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Often for the homeowner, there is little difference between the professional terms of repair, replacement, or maintenance when it comes to solving problems with a plumbing system. You just want it done as quickly as possible without having to worry about the problem coming back up in the future. Although the terms have different meanings to a professional plumbing contractor, a really good plumber understands what your needs are and is willing to tell you what needs to be done when providing a quote without trying to use professional jargon as a means of confusing you while describing the work to be done in your house.
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All across the United States, spring signals a welcome change in temperature with warm breezes becoming more frequent. The blooming of colorful flowers and other foliage is often a double-edged sword for many people, including those who live in Central Wisconsin. While the beauty is appreciated, the appearance of these blooms often signals an increase in the airborne allergens that can make life almost unbearable. Fortunately, paying attention to the air purification that exists in your home can make the warmer months more bearable.
Your entire plumbing system takes abuse from your household every day. Consider for a moment everything that goes down the drain: waste, garbage, hair, food, chemicals, and, of course, items that don’t belong in the plumbing. Over time, all these elements will clog your drain and inhibit the smooth flow of water throughout the system. A partially blocked plumbing system creates pressure on the pipes and the joints that connect them. Ongoing pressure will cause damage to key plumbing components. It’s only a matter of time.
On average, you are in your home 90% of your time. You sleep, eat, and relax at your home. With so much time at home, have you ever wondered about the quality of the air you’re breathing? In fact, research shows that the air quality in your home may be worse than the air quality outside. Even if you clean your home, you still could be exposing yourself to polluted air in your home which could make you sick. How, so? Your air ducts.
Research shows that the air in your home may be more polluted than the air outside if you live in big cities. If you are like most people, then you spend the majority of your time inside your home; therefore, you may be making yourself sick. Fortunately, there are measures you can take to improve the air quality in your home.
Investing in energy-efficient appliances and installing energy-efficient doors and windows are not the only way to save money. Low-flow fixtures help you save money when it comes to how you use water, but are they right for you? The following are a few benefits of using low-flow fixtures in your home.
Sump pumps. If you own a home that has one, chances are that you've at least heard that term bantered around before. It's also likely, though, that you haven't had many interactions with it or even thought about it since you bought your home.
Your home’s insulation might protect the walls, but it’s susceptible to moisture damage. Unfortunately, a lot of homeowners don’t think about their insulation until it’s too late. But drips and leaks—when left unchecked—can cause a lot of damage. Below, we’re covering the best ways to protect your insulation, from the ground up.
Energy is a necessity, and it shouldn’t be wasted. You might not realize your utility bill’s steady increase before it’s too late. In many cases, the water heater can be blamed. If you’re dealing with a high gas, electric or water bill—watch out. Your water heater might be behind the efficiency problem. Check out these cost-saving water heater tricks:
Your water heater is an example of one of the many household appliances that you don't really think about until something goes wrong with it. Think about how often you rely on this often-hidden household necessity, though. From your morning shower and preparing dinner to making sure that your kids are clean before they go to bed and knocking out the dinner dishes before you turn in the night, your water heater is an appliance whose longevity can be extended by instituting a few maintenance tips.
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