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What Does a Water Softener Do?

Your water supply may contain minerals like magnesium and calcium, which can enter your home and wreak havoc over time. Water softeners can reduce the effects of these minerals, potentially extending… Read More

5 Easy Ways to Avoid Dryer Disaster

Many home dryers don’t receive much maintenance beyond cleaning out the lint screen. According to the US Fire Administration, there are a few easy things you can do to keep your dryer running safer… Read More

More Bubbles, Fewer Troubles: Your Jetted Tub Cleaning Guide

Many spaces in the home do double-duty. The living room is easily converted into a study lounge, and the kitchen quickly becomes a salon (remember bowl cuts?). One feature in your home that has one… Read More

Stay cool with our HVAC maintenance checklist for homeowners

Yesterday, many people worldwide celebrated the First Day of Summer. As luck would have it, it was also National HVAC Tech Day. To mark this awesome occasion, America’s Preferred Home Warranty (APHW… Read More

Refrigerator Rundown: Maintenance Checklist for Homeowners

On July 18th, Americans will celebrate National Ice Cream Day. That means it’s time to show a little love for the appliance that keeps your frozen treats within spoon’s reach—your toppings aren’t the… Read More

How to Clean and Maintain That Saving Grace—Your Dishwasher

Your dishwasher is one of your home’s most active appliances, so keeping it in good shape is essential, especially if you want to avoid washing dishes by hand anytime soon. But with all the food,… Read More

How Often Should You Change Your HVAC Air Filters?

One of the biggest joys – and challenges – of being a homeowner is doing home maintenance tasks. Thankfully, most basic home maintenance tasks are easy to do, like changing your HVAC filters. In this… Read More

National Fix a Leak Week: How to Find a Plumbing Leak in Your Home

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that household leaks waste almost one trillion gallons of water each year in the United States. This is roughly equivalent to more than 1.5 million… Read More
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