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Should I Replace My Heater Before Fall?

September 17th, 2018

Old-FurnaceConsidering the record heat waves, fires, and general unpleasantness associated with high temperatures we’ve all had to deal with this summer, it may seem a little weird to talk about heating systems right now. Still, summer is coming to an end pretty soon. You need to make sure that your home’s heating situation is all set up now, so you don’t have to scramble to get it taken care of closer to the start of the season.

For most people, getting their home ready for fall is as simple as scheduling preventive maintenance for their heating systems. If your current heating system isn’t up to the task of getting you through another heating season, though, now would be a good time to replace it. The following are just a few of the signs that you should contact a professional technician about replacing your heating system.

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What Hard Water Can Do to Your Water Heater

September 3rd, 2018

tank-water-heaterHard water is a funny thing. It’s no real threat to your health (aside from making your bathtub or shower really slippery) but it can do a real number on your plumbing system. Unfortunately, we happen to live in an area with very hard water indeed. If you know that your home has a hard water problem, but you’re not sure exactly how much of a “problem” it is, then keep reading. Today, we’re going to focus on just one of the many parts of your home that can suffer due to hard water exposure: your water heater.

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Easy Ways to Improve the Indoor Air Quality in Your Home

August 20th, 2018

woman-blowing-noseIndoor air quality is one of those things that not many homeowners think about. It tends to take a back seat to the temperature of the air, especially when it comes to summer. While indoor air quality’s effects on your health and comfort might not be as immediately noticeable, though, you should know that they are no less important. If you want to have a healthier and more comfortable summer, it’s a good idea to take steps to improve your indoor air quality.

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Here’s How Home Plumbing Leaks Are Draining Your Finances

August 6th, 2018

Burst-pipeLeaks are among the most common plumbing issues. In fact, they are arguably the number one plumbing problem in the country in terms of the sheer number of occurrences. Some plumbing leaks are large, some small, but all of them should be repaired as soon as they are discovered. Not having your plumbing leaks repaired, even if they’re tiny, could end up costing you far more than you even knew was possible. Have a look below at some of the ways that home plumbing leaks can drain your finances.

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How Often Should You Clean Your Drains?

July 23rd, 2018

Kitchen-SinkAmid all the uncertainty of this day and age, all the catastrophic events that rend both body and soul, all the madness that seems to swarm around every waking moment like a cloud of locusts, it’s common to ask: How often do I need to get my drains cleaned? We’re so glad you asked! Drain cleaning is an important part of maintaining the health of your drain, and far too few people give it the attention it deserves. If you’re concerned about keeping your drains in good shape for as long as possible, follow the tips below when deciding whether or not you should have your drains cleaned.

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Causes of Low Indoor Air Quality, and How to Address Them

July 9th, 2018

Air-FilterLow indoor air quality is a common issue for homes across the country, but especially in Turlock. We have all kinds of issues with air quality, which not nearly enough homeowners take steps to address.

Most people think of it as simply inconvenient or mildly uncomfortable, but poor indoor air quality can actually have a significant negative effect on your health and comfort over the years. If you’re not sure what to do about your indoor air quality, read on for some tips.

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Signs That You Need a Water Treatment System

June 25th, 2018

kitchen-sink-faucetIf the name “Flint, Michigan” means anything to you, you probably know that water quality is not necessarily the best in all areas of the country. Most cities have good enough water treatment facilities to remove most of the most egregious contaminants from the water supply before it reaches any homes, but that’s not a given. The water quality may not even be all that high in your own area, which is why it’s a good idea to keep an eye out for signs that you should have a personal water treatment system installed. Have a look at some of the symptoms that you should install a water treatment system below.

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Tips for Making This Summer More Bearable

June 11th, 2018

ThermometerSummer can be absolutely miserable for homeowners in this area, both in terms of air quality and temperature. If you’re among the people dreading the coming heat, though, don’t worry. There are plenty of ways to ensure that you stay cool and comfortable over the next few months. Have a look at the following tips to make sure that you have a good summer, whether indoors or out.

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It Might Be Time to Replace Your Water Heater

May 28th, 2018

tank-water-heaterWater heaters are build to last a long time, especially if you give them proper care and maintenance. No matter how well you take care of your water heater, though, you will eventually need to install a new one. The trick is being able to identify when your water heater is on its last legs, so that you can have it replaced before it has a chance to break down entirely. You don’t want to find out that your water heater has permanently given up the ghost, say, while you’re taking a shower. So, let’s take a look at some of the warning signs that you should replace your water heater sooner rather than later.

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Improve Your Indoor Air Quality with These Tips

May 15th, 2018

woman-blowing-noseAir conditioning is probably going to be a priority for you over the next few weeks, but it shouldn’t be the only priority. You should also take steps to make sure that your indoor air quality is as high as possible. High indoor air quality will ensure that you remain as healthy and comfortable as possible during the summer season. The best way to improve your indoor air quality is to take some (or all) of the following steps.

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