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Facts About Surge Protection

Surge protection is a surprisingly expansive topic. There are a lot of different things that are good to know about it, even for average homeowners who are not trying to become electricians. Here are a few examples: Power surges and spikes can happen for a variety of...

What Is Green Lumber?

Green, or wet, lumber, is wood that's used in construction that has a moisture content greater than 19%. Why would anyone want to use green lumber in construction? Ultimately, it's because it's less expensive, and it's easier to cut and nail than seasoned wood. That's...

Water Heater Maintenance

We've talked about water heaters a few times in this blog, and for good reason. Water heaters are one of those things in every home that gets used every single day but are rarely given a second thought until something goes wrong with them. However, every homeowner can...

Upgrading to Tankless?

While it's extraordinarily easy to take for granted, having hot water available at the push of a button or the twist of a handle is a great privilege that we should all appreciate. While water heaters are not a new thing, tankless water heaters are a relatively new...

Why You Should Keep The Place Clutter-Free

Do you have traumatic memories of your parents telling you to clean your room? Most of us do. What we do with that parental training often shows up in the way we keep our house as adults. Whether you're a messy person or a neat person, we're happy to help you out....

Are Smart Homes a Smart Idea?

It seems like almost every appliance you can buy these days has some kind of "smart" function. Pretty much every television, speaker system, doorbell, light bulb, thermostat, refrigerator, and even toaster that's on the market these days come with Alexa, Google, or...

UNPLUGGING YOUR TOILET

When something is firmly stuck inside your pipes, how do you remove it? We’ve all been there – you see the water in the toilet raising up instead of lowering when you pull the lever to flush, and you have to try to turn off the water supply in a panic. Before you turn...

BUSHES IN FRONT OF YOUR HOME

Very few of us would probably ever say that we would like our front yard to look barren and cold. We like to add shrubbery, trees, bushes, and other plants in front of our homes to add curb appeal, shade from the sun, protect from the wind, and for many other reasons....

DON’T GIVE UP ON THE GRILL

Grilling season is not yet over, wouldn’t you agree? Some of us never give it up, since food just tastes so much better when it has been grilled. If you are a newcomer to the grilling crowd, there are a few things that you should avoid to ensure that your grilling is...

GETTING READY FOR WINTER

As colder temperatures head our way, there are several important steps for homeowners to take to make sure their home is ready for the winter. While we won’t be able to list everything in this blog post, here are a couple of ideas.Empty any exterior plumbing systems...

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