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Hidden Fire Dangers in Your Wall (Wiring Issues that Families Should be Mindful of)

on October 27, 2017

Ensure Safety and Peace of Mind by Tackling these Fire Dangers There is a common misconception that it is difficult to foresee home electrical fire dangers because the wiring is out of sight, behind the walls of our home. After all, you can’t see through walls. Luckily, in most cases where a home’s electrical wiring is […]

Fall Plumbing Maintenance Tips

on October 20, 2017

Nobody wants to deal with expensive plumbing disasters during the fall and winter months. Broken and damaged pipes can cause problems for your home and you may have to go without warm water because of it. Don’t let your plumbing cause you holiday strife! Use these plumbing maintenance tips from Mainstream to prepare your pipes […]

Electrical Safety Tips for Your Halloween Decorations

on October 6, 2017

Halloween haunts usually mean strings of decorative lights, fog machines, strobe and black lights, animatronics, electrically powered decorations and the list goes on. These things all add to the ambience of your haunt, but they also create the added dangers of fire, electrocution and other nasty and potentially disastrous accidents. It is very important that […]

DIY Home Maintenance Tips for the Fall

on September 29, 2017

Each season your home goes through changes in temperatures, weather conditions, aging, and of course human abuse! In order to keep all your components of your home running smoothly, and to avoid costly repairs later, it’s helpful to conduct seasonal maintenance actions each season.  Since it is starting to cool down this week, this is […]

Early Fall Maintenance Tips for Your Home

on September 1, 2017

It’s helpful to start prepping your home for fall before it actually arrives. Late summer is the ideal time to begin preparing for autumn and the rough weather to come. Use the following tips to get your home’s interior and exterior in tip-top shape for the cold season. Interior Home Safety Before you close up […]

Is It Time to Replace My Garbage Disposal?

on July 28, 2017

While you may not have used yours in a while, most homes and apartments come with a garbage disposal installed in the main kitchen sink.  They’ve made our lives much simpler since we no longer have to clean out a nasty sink trap after washing the dishes.  But, as is the case with any appliance, […]

Why Duct Tape Can’t Solve Everything

Why Duct Tape Can’t Solve Everything

on July 21, 2017

A few years ago, my car overheated and I found a crack in the top of the radiator that was pouring out coolant as fast as it could.  I needed to get to the shop so I slapped some duct tape over it to try and stop the flow on my way to the mechanic.  […]

How to Replace a Pool Light

on July 7, 2017

Outdoor lighting has always been about beauty, but every light doubles as a matter of safety.  While path-way lights can range from haunting and mystical to strictly utilitarian, they serve as guardians of safety in the dark.  This is true of all the lights in your yard, from porch and security lights to accent lights […]

Fix Damaged Paint to Protect Your Home

on June 23, 2017

Paint is a wonderful tool for decorating our homes.  Many people consider it to be just another decoration and, while we spend days of deliberation selecting just the right color, tend to forget that paint plays an important role in protecting our buildings (as well as our cars and other vehicles).  For example, the traditional […]

Spring Maintenance for Your Home

on April 14, 2017

With warmer weather approaching, it’s time to take a good look at your home and take Spring Cleaning’ a step beyond removing dust and clutter.  Every year we advise getting the annual maintenance for your HVAC unit done before you need to turn on your AC unit for the summer.  In fact, annual maintenance is […]