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1008, 2022

The Best— and Worst!— Time to Flush Your Water Heater

August 10th, 2022|

Dear Burton, I heard that you should empty out your water heater every so often, so sediment doesn’t build up inside. Before I tackle this project myself, is there anything I need to know? New Home Newcomer Dear Newcomer, Great question. You’re right that flushing your water heater periodically reduces the gunk that collects in [...]

508, 2022

Homeowner Hacks: Top Tips for a Clean and Clear Garbage Disposal

August 5th, 2022|

In a perfect world, your garbage disposal is a mean, clean, grinding machine. But without proper maintenance, over time, it’s likely to become your kitchen’s #1 source of noxious odors. If a stenchy (or subpar!) disposal is doing your kitchen dirty, today’s Homeowner Hack is for you! We’ll be covering: How to fight even the [...]

308, 2022

4 Things to do Before You Have a Septic Tank Repair on Your Hands

August 3rd, 2022|

When it comes to maintaining your septic system, prevention is (almost!) free, but repairs can be expensive. At Burton, our septic tank plumbers have seen and repaired a variety of maintenance issues— slow draining sinks, tree roots growing through the septic lines, even small objects stuck in the lines! So to help you keep your [...]

2707, 2022

3 Signs Your Thermostat and A/C are Out of Sync

July 27th, 2022|

It’s a hot, sunny, Omaha afternoon. Your A/C has been running all day, but your home is feeling more and more like your own personal dry sauna…. You know something isn’t working right. But before you go blaming your air conditioner, take a closer look at your thermostat. If your home can’t keep its cool, [...]

2207, 2022

How To Instantly Improve Your Air Conditioner’s Performance

July 22nd, 2022|

Air conditioners are the true MVPs of summer. To keep your A/C running like a star athlete (and to lower your summer energy bills!), follow this easy checklist to optimize your system’s performance: Get a full system inspection and tune-up. A system inspection will reveal any leaks, cracks, or inefficiencies that could be costing you [...]

2007, 2022

A Professional Plumber’s Best Tips for Choosing a Kitchen Faucet

July 20th, 2022|

A pull-down, single handle? A dual-handle with a separate sprayer? Commercial, motion-detecting, or pot-filling? When it comes to kitchen faucets, it’s easy to get lost in the jargon-weeds. If the thought of replacing your kitchen’s ol’ faithful has you feeling overwhelmed, you’re in the right place (and you’re certainly not alone!). Read on to learn [...]

2806, 2022

Burton Homeowner Hacks: The Easy Way to Maintain Your HVAC System

June 28th, 2022|

This time of year, your HVAC system is probably running almost around the clock to keep up with the hot Omaha sun. And all that extra effort can really tax your unit if you’ve got clogged or dirty air filters. One of the easiest things homeowners can do to maintain their system on their own [...]

1506, 2022

Going on Summer Vacation? Protect Your Plumbing With These 4 Tips

June 15th, 2022|

Summer is the perfect time to pack up the family and hit the road for a much needed vacation. And whether you’re a fun-in-the-sun crew, love the great outdoors, or can’t wait to tour a new city, nothing will dampen that family trip faster than a sky-high water bill or plumbing emergency back home. So [...]

806, 2022

How to Choose the Right Air Conditioning System

June 8th, 2022|

On a hot Omaha day, there’s nothing like the refreshingly cool, perfectly crisp breeze of an air conditioning system operating at peak performance. To keep your home comfortable all summer long, it’s important to choose the right size and type of A/C system. You know the phrase “one size fits all?” Well when it comes [...]

106, 2022

Why Hire a Professional to Install Your New Kitchen Appliances?

June 1st, 2022|

Dear Burton, We just bought a new dishwasher and I was planning on installing it myself. But I got to reading, and it says the warranty could be voided if I self-install instead of hiring a local plumber. Why can’t I just hook it up myself?       -  Handy at Home Dear Handy, [...]

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