April 27, 2017

Things to Think About Before Adding a Home Addition

You love your home and don’t want to move, but you need more space. A home addition appears like the perfect solution. Adding a new room to your home is a great idea for many reasons, but it requires thoughtful planning to maximize your investment. Here’s what to know before you break ground to ensure your room addition is comfortable and efficient. Comfortable and Efficient You are probably going to be using your new home addition frequently; hence, the reason […]
April 25, 2017

Fixing These Common Plumbing Problems

No matter how well you care for your plumbing system, problems can still pop up from time to time. Learn how to handle the most common plumbing problems and you’ll save yourself a lot of frustration and expense. Clogs Minor clogs can be cleared by adding two tablespoons of dish soap and a pot of boiling hot water to the drain, waiting 15 minutes, then flushing the drain again with hot water. For a more stubborn clogged sink drain, use […]
April 20, 2017

Here’s How to Prevent Basement Flooding in Your Home

Basement flooding doesn’t just leave you with a mess to clean up, it can also cause extensive and expensive water damage. Instead of waiting to see if your basement floods this spring, you can avoid dealing with the aftermath by taking smart steps to keep any water out. Here is what you should do. Inspect Your Gutter System Seal any gaps or leaks, secure all connections and make sure each downspout is well attached and properly positioned. If a draining […]
April 18, 2017

What to do About Discolored Water in Your Home

If your home’s water supply is off-color, it’s worrisome. If the water looks opaque and a close inspection shows you that the cloudy appearance is due to numerous tiny air bubbles, it’s generally not a cause for concern. However, other types of discoloration can be a warning of a serious issue in your water pipes or water heater that can result in pressure problems, repeated clogs or costly home water damage.   Learning about some common causes of discolored hot […]