Whether it’s almost time to turn on your AC system or, instead, the cooling season is already well underway, you can play a significant role in maximizing system performance. At that same time, you can help prevent common repair problems and keep your utility costs down. Here’s how: Check your thermostat. If it runs onRead More »
Should I Replace My Fuse Box?
We know that, to many, a fuse box sounds like something from the stone age…even if you still have one. But you know the old saying: “Don’t fix what ain’t broken.” It’s a rule of thumb at best and, like any other, there are lots of exceptions…fuse box replacement being one of them. Fuse boxesRead More »
How to Prevent a Clogged Sewer
Just about everyone deals with a clogged toilet or drain from time to time. It’s to be expected, even among the most careful homeowners. Of course, expecting a clog shouldn’t stop you from trying to prevent one, especially the underground variety. Those tend to be the most difficult and costliest to repair. So, to helpRead More »
Preparing Your Home for Summer
Try telling your water heater some time that it’s Father’s Day (to pick a holiday), so there’s to be no falling short on supply. “The day after? Fine, just not today…we’re expecting guests.” (By the way, if you do figure that one out, be sure to let us know.) The same goes for anything elseRead More »
How to Make Winter Indoor Living Even More Comfortable & Affordable.
Your heating system is a team player. Think about that for a second. If your windows and doors aren’t properly sealed, your furnace, etc., can only do so much to keep you warm. If your ducts are clogged or your registers are dusty and dirty, your heating system has a built-in handicap. Yes, it’s theRead More »
How to Prevent Winter Melting from Flooding Your Basement
After one of the snowiest winters in Omaha history, the last thing anyone wants is sump pump failure. Combine record-levels of melting snow and incoming spring rain, and we’re set up for potential disaster. To ensure that your basement stays dry, an efficient and functioning sump pump is the most critical piece of equipment. NowRead More »
How to Keep Water Out of Your Basement
Even though flooded basements are one of the unfortunate aspects of Spring, they still can happen almost any time of year. So, doesn’t it make sense to give your home year-round protection? Obviously, you want to take every affordable step you can to keep water out of your basement. And yet sometimes, that isn’t enough,Read More »
The Advantages of Under Cabinet Lighting
There are times when something is fine as is yet enhanced with a little something extra. Like that little black dress. Perfect on its own, but better with a great pair of shoes and a complementary purse. How about a basket of chips? Not too shabby alone, but often better with a tasty dip. Well,Read More »
Should I Replace My Electrical Outlet?
Every home needs some TLC to help keep it in tip top shape, especially older homes. In fact, unless you keep up with the big and small upgrades and repairs, the task can become downright daunting. While many home improvements are purely cosmetic, many more are not. That’s especially true of home electrical fixtures andRead More »
Tips for a Healthier Home Environment
You could be the most meticulous house cleaner on the planet and maintenance supervisor but still not prevent accidents or illnesses from impacting your family. That’s not a criticism, just a matter of fact. So, as fundamental as some of the following tips might be, it’s good to keep them in mind for the sakeRead More »