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How to Maintain Your Kitchen During the Fall

September 30, 2021

Fall has officially arrived, which means cooler weather and the holiday season are coming right behind it. All of this means more time spent indoors and in the kitchen cooking. Given the increased demands you’ll be placing on your kitchen during the fall, now is a good time to perform some basic maintenance to make sure your kitchen and all your appliances are ready to go for the fall and winter. Here are a few maintenance tips to use in your kitchen this fall that will help you get the best operation out of your appliances all season long: Clean... View Article

What Are the Signs My Toilet Is Broken?

September 29, 2021

If you’re like most people, you probably don’t pay your toilet much attention until something goes wrong with it—and when something goes wrong, it’s natural for you to start wondering, “Do I need a new toilet?” At some point, the answer to this question will be “yes.” All major appliances in your home have a certain expected lifespan, and after years of use, they will be more prone to developing issues that necessitate replacement. Rather than jumping straight to replacement as a solution, though, you should consider inspecting the toilet carefully and consulting with a plumber to determine if you... View Article

The Importance of Having Your Furnace Serviced Before Winter

September 28, 2021

You rely on your furnace to keep your family warm during the coldest months of the year. As fall gets in full swing and winter starts to approach, you want to make sure your furnace is ready to handle the job of keeping your home comfortable when the temperatures outside start to dip. Homeowners need to stay up to date on furnace maintenance to ensure this important appliance is ready to fire up as soon as they need it. When is the best time to get a furnace checked? The answer is, before the winter hits—here’s why. Safety concerns If... View Article

Top Four Signs You Need to Replace Your Garbage Disposal

September 14, 2021

A garbage disposal is a handy appliance to have in your kitchen, but only if it’s working properly. Like any household appliance, garbage disposals experience wear and tear over time. If your unit isn’t working its best, it may require replacement. When does your garbage disposal need to be replaced? Read on to find out what you need to know. Equipment failure When it comes to signs that indicate you need to replace your garbage disposal, the complete failure of the unit to turn on is the most obvious of them all. Make sure the power cord is firmly connected... View Article

Five Problems Water Softeners Commonly Encounter

September 1, 2021

Water softeners are great tools for delivering clean, great-tasting water to your home—but they can require some troubleshooting from time to time. Since your water softener is, in essence, a plumbing fixture, you need to care for it the same way you might care for your pipes and other fixtures. Sometimes, you’ll need to call professional plumbing services for help. Here are five of the most common water softener problems to watch out for. Clogs: Hard water contains a lot of minerals, which can build up inside your water softener and pipes. If you notice mineral buildup occurring on the... View Article

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