Archive for March, 2018

Saving Money On Your Electricity Bill By Maintaining Your A/C Unit

Air conditioning repair

Do you live in a part of the country that experiences extremely hot summers? If so, you are not alone. Nearly 85 percent of homeowners in the United States have air conditioning units in their homes because of this exact reason. Summer is a ton of fun, but the heat can sometimes make it unbearable. Even if you have a great summer day outside in the heat, it’s nice to know that when you get home to relax you can do so in the enjoyment of air conditioning. That’s just one of the reasons that, around this time of year, over 40 percent of homeowners are calling professional HVAC services to schedule routine maintenance. If you own a home and haven’t made this call yet this year, don’t wait too long to do it. Below are a few air conditioning reminders for you to keep in mind:

Air Conditioning

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Prevention is Better Than Cure in Pest Control

Eliminate gophers

Rats and mice love cars. Really, they do. They think of your car as as a safe haven, and a place to bring up the kids. Whether you live in the city or the country, you may one day get the bad news from your mechanic. The best way to deal with the problem is preemptively, by making your car and hopefully your favored parking spot a no-rodent zone. Professional critter control companies, which can handle everything from gopher removal to creating a rodent-free zone around your house, can help to mitigate and even eliminate this problem.

Rats in the engine
It’s the kind of problem that most people don’t know about until it’s too late. Rats and mice of all kinds, the city dwellers and their country cousins, love to live in cars. They build nests, raise children, and even picnic

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FAQ About Radon

Testing for radon

If you have heard about the possibility of radon in your home, you probably have some questions. Read on for some FAQ related to radon in your home and how to test for it and remove it.

  1. What is radon? Radon is an odorless, colorless gas emitted by the decay of a uranium particle. This is natural and occurs all over the world; however, in some places, there is more uranium and therefore more radon gas.
  2. Is Radon a problem I need to worry about? Radon gas that seeps into the air of a home or business eventually decays back into solid, charged particles. These can get into the lungs and increase the chances of a person developing lunch cancer. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Surgeon General estimate that radon is responsible for approxim

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Getting Your Plumbing Ready For Spring

Clogged drain

For so many people this time of year is involves planning for spring and summer. Planning for trips, which new leagues to join, what weekend to host your annual barbeque, and so much more. For homeowners, this planning also involves a home improvement project or two. Maybe you finally need to put up new gutters, or perhaps you really want to finish that back deck before the family comes to visit. Whatever your project might be, it takes planning and in some cases hiring the right expert for the job. Some home improvement projects that nearly always involve hiring a bit of outside help revolve around your home’s plumbing system. Below are three of the most common types of plumber help you may need this spring:

Clogged Drains and Toilets - No one likes dealing with a clogged toilet, but when

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Home Improvement Work Adds Value to Your Property

Siding installation

Home owners have many tasks if they want to make sure that their property holds its value. From major repairs like siding installation and roofing shingles to minor maintenance like paint touchups and inside fixes, home ownership takes a lot of work.
Like your own personal health, it takes an effort to make sure that your home stays in its best shape. Given that a home is major investment, maintaining it is often as important as making sure that you are healthy. From roofing contractors to window installation, most experts recommend that you invest the money in the highest quality choices if you can afford them. Thinking of every home improvement as an additional investment in your home can help you u

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