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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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How long should my furnace last?

This depends greatly upon how well it is maintained but in general the average life is 15 years. But I can’t stress enough that the better maintained your furnace is, by having seasonal check-ups performed every fall, the longer you can expect it to last. My rule of thumb is when your system is around…

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What can I do if I have uneven temperatures throughout my home?

Temperature differences of up to three degrees from room to room are not uncommon, but often one or several rooms are uncomfortably warm or cold.  This condition could be caused by a number of factors within your home including inadequate insulation, air leakage, poor duct system design, duct leakage, unwanted heating by the sun in…

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How can I improve the ventilation in my home?

Make your home more comfortable and energy-efficient by improving ventilation. Here are few “around the house” tips to boost ventilation:  Vent moisture to the outside from the bathroom and laundry room. The bathroom produces more moisture than any other room in your house. If you cannot vent the bathroom to the outside, install a vent…

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My furnace and air conditioner are both new, do I really need to have it cleaned?

Yes!! Even though your system is new, it still needs to have annual maintenance performed. This will help keep the warranty in effect. Most all equipment manufactures state in the terms of their warranty that annual maintenance must be performed by a qualified technician. Keeping your system maintained will give you assurance that it is…

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What are some indications that I have a leak in my plumbing?

Water leaks around the house are often underestimated in their potential to cause serious damage. A trap that’s not tight, a toilet seal that’s lost its grip, or even a water line with a tiny drip too hard to see or hear, but every day it continues to wear away parts of your home, causing…

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