Category: Home Safety

3 DIY Steps to Prep Your Furnace for Winter

It’s always a bad idea it is to wait until you need your heating equipment to check and see if it is working properly. This coming weekend is forecasting temperatures below 30, and I guarantee you our phones will be ringing! The best thing you can do is be proactive by testing out your furnace […]

Spring Cleaning Series – DIY Safety Tips

Our Spring Cleaning for HVAC Series continues, and this week we want to be sure to touch on the very important topic of home and personal safety during DIY efforts. Most of us have smoke detectors in our homes and offices, but we forget about the “silent killer” – carbon monoxide. Hundreds of people are […]

Spring Cleaning Series – Basements

It’s our Spring Cleaning for HVAC Series Part 2 this week, and we’re talking about basements! We’ll be addressing heating and air conditioning systems specifically in the coming weeks, but the other HVAC elements including your hot water heater, ventilation and humidification systems, and sump pumps need to be on your spring cleaning list. Hot […]

Care and Feeding of Garbage Disposals

If you have a garbage disposal, you know it’s a convenient kitchen feature, but did you know it is also an intricate part of your plumbing system? While they make food cleanup a lot easier, avoid nasty odors, drain clogs, and malfunctioning with these steps: Always use cold water to avoid liquifying any grease in […]

National Fire Prevention Week

Did you know that the average lifespan of a standard smoke detector is 10 years? In recognition of National Fire Prevention Week, now is the perfect time to replace your outdated smoke detectors. Whether you have battery operated or hard-wired detectors, the importance of making sure they are operating properly has life-saving consequences! A battery-operated […]