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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 […]

The Best Blogs of 2016

on December 29, 2016

Simple Home Electrical Fixes Unless you designed it yourself (and sometimes, even if you did), there will always be one or two things about your home that can use changes or upgrades over the years.  The electrical system for your home is no different.  The number of fixes, upgrades, and additions required to make your […]

How to Maintain your Water Heater

on October 20, 2016

It’s happened to all of us at least once:  Turn on the shower and get a blast of cold water that never actually warms up.  For others, they face a flood of water in the basement or gritty water flowing through the pipes.  All of these are symptomatic of the same event: Water heater failure.  […]

Ceiling Fans, Fall, and Staying Cool

on October 7, 2016

Warm weather seems to be safely behind us.  Most of us have already turned off our air conditioners, possibly for the last time this year.  While temperatures are cool enough outside to stay comfortable and even chilly at some points during the night, indoor temperatures are going to be warmer, especially during the day.  This […]

Home Maintenance for Fall

on September 16, 2016

It’s time to schedule your annual maintenance for the fall!  Maintenance is an important part of your home’s life cycle, and the fall maintenance for your furnace is just as important as the spring maintenance your HVAC needs. Benefits of Regular Maintenance You furnace stays dormant throughout the summer.  There’s no need for it to […]

5 Common Electrical Warning Signs

on August 26, 2016

1. Burning Odor or Sparks When you’re running an appliance, especially one that features a high load such as a washing machine or portable heater, you should be on the lookout for strange sights and smells.  If an electrical device gives off a urine-like smell or smells like burnt plastic, you see smoke, or you […]

How to Fix a Doorbell

on August 19, 2016

Everyone knows someone who has a home with a broken doorbell.  It’s so common that it’s difficult to know if the door hasn’t been answered because no one is home or the doorbell is simply broken.  I can’t tell you how many people I know who simply ignore the bell and knock instead.  While many […]