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There are Holes in Your Roof!

Okay, okay, the TECHNICAL term might be ‘ventilation.’ But there are multiple reasons why you should take a look at your roof anyway (or have a professional do it) before the snow starts flying:  … Read More

Don’t Get ‘Fired Up’ Over Lint

Seriously though, did you know that lint can be a fire hazard in your home? You may already know to empty the lint trap between dryer loads, but the trap doesn’t catch everything. And what happens… Read More

Washing Machine Maintenance: Wait… This Suds Bucket ISN’T Self-Cleaning?

Yep! Sad to say, our favorite appliance for washing clothes doesn’t clean itself, no matter how much soap you throw in there. If anything, it can actually be a haven for mold and mildew growth—so if… Read More

Open & Shut: Garage Door Opener Maintenance

Our two-car garage did not include garage door openers when we first moved in. After one horrendous winter without them—pull up the icy driveway, get out without slipping, go into the side door of… Read More

Septic Sense: Maintaining the Motions

One of the finer aspects of society living is public plumbing: Once you flush, it goes away. But with more than 20 percent of households relying on an onsite system to treat their wastewater, you may… Read More

Avoid the Arctic – Maintain Your Water Heater

I once had the unfortunate circumstance of showering with cold water. I’m talking COLD. Not room temperature, not slightly chilly—cold. Zero heat. Suffice it to say, that was the fastest shower I… Read More

Getting Zapped in Winter? Maintain Your Humidifier Now

Every winter in the Midwest, I’m utterly shocked—by static electricity. While this clues me in to go look at my furnace humidifier, you can avoid these sparking revelations with a little upkeep… Read More

Temperatures On The Rise? Don’t Sweat It

I know there’s still snow on the branches and ice in your driveway, so your air conditioner is probably the farthest thing from your mind. Don’t keep it on the back burner, though, or you may find… Read More

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