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Do I need to buy a home warranty?

By Dave Judd on Jan 12, 2016

A recent survey stated that 2/3 of home buyers report the failure of two major items in their home within the first year of ownership.  This fact creates a slam dunk for companies offering home buyers a homeowner protection policy.  Typically purchased by the seller, home warranties offer the buyer ‘peace of mind’ protection for

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Tankless Water Heaters

By Dave Judd on Jan 08, 2016

Advantages of a tankless water heater: No hot water storage tank.  That means no standby heat loss when hot water is not being used.  Navien is our brand of choice in tankless units.  According to Navien, a savings of $160 per year is average when using their tankless unit vs. keeping a tank full of

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Why Do I Always Have to Flush My Toilet Twice?

By Dave Judd on Nov 16, 2015

Do you have a toilet in your home that seems to always require two flushes? This is not only annoying, but it also wastes water. Probably more than you realize. But before we can explain why this is happening, we need to discuss how a toilet works. How a toilet works Most toilets use pretty

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What NOT to put in a garbage disposal

By Dave Judd on Nov 16, 2015

Make a “water sandwich” by turning on the water for a few seconds, then activate the disposal, run the water for at least ten seconds after turning off the appliance.  This will help ensure all waste makes it to the street. Avoid stringy and fibrous matter, especially celery, corn silk,  and like foods.  It’s not

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“NO!  I don’t want a bidet”. (Maybe you do…)

By Dave Judd on Nov 16, 2015

We operate a high end showroom.  And yes, we sell bidets.  I’ve known about them since I first began selling plumbing fixtures decades ago, but I hadn’t ever been a fan.  This was not out of experience in using one, but rather, from lack of knowledge. For years we touted the advantages of owning a

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