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Why Your Air Conditioning Thermostat Set at 78, Won't Cool Below 80

[fa icon="calendar'] July 30, 2019 at 11:44 AM / by Home Services Expert

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"Is it hot in here or is it just me?" This thought may have crossed your mind enough lately that you have to do a double take when checking your thermostat. You've looked once, given it time, checked it again and there's no denying what you can plainly see with your own two eyes: your thermostat registers 80 degrees but you have it set at 78 degrees.

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What to Do When the Washing Machine Stops Draining

[fa icon="calendar'] July 26, 2019 at 10:53 AM / by Home Services Expert

posted in Plumbing, Home Tips

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Your dirty laundry’s status has upgraded from pile to mountain. This means that it’s time for a laundry day. However, a washing machine that refuses to drain all the way can halt these plans.

 

Here are some reasons why your washing machine might not be draining, some tips on how to fix the problem yourself and when it’s time to call in an Expert.

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How To Get Pet Smells Out Of Your Floors

[fa icon="calendar'] July 24, 2019 at 2:36 PM / by Home Services Expert

posted in Home Cleaning Service

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We love our pets and they become part of the family. However, cleaning up after them can become a challenge. Here are some cleaning tips for our pet's bathroom accidents and smells that we unfortunately need to know how to clean up. 

Important Note: Please remember to test cleaning products on a small section of the floors in a hidden spot to make sure that the chemicals do not lift the color or damage your floors.

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Outside Remodeling Ideas to Increase Curb Appeal

[fa icon="calendar'] July 12, 2019 at 11:33 AM / by Home Services Expert

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The first thing you see when you pull up to a home puts an impression in your mind of the property, whether you realize it or not. The same goes for people visiting your home. Often, homeowners are so used to their own house that they don’t notice the overall curb appeal or think about how to make it look better. If you’re selling your home curb appeal is very important, but improving curb appeal can also help property values and your overall enjoyment of driving up to your home even if you plan to stay there a long time.

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3 Kitchen Backsplash Ideas You Can DIY On A Budget

[fa icon="calendar'] July 2, 2019 at 1:58 PM / by Home Services Expert

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Maybe you’ve been watching too much Fixer Upper and started getting kitchen envy after seeing some beautiful subway tile backsplashes. Unfortunately, we can’t all have the Gaines Family come to our homes, but we can come up with simple, inexpensive ways to upgrade your own kitchen.

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DIY Electrical Repair: How to Safely Change a Light Bulb

[fa icon="calendar'] June 20, 2019 at 2:41 PM / by Home Services Expert

posted in Electrical, Home Maintenance

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By now, we've all heard the joke: “How many (fill in with your favorite demographic group) does it take to change a light bulb?”

As you know, the answer is invariably “one,” but as you also may know, there's sometimes more to safely changing a light bulb than meets the eye. And it's no laughing matter when you receive an electrical shock or the bulb has become broken in the base and you have to remove it before changing it.

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Should I Upgrade to Double-Pane Windows?

[fa icon="calendar'] June 14, 2019 at 11:24 AM / by Home Services Expert

posted in Home Energy Efficiency, Home Remodeling

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If you live in an older home (especially one built in the 1970’s or before), you may have single-pane windows. Newer homes are generally built with double-pane windows. While those in the window installation business are surely knowledgeable on all of the differences between different types of windows, we know the average homeowner may not be. What you may think of as a normal power bill or a normal amount of street noise that makes it into your home may actually be more related to your windows than you think.

So, if you’re asking the question “Should I Upgrade to Double-Pane Windows?” the answer is most likely yes, and here are some reasons why:

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7 Minimalist Tips to Enjoy a Clutter-Free Home

[fa icon="calendar'] June 3, 2019 at 5:09 PM / by Home Services Expert

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To be successful in your endeavor to have a clutter-free home you’ll need a plan. Ask yourself what you want to accomplish. Is it to just tidy up the living room or to actually reduce the number of items you have?

Becoming a clutter-free home doesn’t mean moving items from the living room into the closet, it means deciding if the item stays or goes. If you never get rid of anything, you’re really just moving your clutter around your home.

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Help! My Garbage Disposal Stinks

[fa icon="calendar'] May 17, 2019 at 3:02 PM / by Home Services Expert

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Kitchens are a popular place to be. It’s where we cook all our meals and inevitably where people end up gathering when you have guests over. The last thing you want is for it to smell funky – it’s embarrassing and causes you to have to take precious time away from visiting with your friends or family because you have to find the source and clean.

We’ve all been in the predicament of trying to find out where that icky smell is coming from. You clean out the refrigerator, take out the trash, and toss the well-used sponge, but the smell still lingers. The stinky culprit could be your garbage disposal.

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Why Does My Water Go From Scalding to Freezing with No In-Between?

[fa icon="calendar'] May 10, 2019 at 11:57 AM / by Home Services Expert

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We’ve all been there before, you’re taking a shower and the temperature is so nice you haven’t thought twice about it. Then all of the sudden you’re scalded with extremely hot water and have to jump out of the way of the water stream. Then shortly after, the water turns freezing cold. This experience is no fun for anyone, and you may be wondering “why does my water keep changing temperatures?"

Of course this isn’t limited to just the shower – it can happen at any temperature controlled source of water. Here we will list the common reasons this happens and the possible solutions to the problem.

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