How to Minimize Home Plumbing Damage

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Remember Murphy’s Law? It’s probably around forty years old by now, but as true today as the day it was coined: when something can go wrong, it probably will. And often at the worst possible time. Unfortunately, your home plumbing fixtures and system are broadly embraced by Murphy’s Law. And yet, just because something appears […]

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Why You Need an Annual Electrical Safety Inspection

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When you think about repair problems that are most likely to crop up at any time, what first comes to mind? A sudden loss of hot water? That’s way up there on most peoples’ lists. And so is any sort disruption caused by a problem with home heating or cooling systems. And yet when it […]

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When Should I Replace My Sump Pump?

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Funny as it may sound, your sump pump performs the exact opposite function of most other home plumbing fixtures and systems.  While just about everything else brings water into your home, a sump pump is responsible for pushing excess basement water out. That means it gets used less often than probably any other plumbing fixture […]

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Why Late-Season AC Replacement is a Smart Move

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The dog days of summer are here. The fortunate among us have well-functioning air conditioning system that were built and maintained to take summer’s best on the chin, and yet keep churning out nice cool air. Then there’s another group of home owners. Those whose AC systems were barely up to the cooling demands of […]

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How to Make Every Day Green Laundry Day

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Do you ever look at your utility bills, shake your head, and wonder what you’re doing wrong? Or, perhaps, what else could you do to help save a few dollars here and there? One great way to cut back on energy and water is to change your laundry-day habits. Not necessarily once and for all, […]

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USB Wall Outlets…No Plugged-in House Should be Without Them!

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Does the photo in this blog look familiar? As in, do you have masses of unsightly wires and extension cords all dedicated to charging cell phones and other electronic devices, and sometimes all at once? Then you are definitely a candidate for one of the great modern-day electrical conveniences: one or more USB wall outlets. […]

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Improved Air Circulation Can Help Reduce Your AC Costs

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The older your AC system, the more likely you are to look for ways to reduce your monthly utility bills. That’s because older systems just can’t match their original out-of-the-box energy efficiency. So, unless you make some adjustments around your house, you’re simply going to pay more to cool your home. And while there are […]

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How to Make Your Bathroom Feel Bigger

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Do you have a cramped, small, hard-to-move-around-in bathroom? If so, chances are you’ve learned to live with feeling overly crowded, even when it’s a crowd of one – especially once it hits home that enlarging your bathroom probably means losing your linen closet or shrinking an adjacent room. What’s the practical and affordable answer?  Of […]

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Home Electrical Safety Tips

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Kids have a unique ability to get into mischief, even when you’re convinced you’ve successfully made their surroundings mischief-proof. As if that were even possible! thing! Well, now that another school year has ended and your children will be spending much more time at home for the next few months, the mischief meter could climb […]

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5 Natural Cures for Insomnia

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If you dread bedtime because you’re reasonably sure a good night’s sleep in not in store for you, it’s time to take matters into your own hands. If it makes you feel any better, about 33% of the US population has at least mild insomnia, and many of them struggle to find the magic wand […]

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