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4 Reasons to Invest Your Tax Refund in Your Home

By Tom Hall on Apr 02, 2018

Invest Your Tax Refund in Your Home

Once that tax refund drops into your bank account, you might be drooling at the thought of what you could do with it. If you follow these tips, you’ll understand why using that money to invest in your home is the ideal choice.

 

1. Home Upgrades Increase Resale Value

Every time you complete a home improvement, you are making an investment in your future resale value….

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Clogged Bathroom Sink? Here are 4 Steps to Get the Water Flowing

By Tom Hall on Nov 20, 2017

Clogged Bathroom Sink

A clogged bathroom sink is such a drag, but you don’t have to be stuck with it forever. Turn off the water supply for the sink and put on your gloves, before you try these DIY clog-busting tips.

1. Clean the Stopper

Starting with the sink stopper may save you a lot of hassle and time. Unscrew the stopper or pull it out, depending on the type you have. Clean…

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3 Ways to Prevent Frozen Pipes This Winter

By Tom Hall on Oct 26, 2017

When you wake up on a crisp morning, you might be tempted to wrap up in a warm blanket from the cool air. Your pipes are another part of your home that could also use some protection. If they freeze, they could burst and cause expensive damage to your home.

If you keep the heat on and make sure that your pipes are kept away from the cold, you can avoid a…

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Fall Plumbing and Heating Checklist

By Tom Hall on Aug 16, 2017

plumbing and heating

It’s hard to believe it, but fall is almost here! To help prepare your home for the colder months ahead, we created a Fall Plumbing & Heating Checklist. This checklist covers plumbing and heating tasks you can do this fall that will help you conserve energy, protect your home from a potential plumbing emergency, and save money throughout the rest of the year.

Click on the checklist…

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It’s Sweet Corn Season! Learn What Can’t Go Down the Garbage Disposal

By Tom Hall on Jul 19, 2017

What Can't Go Down the Garbage Disposal

Live on a farm? Great! Save food scraps for the animals. Live in town? Unfortunately, it’s not good practice to magically make your corn shucks disappear down the disposal. Few people realize that ideally, you should only dispose of things you can chew in the disposal. So what can’t go down the garbage disposal?

There are actually some things that you should never put in the…

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Why is there a bad smell when I flush my toilet?

By Tom Hall on Jun 28, 2017

bad smell when I flush my toilet

One question we get a lot is “Why is there a bad smell when I flush my toilet?” There are a number of issues that could cause a bad smell when you flush your toilet. The following are the most common of these issues:

Damaged Wax Sealing Ring

You have a wax seal ring beneath your toilet that keeps in the sewer gas that is displaced every…

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The Ultimate Pre-Vacation Plumbing Checklist

By Tom Hall on Jun 13, 2017

pre-vacation plumbing checklist

Before you leave for vacation, there are a few minor plumbing adjustments you should make that can save on energy, reduce your bills, and protect your home from potential disaster! Check out our pre-vacation plumbing checklist below!

Turn off the main water supply

By turning your water completely off you can avoid almost any plumbing-related disaster. It’s also a great time to find your main water valve if you don’t know…

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Plumbing Tips for New Home Buyers

By Dave Judd on May 25, 2017

plumbing tips for new home buyers

When you move into a new home there are a few plumbing tips that can ensure you don’t have end up with a plumbing emergency on your hands. The last thing you want to do is spend a fortune fixing an issue that could have been prevented. That is why we compiled this list of plumbing tips for new home buyers.

Know Where Your Main Water Shut Off Valve is Located

In the…

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Spring Sump Pump Maintenance

By Dave Judd on Mar 23, 2017

sump pump maintenance

 

You’ve heard the old mantra ‘April showers bring May flowers.’ You may be excited for the flowers in May, but is your sump pump prepared for all those April showers? April is almost here, which means it’s time for your annual sump pump maintenance.

Now is the perfect time to check your sump pump for any damage or issues. Perform these three sump pump maintenance tasks to ensure your pump will be…

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Spring Cleaning Plumbing Tips

By Dave Judd on Feb 28, 2017

 

Regardless of what Punxsutawney Phil predicted, it appears that spring is rearing its head early this year. For many that means getting an early start on spring cleaning, both in and outside of the house. While you’re cleaning out the closet and de-winterizing your home, don’t forget to give your plumbing a little tender loving care. 

The following are easy spring cleaning plumbing tips to ensure that you’re getting the most out…

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