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Residential Air Purifiers: How They Help Your Home’s Air Quality

September 12th, 2018

The average American spends 87 percent of their lives indoors. If you spend this much time indoors, you want to ensure that the air you and your family breathes is as clean and pure as possible. For many families, purchasing an air purifier is the best solution.

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4 Ways Hard Water Damages Your Home

August 29th, 2018

If you grew up with hard water, you might be used to the squeaky-clean feeling you experience when all of that soap has been rinsed away. Unfortunately, hard water, which is naturally filled with suspended minerals like calcium and magnesium, can be incredibly hard on your house components. Here are four ways hard water can damage your home and why you should consider getting a water softener.

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Easy Ways to Reduce Humidity in Your Home

July 31st, 2018

The heat index is a very real weather phenomenon, capable of making the air inside and outside of your home feel much warmer than it actually is. In fact, a temperature of 82°F with 85% humidity feels like 90°F, which is why it pays to do everything you can to lower your indoor relative humidity. Here are four easy ways to reduce the humidity levels inside your home so you can stay cool and comfortable.

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5 Ways to Prevent Restaurant Plumbing Emergencies

June 19th, 2018

If your restaurant has a plumbing emergency, expect the world to know about it as soon as your customers or your employees start posting pictures and comments. Take the following five steps to both prevent and prepare for a plumbing crisis.

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Does Frost Build Up on your Air Conditioner as It Runs?

April 19th, 2018

A frosted-over air conditioner is a strange sight for many homeowners to see, especially on extremely hot days. As it turns out, frost formation is a strange but normal occurrence for any air conditioning unit. The culprit lies with the refrigeration process itself — as your air conditioner extracts heat from indoor air, the surrounding moisture condenses and a small portion of it freezes on the coils.

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3 Ways to Protect Server and Computer Rooms From Heat

March 26th, 2018

How cost-effective is proper cooling in your server rooms and closets? Consider that an IT outage at your data center can cost upward of $7,900 per minute while your response team works to get you back online. If you fail to protect your server room or computer rooms from overheating, the costs to your business add up fast.

There are key ways to lower risks of overheating in your server and computer rooms. Here are three strategies to protect your company’s IT infrastructure.

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How Carbon Monoxide Can Kill and What You Can Do

February 22nd, 2018

Many people associate carbon monoxide with automobiles, but the reality is carbon monoxide can be a threat inside your home. Carbon monoxide is something that should not be taken lightly, and it is important to recognize that this lethal gas can affect you and members of your household without even setting foot inside a vehicle.

Below is more information about carbon monoxide poisoning, including how you can prevent it from occurring, and what should be done if you believe you have been exposed to it.

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What Is a Smart Thermostat? An FAQ

January 22nd, 2018

Once upon a time, a thermostat was an analog device that helped to control the temperature of the home. The homeowner would set the dial to the preferred temperature while the thermostat would measure the temperature of the room. When the room became too hot or too cold, the thermostat would turn on the proper heating or cooling device.

Times have changed. Analog thermostats were replaced by digital thermostats, and now those digital thermostats are being replaced as well. Smart thermostats are among the newest HVAC inventions to help homeowners optimize comfort indoors and save money on heating and cooling.  

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8 Reasons Your Boiler Could Fail

December 19th, 2017

A sudden boiler failure often comes as a shock to homeowners, especially when it happens during the middle of winter. Unfortunately, homeowners often fail to notice the signs of impending boiler failure before it actually happens. By recognizing the following red flags, you’ll be able to take proactive steps towards maintaining or replacing your boiler before it breaks down.

Old Age

A quality boiler can last for a long time, but boilers aren’t meant to last forever. With the proper care and maintenance, a traditional gas boiler is designed to offer anywhere from 10 to 15 years of reliable service. Some boilers are able to last for 20 years or more through a combination of excellent maintenance and high-quality components.

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What You Should Know About Hydro Jetting

November 17th, 2017


Clogged drains and pipes can be frustrating for any homeowner. If the plunger and the baking soda just isn’t enough to dislodge stubborn blockage, you may need a stronger way of dispatching your clog. Hydro jetting offers an innovative way of busting up clogs that prove difficult to remove using other methods.

But before you get in touch with us to set up your hydro jetting appointment, you should know a few things about the process, from how it works to the results you can expect. The following explains the ins and outs of hydro jetting so you can decide if it’s right for your plumbing needs.

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