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Why is humidified air good for you and your home?

Adding moisture to the air in your home helps raise your indoor humidity level, counteracting dramatic drops as a result of constant heating.  By restoring an ideal humidity level of 45 to 50%—the level recommended by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)—your indoor environment may feel warmer, lessening the need to crank up the heat,…

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What are some things I can do to take care of my faucets and sinks?

Even small drips can waste thousands of gallons of water, as much as 150 gallons a day. Be sure to check under sinks for moisture or small leaks. And always repair leaky faucets right away to avoid paying for wasted water, and also to avoid water damage to your fixtures and pipes and surrounding areas.…

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Why is water backing up into my sink while I run the dishwasher?

There is usually a connection between the dishwasher and the drain from the garbage disposal. Food left behind in the garbage disposal can clog that connection to the main drain and back water up into your sink. To prevent this, make sure that your disposal is free of food before running the dishwasher. Also make…

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Should I get my ducts cleaned?

Cleaning your ducts may be beneficial in improving your indoor air quality. A premium whole house duct cleaning will help decrease the spread of contaminates in your ductwork and home. New construction homes can benefit from having the ductwork cleaned to remove drywall dust, sawdust and other debris from the construction process.

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What are some things that can invalidate a manufacturer’s warranty?

One major factor that voids many warranties is lack of maintenance.  For instance, having your air conditioner (or furnace) maintained annually. If you don’t have documentation that your system has been maintained according to the manufacturer’s requirements, they may not cover any necessary repairs.  Next, never order any parts from the internet.  Only order parts…

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Why does my water heater not work as well as it used to?

The most common cause of lost efficiency for a water heater is due to a sediment buildup in your tank.  As water heaters grow older, they accumulate sediment and lime deposits.  If these deposits are not removed periodically, the sediment will create a barrier between the burner and the water, greatly reducing the water heater’s…

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What are some warning signs that my plumbing might have a leak?

Leaks aren’t always so easy to spot and can occur anywhere in your home. Here are some things to look or listen for: Do you hear water running when no taps or fixtures are in use? Do you have mildew or signs of mold anywhere in your home? Is your water bill higher than normal…

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How Can I Get Rid of the Foul Smell in my Garbage Disposal?

These odors are a result of food debris building up in your disposal.  Over time spoiled food and bacteria accumulate.  A great way to eliminate this smell is to use a lemon or orange.  Cut the lemon or orange up into small sections and put it into your disposal, run for about 30 seconds.  Next,…

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