Why Is My Drain Clogged?

Posted on April 20th, 2017 by Brian McLaughlin

Slow draining sink? This is a common household problem — but what is it that causes your sink to drain slowly in the first place? There are several different reasons why you might be stuck with a clogged drain, but here are the most common. Common Causes of Clogged Drains: Tree Roots – Many homeowners […]

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Your HVAC System Can Help Prevent Spring Allergies

Posted on April 17th, 2017 by Brian McLaughlin

Runny nose? Watery eyes? Allergy season is here — and those of us that suffer from spring sinus pressure know that it can be hard to find relief. Fortunately, there are things that you can do around the house to ease your symptoms. Here are a few tips that you’ll want to keep in mind […]

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Keep Tree Roots Away from Your Plumbing

Posted on April 14th, 2017 by Brian McLaughlin

Spring is here — and that means that your trees, shrubs and other plants are starting to grow around your home. However, while they may look beautiful, they will also be seeking nutrients, water and oxygen. If you have deep rooted plants near your plumbing system — broken pipes may provide these plants with everything […]

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Why You Should Install a Hot/Cold Hose Bib

Posted on April 13th, 2017 by Brian McLaughlin

With the weather finally warming up here in the Twin Cities, many of us will be spending more time doing outdoor activities. Whether you are starting up your spring garden or finally washing the winter ice salt off of your car, your garden hose is a warm weather essential. These are a few of the […]

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Should I Install a Water Softener?

Posted on April 5th, 2017 by Brian McLaughlin

Hard water can take a toll on your plumbing, your appliances, and even your skin. Here in Minnesota, this is a common problem! Fortunately, there are ways to improve the quality of the water in your home — with a water softener. Keep an eye out for these tell-tale signs that you need a water […]

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What Are the Benefits of Programmable Thermostats?

Posted on March 28th, 2017 by Brian McLaughlin

We’re always looking for ways to save money around the house. However, there is one savings method that is often overlooked — installing a programmable thermostat. These thermostats have a number of benefits, but energy savings is at the top of the list. Here is how a programmable thermostat can help improve the efficiency of […]

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How to Fix a Leaky Faucet

Posted on March 23rd, 2017 by Brian McLaughlin

It’s Fix a Leak Week! This week, we are reminding homeowners to take the time to finally fix those leaking faucets! Did you know that a faucet leaking at just one drip per second can waste more than 3,000 gallons per year? That’s why it is so important that we take the time to address […]

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Simple Ways to Fix Leaks Around the House

Posted on March 20th, 2017 by Brian McLaughlin

It’s Fix a Leak Week! Did you know that the annual household leaks waste one TRILLION gallons of water nationwide? This week, we are reminding Twin City homeowners to take a few moments to check their home for leaks. Here are a few places that you’ll want to check. Toilet Toilet leaks are not always […]

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Why You Should Install a Sump Pump

Posted on March 16th, 2017 by Brian McLaughlin

Thinking of installing a sump pump in your home? This is a great way to protect your basement, your home and your belongings from water damage. Whether your home is prone to flooding or you’re just looking to add an extra layer of protection, here is why you should consider adding a sump pump to […]

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Signs That Your Plumbing Pipes Are Frozen

Posted on March 13th, 2017 by Brian McLaughlin

Cold winter nights put your plumbing pipes are risk. When temperatures drop, the water in your pipes can freeze over. This doesn’t just mean that you don’t have running water, but it also puts your pipe at risk of bursting as the water freezes and expands. Here are a few signs that your plumbing pipes […]

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