DIY Plumbing: How To Winterize Your Home

Most people believe that pipes burst at the freezing point of water but this is not actually true. The truth is that pipes burst somewhere between a closed facet, like a washing machine or kitchen faucet and the actual freeze. Pressure begins to build due to an ice blockage and it has no place to… Read more »

How to Humidify Your Home

Come winter,kindly disregard any commercials you hear or see advising you to take the moisture out of your indoor air.  That is exactly the wrong way to enhance indoor comfort and reduce home energy bills. The warm air generated by your furnace already deprives the air of moisture.  To lose any more would be to… Read more »

Holiday Emergency Plumbing Repairs You Can Do Yourself!

Your Furnace Doesn’t Feel Hot Enough Your family and friends are all gathered together at your house to celebrate the holiday, but there’s only one problem: everyone is freezing! Nothing will put a damper on your holiday party quicker than a cold home but with these common furnace problems and remedies you can try to… Read more »

How to Choose a Home Remodeler

In a world where less is often more, “more” is sometimes the preferred option. That’s especially true when it comes to time. As in, it’s easy to common to complain about not having enough hours in the day to get done everything you planned on. Looking to hire a home remodeler? Then, save time and… Read more »

Tips for Installing Wainscoting

Wainscoting is a decorative wall accent that can add style to an otherwise ordinary space. But getting this architectural feature in proportion with the rest of the room can be a bit tricky. While you can make a case for pretty much any height, there are some basic guidelines to follow. Rule of Thumb –… Read more »

How To Unclog Your Toilet

We have all been there. That inevitable moment when, perhaps you’ve had a nutritious, fiber-rich meal and paid for it in the bathroom later. Or, maybe you’ve walked into the bathroom to find your 2-year-old flushing Lego down the toilet. However it happens, we are all familiar with a clogged toilet. Numerous situations, ranging from… Read more »

DIY Furnace Repairs

A furnace that won’t heat up usually prompts a call to your friendly neighborhood home heating professional. But before you dial up the number, first do a little private investigating of your own.  You might just find the solution is readily at hand and save yourself some money in the process. Dirty filter – Remove… Read more »

How to Eliminate “Old House Smell”

You bought the perfect home in the perfect location. There’s just one problem – it suffers from “old house smell”. You know the one – that musty odor that creeps up on you the minute you set foot inside. And it seems no amount of air freshener or scented candles can mask it. To get… Read more »

How to Clean a Garbage Disposal

Maybe garbage disposals are way down the list of “most important plumbing fixtures,” but they still add convenience to your life. They also can stink to high heaven, back up and overflow.  Which means a little ongoing maintenance is in order. So, from our house to yours, here are some time-tested methods to keep your… Read more »

How to Prevent Home Furnace Problems

Is there ever a good time to lose heat?  Of course not.  Still, some are better than others.  If your furnace shuts down on a crisp, cool autumn day, you’re probably not going to panic and immediately head for the nearest hotel.  But on a sub-freezing night in the dead of winter?  Ouch! To avoid… Read more »