ask us today!

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Showerheads

Weak or changing water pressure usually points to a mineral buildup in the showerhead. Clean the outlet holes with a pin or unscrew the faceplate and soak it overnight in vinegar. Scrub it clean before replacing it on the showerhead. Have a question for one of our experts? Ask us today!

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Preventing Kitchen Drain Clogs

A clogged drain can be so frustrating; and, of course, it happens more often than we care to think about! Usually, kitchen sink drains clog because of a build-up of grease. The grease traps food particles, which eventually clogs the drain. Now, the bathroom drains are a different story. They are usually clogged by hair…

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Clean Air Cleaner

The pre-filter and collection cells of an electronic air cleaner should be cleaned at least two or three times per year. Have a question for one of our experts?  Ask us today!

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Winterize a Vacant Home

Preparing your plumbing for the winter is a wise alternative to frozen pipes. Turn off the water to your home using the main shut-off valve by contacting the water company. Open all faucets, both indoors and outside, starting with the upstairs. After all water has dripped from the taps, drain the main shut-off valve by…

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Inspect Ventilation

Inspect your furnace’s combustion area and vent system before each heating season. If you find dirt, soot or rust, your system may not operate properly or at its peak efficiency. Call A.J. Perri and do not operate your furnace until it is professionally inspected and/or repaired. Have a question for one of our experts?  Ask…

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Clean Humidifier

Clean your humidifier at the beginning of every heating season. Review your owner’s manual for the proper procedure to clean the evaporator pad and external components. Have a question for one of our experts?  Ask us today!

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