Archive for December, 2017

Waking Up to Plumbing Problem on Christmas Day Is No Fun

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A clogged drain and a flooded basement made for a terrible Christmas Day.
After hosting 21 people at your house on Christmas Eve, your wife made it all of the way upstairs to go to bed. You, however, collapsed on the couch and fell asleep for the night. When you woke in the morning, you stepped onto the floor into an inch of water. Waking up a little more abruptly than you planned, you were devastated to know that the water was a problem in the whole basement.
In fact, you soon realized that basically the entire basement got wet, as high as three inches in some places. It turned out that a tripped breaker caused water to run into, and out of, the water softener all night, and the same tripped breaker caused the basement lift station to not function. Although you were supposed to be hosting another fami

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State of the Art Air Conditioner Services and More


Are you in need of a plumber? How about a furnace repair? Do you need air conditioning services and you aren’t quite sure where to turn? We have the skills and experience to make sure that your services are up and running as best as possible to ensure that you don’t spend a summer without an air conditioner or a winter without heat. Many Americans forget about the general upkeep of their home and heating and cooling services until something is wrong and they’re left in the dead of winter or summer without either. We want to change the way you enjoy your home, without stress and worry.

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4 Ways to Get Ice Out of Your Gutters

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When the weather gets cold enough for ice to form, few things are safe from its wrath. Think about it. All of those potholes you complain about are due to its creation and then disappearance in the spring. Ice in gutters can cause a host of problems for you and your home. There are some things you can do to get rid of it. Here are ways to get that nasty ice out of your gutters.

  1. Get the snow off of your roof. You can get rid of the ice in gutters but unless you cut it off at the source, you will have a short reprieve before you have to do it again. Get yourself a snow rake and clear your roof of any and all ice and snow that is accumulating there. A snow rake is really just a regular rake with and end that can be extended and retracted. Be careful using this tool. You want yo

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How to Get the Most Out of Basement Remodeling


Every single year homeowners across the nation will make the decision to change the look and feel of their home. This decision will be made for two different reasons that are both quite different from one another. A homeowner will make changes to their home because they are planning on selling it and want a higher resell value or they will make renovations to their home because they want to spice things up in their house.

These home renovation projects can possibly involve making changes to the kitchen, to the bathroom, to the basement, to the bedroom, and in some scenarios even landscaping projects that may put in new patios or back decks. There are so many factors that play into Read more ...

Your Yard Might Need a Bit of Bark Blowing to Be the Best

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Creating a home that you love to spend time at and have guests over to can be a process that is worked at over a long period of time. For many people, creating the ideal home is a fluid concept, one that requires work here and there over the years, to fit what can sometimes be an ever changing ideal. What you may want for your house when you first buy it could be completely different from what you decide you need several years down the road. Whatever happens, it is your home, and you want to be comfortable in it. It is the place where you spend time with family and friends, where you can escape the duties of work and the outside world, where you can unwind and enjoy the comfort and security that you have built. And for many homeowners, those ideals extend to the exterior of the house as well.

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