In a previous article, we discussed how to recognize Signs Your Older Home Needs Electrical Repairs. Regardless of your home's age, how do you know if it should be rewired and whether the same warning signs of electrical trouble apply? The following home maintenance tips will help.Read More [fa icon="long-arrow-right"]
Have you ever stopped to consider the replacement value of every electronic device in your home?
Take the time to calculate the approximate dollar figure of all your TVs, computers, kitchen appliances and laundry room appliances. Don't forget to add in lamps and fixtures, gaming consoles, cell phones and even your garage door opener – anything and everything that requires electricity to operate.Read More [fa icon="long-arrow-right"]
There's a lot to love about “older homes” – except, perhaps, for the debate that often ensues over how to define an “older home” in the first place.
To some people, any home that has been lived in by someone else is “old.” To other people, a home isn't "old” unless its existence predates the inauguration of John F. Kennedy.
When it comes to electrical issues, it's easy to draw the line – or, in this case, the wire.
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Small children often form strong attachments to blankets, but adults are known to have their favorites, too.Read More [fa icon="long-arrow-right"]
It's never a pleasant discovery, but it's hardly shocking, either: You reach back into a far corner of your refrigerator, grab a balled-up wad of aluminum foil, unravel it and find a moldy mound of who-knows-what leftover.
Over time, most food becomes a breeding ground for mold. That's to be expected. But what about when you find mold on your air conditioning vents? Isn't this rather bizarre? Or are your eyes deceiving you?
Actually, no – not if you consider that mold can grow wherever water or moisture accumulate. So insofar as condensation can form on air conditioning vents, mold can follow right behind.Read More [fa icon="long-arrow-right"]
When it's working properly, it keeps you so comfortably warm and healthy that you probably take it for granted, which is a good thing.
But when it's not working as it should, it can cause you to cough, sneeze and wheeze. It can dry out the air so badly that it can give you an electrical shock after you shuffle across the carpet. It can cause your houseplants to wither and your wood floors and cabinets to splinter.
In the most dire circumstance – carbon monoxide poisoning – it can trigger headaches, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, heart and brain damage and even death.Read More [fa icon="long-arrow-right"]
As Northern Californians, we're not just sand and sunshine. The mountains and the valleys offer up plenty of cold weather, rain and snow. Sometimes it can be difficult for us to tell which supplies the bigger jolt: the onset of colder weather or the ensuing heating bills.
While everybody wantsto save money, it's vital to keep your home warm in a safe manner, too. Whether you're dependent on a furnace, a wood-burning fireplace or both, let a trustworthy heating system service company show you the proper ways to keep warm, stay safe and be economical.Read More [fa icon="long-arrow-right"]
Your home heating system is one of your biggest investments, and it's probably also one of your biggest worries, especially when you're away from home.
Whether you leave for a day, a weekend or a week or longer, you can alleviate these worries by taking steps to secure your heating system and your home before you leave. Follow this five-step process and you'll find peace of mind so that you can enjoy your winter respite. It's really that simple.Read More [fa icon="long-arrow-right"]
Christmas is just around the corner. Before long lost family members come through your door with fruitcakes galore, do you have all of your home maintenance needs covered? As the weather turns cooler, holiday lights get strung, and your plumbing and heating systems get used more, you want to be sure you’re ready for anything. Below are a few things to consider to make sure your home maintenance needs are met so you can sit back and enjoy the season.Read More [fa icon="long-arrow-right"]
December has arrived and it’s time to deck the halls, trim the tree, and make your home merry and bright. It’s also the time of year where the extra lights and decorations you use not only take up more energy, but also put you at risk for electrical fires if you’re not careful. As you get the boxes of Christmas decorations out of storage and try to untangle the lights, there are some important electrical safety tips you should follow to ensure that you are using the correct lights and taking the proper precautions so your family will have a holly jolly holiday.