Spring is finally here. The days are longer, the flowers are blooming, and tree pollens are taking no prisoners. Just when you thought it was safe to open the windows and enjoy the fresh air again, spring allergies have made a comeback with a vengeance! Is it time to close the windows and turn on the air conditioning? Not so fast; you could be in for a sniffling, sneezing surprise.
After a mild Midwest winter thanks to El Nino, the weather experts are already predicting a hotter-than-normal summer. No doubt, that means your air conditioner will be working overtime. Can it take the heat? Follow these 5 easy steps for cleaning your central air conditioner, and you’ll stay calm, cool, and collected even during the hottest days!
The recent Flint water crisis has put the question of tap-water safety back in the headlines, and it has many people concerned about what might be lurking in their tap water. In particular, tap water that smells is cause for suspicion.
Fortunately, even though tap water may smell unusual or unpleasant, it rarely contains hazardous levels of chemicals or microorganisms. But odors emanating from tap water – whether the water comes from a public water supply or a well – can indicate a problem requiring professional attention. We can help you find the source of the problem, but the first step is to follow your nose.
As a homeowner, you’re used to the astronomical costs that go along with energy usage. There’s no way around it, unless you want to live in artic or tropic conditions for half of the year.
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, in 2013, homeowners spent an average of 12% of their after-tax income on energy-related expenses, with lower income brackets spending as much as 79% on energy costs. With energy costs rising, it’s no surprise that homeowners, now more than ever, are looking for ways to save on energy and keep money in their pockets.
We’ve all been there. You get through the first cold month of the season with your thermostat set to a comfortable temperature, then end up shocked and overwhelmed when the first huge winter energy bill arrives. You may wonder if it’s possible to stay warm during the winter without breaking the bank, but we’ve got five simple tips that will help you do just that.
Winter in Southeast Michigan can be harsh, which can make staying active difficult. However, there are plenty of fun winter activities to do in and around Lenawee County that will keep you busy and warm, despite the cold temperatures and snow. To help you get started, we’ve compiled a list of five winter activities in Michigan that you can enjoy with the whole family.
The holidays are the busiest time of year. We’re charged with buying gifts, cooking, cleaning, decorating, and coordinating. There are a million stressors that come along with the holidays, and if unprepared, we’re easy victims. To help combat the many stressors that go along with the holiday season, we’ve put together these five holiday preparation tips to ensure your holiday runs smoothly so you can sit back and enjoy:
In this age of homemade fixes and DIYers, homeowners often attempt to fix all types of household problems. For small-scale issues like a simple drain clog, this makes sense, but when it comes to an emergency plumbing situation, it’s best to leave it to the pros.
There are a number of plumbing problems that can arise on any given day, so just what constitutes a plumbing emergency? Here are the top 3 emergency plumbing problems that, due to their potential for disastrous consequences, require a call to your local emergency plumber:
You’ve probably had your fair share of drain clogs. It’s a Catch-22 in that they inspire you to tear your hair out, when often your hair is the source of the clog in the first place.
The simplest way to deal with a clogged drain is to pick up a drain cleaner at your local drug store, but is it really the most effective solution? Will drain cleaners actually unclog your drain? Let’s look at the most common types of drain cleaners to see if they live up to their title:
While it sounds simple, finding a plumber can be a frustrating, confusing and extremely time-consuming task. Just search Google for “find a plumber” and you’ll instantly be met with over 30 million results. What’s a homeowner to do?
How to Choose the Best Plumber
Unless you have hours to comb through page after page of local plumbing websites, you may want to take our advice. Here are our recommendations to help you find the best plumber for the job: