Holiday Home Prep (Part One: The Kitchen)

  Believe it or not, Christmas is just a little over four weeks away and Santa and your house guest will be arriving soon. What does that mean for you? To avoid unnecessary stress, now’s a good time to start preparing your home for holiday gatherings. Where to start? Below is a list of items […]

Cleaning Bathroom Mold & Mildew

So how do you prevent mold growth? The first step is to be vigilant about keeping your bathroom dry and well-ventilated. When you take a shower or bath, turn on your vent fan or even open a window. After bathing, make sure any accidentally spilled water is off the floor and your towel is hung […]

Is Your Toilet Leaking?

Toilet leaks can be difficult to identify. Consequently, they can continue for a long time without being noticed. During that time, hundreds of gallons of water and money can be wasted and damage done. The good news? Most toilet leaks can be fixed without too much of a hassle. So what should you do if […]

Clogged Toilet? Is There A Toy in Your Toilet?

As a parent, if you haven’t had a toy stuck in your toilet causing a clogged toilet, (spoiler alert) it may be only a matter of time. Unfortunately, when dealing with a lodged toy, a plunger is typically not doing to do the job. So what to do? Here is one way to attempt to […]

Protect Your Washer with a Little Care

  Laundry day may not be your favorite day, but if your washer breaks down, it won’t take long for you to discover how important it is to your household. That’s why routine maintenance is not only  important for extending the life of your washer but also for avoiding down time and expensive washer repairs. Maintenance actually begins […]

Beware Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless, and tasteless gas that can be deadly.  Most people know that cars emit carbon monoxide, but forget that any fuel burning items can produce this gas. Gas burning furnaces, water heaters, stoves, ovens, dryers, fireplaces, propane stoves, portable generators, charcoal and gas grills can all turn from useful to […]

Hot Water Heater Temperature Changes

Does it seem to you that the hot water in your shower runs out quicker now that the weather has turned colder?  Well, it might not be your imagination. Cold weather can be hard on some appliances, and your hot water heater is one of them. With the dropping temperatures, the cold water coming into […]

The Laundry Room/Utility Sink Dilemma

With the remodeling of laundry rooms on the rise, some are wondering if a laundry room utility sink is a necessity. Homeowners’ questions include: “Wouldn’t that space be better utilized as storage?”, “What are all the uses for a utility sink?” or “Will not having a laundry room effect the resale value of my home?”  […]

Things To Consider When Hiring a Professional Plumber

Even with so many DIYers trying their hand at home repairs these days, there are occasions when it is still necessary to call a professional. This is especially true when it comes to plumbing issues. Unless you are dealing with a simple clog, calling a professional to deal with most problems is a smart move, […]

Are Your Outdoor Faucets Ready For Winter?

With cooler weather right around the corner, we all are thinking about what we need to do to get our homes ready for the dropping temperatures. Unfortunately, many people forget about their outside water faucets, resulting in bursting water hoses, hose bibs, or pipes when freezing weather arrives. So, what can help prevent this from […]