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25 Simple Things You Can Do to Prolong the Life of Your Plumbing

[fa icon="calendar'] April 17, 2018 at 8:31 AM / by Home Services Expert

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You may want to grab a calculator. But you'll probably get the idea even without it.

If you brushed your teeth this morning, you probably used 2 gallons of water. Afterward, if you took a shower, you used as much as 5 gallons per minute (though nobody was timing you). Still, that's better than filling a bathtub, which requires about 36 gallons of water.

If you washed the dinner dishes by hand, you probably used between 8 and 27 gallons of water. This may sound like a lot because it is – and it's also why energy advocates recommend using the dishwasher instead. It uses only between 6 and 16 gallons.

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Leaky Shower Head Problems You or a Chico Plumber Can Fix

[fa icon="calendar'] April 5, 2018 at 8:11 AM / by Home Services Expert

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Let’s face it, a leaky shower head is more than just a little annoying. The constant drip drip drip can be heard throughout the house and you’ve reached your limit. While you know you need to do something about it before you start to go crazy, you also know that you are not a plumber.

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Common Dishwasher Problems That Can Be Fixed by Your Chico Plumber

[fa icon="calendar'] March 26, 2018 at 2:33 PM / by Home Services Expert

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There are two main appliances within a home that are loved by everyone. The first one being the washer and dryer. Not only does it make everyone’s life easier by not having to leave the house to do laundry, but your clothes smell wonderful afterwards.

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Electrical Safety Tips for Your Home

[fa icon="calendar'] March 16, 2018 at 2:30 PM / by Home Services Expert

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There's no more important thing to think about for your home than the safety of you and your loved ones. When it comes to electrical safety, you shouldn't mess around. Electrical safety hazards can be potentially life threatening, but the good news is that with proper precautions you can reduce any risk of electrical shock and keep you and your family safe. 

At Experts In Your Home, our Chico electricians are only a phone call away if you have questions or would like to have us inspect your home for electrical dangers. In the meantime, here are some tips for electrical safety in your home:

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Why Your Heating System Thermostat Set at 68, Won't Heat Above 65.

[fa icon="calendar'] March 5, 2018 at 1:48 PM / by Home Services Expert

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“Is it cold in here or is it just me?” You may have asked this question enough times in the last few days that you find yourself having to double check what you set your thermostat to. Yet, no matter how many times you double check, you find that you did set it above 68 degrees and it sadly isn’t getting any warmer than 65 degrees.

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8 Reasons You Might Need a Chico Plumber

[fa icon="calendar'] January 29, 2018 at 4:21 PM / by Home Services Expert

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Your home is a complex structure. The many systems of your dwelling have to all work together to keep your family comfortable and safe. With lots of parts in the whole system it's inevitable that things will go wrong every now and then. You have to be prepared to act when something goes awry.

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Helpful Terms to Know Before Calling a Chico Plumber

[fa icon="calendar'] January 22, 2018 at 2:09 PM / by Home Services Expert

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At some point you are going to need plumbing help in your home. It's just inevitable that you will have an issue on occasion with some part of your plumbing system. Pipes, drains, water heaters and more are going to need repairing and replacing from time to time.

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7 Tips for Hiring a Chico Plumber

[fa icon="calendar'] January 15, 2018 at 4:00 PM / by Home Services Expert

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Sooner or later you are going to need a Chico plumber. Your plumbing system is complex and while there are smaller issues you can deal with as a homeowner sometimes you will have to call in expert help. You will want to hire a competent plumbing professional, or a good plumbing service company, to handle your plumbing issues.

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When Should You Call a Chico Plumber?

[fa icon="calendar'] January 8, 2018 at 11:00 AM / by Home Services Expert

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You're a can-do, resourceful homeowner. So when you encounter a plumbing problem, your first inclination is, I can handle it.

But it's worth asking, Can you really?

Certain plumbing tasks may be well within your capabilities, such as checking and fixing a toilet flapper and float, checking your water heater burner and caulking a shower. But plumbing is a highly specialized discipline, which is only part of the reason plumbers with Experts in Your Home must undergo years-long training and rigorous testing before receiving a license.

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Can You Save Taxes on Energy Efficient Home Improvements?

[fa icon="calendar'] January 2, 2018 at 3:14 PM / by Home Services Expert

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Many Chico area residents have heard of the Grinch who stole Christmas. What they don't know is the identity of the Grinch who “stole” the tax credits on insulation, windows, doors, skylights and roofs.

Experts in Your Home doesn't know, either, though it's obviously someone affiliated with a high-level federal agency. We do know that this is one of those times where looking at the proverbial glass as half-full helps since 2017 tax credits are still available on some solar projects.

It's difficult to argue that saving some money is better than saving none at all. So allow the Experts to explain how the IRS-U.S. Department of Energy program works.

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