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Why You Need to Upgrade to a Smart Toilet

on November 23, 2017

Replacing your toilet is usually an afterthought. To most Idaho homeowners, if it gets the job done there’s no reason to change. When the time does come to replace a toilet, often the only considerations are flush power, water usage, and choosing between round and elongated. When replacing one or more toilets in your home, […]

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Follow These Holiday Plumbing Tips for a Jolly Time

on November 17, 2017

Plumbing problems are never fun. When they happen during holiday festivities, they can be embarrassing, ruin holiday parties and force out of town guests to go elsewhere. Don’t get caught with an embarrassing plumbing disaster at the worst possible time. Follow these simple holiday plumbing tips to  keep the fun flowing. Common Holiday Plumbing Problems […]

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How Do GFCI Outlets Work & Does Your Home Need Them?

on November 10, 2017

Protect Your Home and Family with GFCI Outlets A GFCI, or a ground-fault circuit interrupter, is a receptacle or circuit that constantly monitors the electricity flowing and is able to sense any loss of current. If there is an imbalance of current between the ungrounded and grounded conductor of a given circuit, the GFCI will […]

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How to Change a Furnace Filter | HVAC Tips

on November 3, 2017

Temperatures have started to drop here in Idaho and it’s time to fire up the furnace. Your furnace has had a nice summer rest so, before you turn it on, be sure to change your furnace filter. This will help to ensure that your furnace is working optimally and efficiently during the winter months when […]

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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 […]

Ways to Keep Your Pet Safe During Halloween

on October 13, 2017

Halloween can be a fun event for families and their pets. However, if safety precautions aren’t taken, it can also be a hazardous time for our four-legged companions. According to Dr. Justine Lee, a veterinary emergency critical care specialist, calls increase by 12% during the week of Halloween, making it the call center’s busiest time […]

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 […]

Fun DIY Outdoor Lighting

on September 22, 2017

Cooler weather makes it more appealing to be outside after the sun goes down, and do-it-yourself lighting projects can add a distinctive flair to outdoor gatherings. Mainstream Electric has ways to power your tomorrow and help make your backyard the place to be on autumn evenings with these great DIY backyard lighting ideas. One of […]

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