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Do-It-Yourself Maintenance Tips (RSS)

Air Quality


Check Filter

Check the air filter in your furnace or fan coil each month. A dirty filter will cause excessive wea...

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Mildew

You can help to avoid mildew problems with these preventative actions. Ventilate basements or run de...

Clean Humidifier

Clean your humidifier at the beginning of every heating season. Review your owner’s manual for the...

Clean Air Cleaner

The pre-filter and collection cells of an electronic air cleaner should be cleaned at least two or t...

Heating & Cooling


Inspect Ventilation

Inspect your furnace’s combustion area and vent system before each heating season. If you find dir...

Brush Exterior

If the exterior of your outdoor coil becomes dirty, use a brush or a vacuum cleaner with a soft brus...

Remove Debris

Keep your outdoor condensing unit free of debris. If you keep grass clippings, leaves, shrubbery and...

Check Level

Make sure your outdoor coil stays in a level position. If the support for your outdoor coil shifts o...

Plumbing


Garbage Disposal

Use cold water when the disposal is operating. You can clean your disposal by grinding ice cubes. Wh...

Scalding Tap Water

Thousands of people are scalded by tap water every year. The Gas Appliance Manufacturers Association...

Water Moisture In The Home

Make sure that vents (with a ventilating fan) are installed in your kitchen and baths. These rooms c...

Pipe Insulation

Insulate those pipes before it gets cold! When temperatures are at or below freezing, running a stea...

Roots

Roots can be a big problem. They can grow into the joints of the pipes. A little "root-x" flushed do...

11 Plumbing Problems Every Homeowner Should Be Aware Of

With all the different pipes running through your home, it’s not unusual to get a few plumbing pro...

Winterize a Vacant Home

Preparing your plumbing for the winter is a wise alternative to frozen pipes.
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Preventing Kitchen Drain Clogs

A clogged drain can be so frustrating; and, of course, it happens more often than we care to think a...

Showerheads

Weak or changing water pressure usually points to a mineral buildup in the showerhead. Clean the out...