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Stay Warm and Save Money: Tips to Lower Your Heating Bill

It’s getting cold out there! The good news is, you can stay comfortable and cozy inside. The better news is, you can do it without running up an exorbitant monthly bill all winter! Here are our best tips for keeping your heating bill low without sacrificing comfort. Bundle Up One trick is simply to dress cozier. Bring on the fuzzy socks, slippers, and slouchy sweaters. Adding an extra layer to your outfit can go a long way in

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How to Choose the Best Plumber for You

So, you need a plumber? Great, but how do you pick from the long list of plumbers in your area? It can be overwhelming and difficult to figure out which plumber to choose and, believe us, you don’t want to accidentally go with someone who isn’t right for the job. Here are some simple steps to take before deciding who to hire for your home plumbing maintenance.   Do Your Research Do a little digging before you pick your

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Disposal Dos and Don’ts

There are a lot of myths out there as to how you should actually use your garbage disposal. We’re here to clear some things up once and for all. Here are our top dos and don’ts for home garbage disposal units.   Don’t Use Your Disposal as a Trash Bin Despite what many people think, garbage disposals are not designed for you to intentionally throw all of your excess food scraps in there and be done with them. The

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How to Keep Tree Roots from Damaging Your Plumbing

We don’t often give a lot of thought to the tree roots growing in our backyards, but when it comes to plumbing, they can be a major problem. Roots can make their way into sewer lines through tiny cracks or joints in the pipe, then block up the pipe completely. Roots are attracted to sewer lines because they are full of water and nutrients that help roots grow. Here are some steps you can take to prevent

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Adding Value to Your Home with Plumbing Upgrades

Making a few minor plumbing renovations can add major value to your home. Not only do new fixtures and appliances make your home more up-to-date, stylish, and appealing to buyers, they are also usually more energy efficient than older models, so they save you money that way!   Revamp Your Bathroom Adding modern bathroom fixtures to your home can increase the value quite a lot. Simply upgrade to new, stylish showers, tubs, and sinks or go for an all-out

When to Call a Professional Plumber

Sometimes it’s hard to know if you should ignore that weird noise your pipes are making, try a DIY fix, or call in the pros to step in. If something dramatic like a burst pipe happens, it’s obvious that you need to call a plumber right away, but what about in those non-emergency situations? Here are a few examples of those less sure situations and how to tell if and when to call a plumber.   Running

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What is a Sump Pump and Do I Need One?

Does your home need a sump pump? Does it already have one? Do you even know? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! Here’s all the info you need on sump pumps.    What is a Sump Pump, Anyway? Sump pumps prevent flooding and divert moisture away from your home by pumping excess water from the lowest point in your home. In addition to flooding, a sump pump also helps prevent mildew, mold, and fungus. There are different types

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How to Prevent and Remove Limescale

What is Limescale? Limescale is the crusty whitish buildup that often appears on showerheads, faucets, appliances, and pipes. It can make appliances run less efficiently and lower water pressure, plus it looks ugly. Limescale is caused by hard water, which is water with a high mineral content. Many homes have hard water, so limescale is very common.   How Do You Get Rid of Limescale? So, now that you know what that unsightly stuff on your showerhead is, what can