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Basement Flooding: What Do I Do?

Basement flooding

Basement flooding is a common concern in seasons of heavy rain. As we’ve recently witnessed with the tragic hurricanes Harvey and Irma, it is vital to do as much as we can to prevent maximum damage from flooding. Obviously, in extreme instances like Harvey and Irma, there are factors beyond control and comprehension. Our goal is to prepare you for the worst so you hope for the best.

Hot Water Heater Tips For Every Season

Hot Water Heater Tips

Hot Water Heater maintenance is probably not the first thing on your mind in the summertime. The fact is, water heaters are needed year-round to heat your water for cleaning your clothes and dishes, cooking, taking baths or showers, and more. Without a water heater, we’d have to manually heat water and forfeit savings from conserved water, energy, and cost savings.

Plugged Sinks: Facts and Fiction

Plugged Sinks

When it comes to a clogged sink, it’s important to understand what steps you need to take to get it unclogged. It’s easy to further damage your plumbing when trying to fix your drain on your own. To avoid unnecessary clogs and ruining your pipes here are some facts and fiction about plugged drains:

A Water Softener Is Soft On Your Plumbing

Water Softener

Having clean, refreshing water on tap is essential for summer. A sure way to get the healthy hydration needed to beat the heat is through a water softener. Water softeners, as you could probably guess, “soften” your water by removing excess harsh minerals from “hard” water like calcium, iron, and magnesium. Water can easily pick up these minerals from sediment as it travels through soil and into domestic water supplies. Diluting these metals results in a higher overall quality of water and life.

Top Plumbing Issues During a Remodel

Top Plumbing Issues During a Remodel

It’s common to begin on remodeling projects in the summer, when the weather is nice, and it’s easier to transport supplies. Home renovation projects are also a right of passage in home ownership; it’s a great feeling to pick cabinetry, countertops, and fixtures that fit your style. However, it’s what’s underneath all of this that needs more of your attention.

Why is Your AC Not Working?

Why is Your AC Not Working?

Picture this: it’s the middle of summer, and your AC just stopped working. Chances are you’re already cranky, sweaty, and looking for help. The first question on your mind is: “Is it a simple or costly repair?”

Below is a list that might help you determine whether or not a serious repair is needed. Here are the top five reasons why your AC might not be working:

Sump Pumps and Basement Floods

Sump Pumps and Basement Floods

‘Tis the season for erratic spring storms and prolonged rainfall. Sump pumps are your main line of defense against basement flooding. That doesn’t mean, however, it’s invincible against the elements. On top of that, are you prepared if the power goes out and your sump pump is not usable? Here’s the lowdown on sump pumps and backups so you don’t make any assumptions and end up in the dark.

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Common AC Problems Homeowners Encounter

Common AC Problems

Summer is approaching and your air conditioner isn’t working. While you may not be using it for cooler April and May nights, you want it taken care of so when you do need it, you’re a flip of a switch away from relief. There are dozens of potential reasons your air conditioner is on the fritz: weather/environment, the filter needs to be changed, or maintenance habits. However, there are some common issues homeowners can identify that will help resolve the problem sooner.

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