Poor Water Pressure
This is a common complaint in our business. My first question to a client who states they have poor water pressure is: “Are you finding this everywhere – or just at one fixture, like at a sink only?” If it’s only at a sink, is it on BOTH the hot and cold? A lone sink…Read More
Five easy tips to keep your home running smoothly and efficiently
1. Get to Know Your Plumbing System – An important first step in maintaining your home plumbing is knowing where your pipes are. AND, If you had an emergency, would everyone who might be home alone know how to shut off all water? It’s a good idea to share your knowledge of where the shut-off…Read More
Check That AC!
A key task on your spring checklist is to check your AC. Ensuring your AC is working before the heat of summer hits will maximize its efficiency and avoid costly breakdowns. Here are three steps to take: Replace your furnace filter: your AC uses the same filter as your furnace. A dirty filter will make…Read More
Pet Odors SOLVED!
Recently, I leased a rental property to tenants from hell. By the time I realized the property was not being treated well, significant damage was already done. Unbeknownst to me they had brought in four dogs, four ferrets, and miscellaneous birds and cats. When I finally got my property back I found not only bug…Read More
Towel Warmers – You don’t have to be the President’s spouse…
Jackie Kennedy once gave a television tour of a home she had remodeled, and was proud of an item I had never before seen. She had Towel Warmers in her bathrooms. Really? My thinking at the time was “how well-off must you be, to have or to need something like this?” It was years later…Read More
Why Wi-Fi? ADVANTAGES of a wi-fi thermostat vs. a programmable ‘stat
Your schedule changes every day. Why shouldn’t your thermostat be just as flexible to accommodate that? If you’re coming home from work earlier than expected, the ability to change your thermostat settings from across town is just a simple touch on your phone. If you’re feeling hot or cold but don’t want to leave the…Read More
Natural drain cleaners
Why use a natural drain cleaner? If you’ve ever used crystal draino or another caustic drain-unclogging product, you probably know how dangerous, toxic, and unfriendly these products are to our environment. None of us intentionally wants to harm our planet, and we all want to enjoy a healthy environment in our homes. Fortunately there are…Read More
Do I need to buy a home warranty?
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…Read More
Tankless Water Heaters
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…Read More
Why Do I Always Have to Flush My Toilet Twice?
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…Read More