A clogged toilet can be a big headache, especially if it’s the only one in your home! Attempting to unclog it yourself seems fairly simple. However, if not done the correct way it can lead to a toilet overflow and a mess all over your bathroom floor. Watch the video to learn the correct way to unclog a toilet.
Like your HVAC system, your water heater is one of the most used appliances in your home. It constantly keeps a supply of water heated and ready to use at a moment’s notice. Watch this quick tip video to find out what’s inside your water heater.
Even a small drip from a leaky faucet can cause major headaches and plumbing issues. Learn more about leaky faucets and how to fix them in this quick tip video post!
Are you curious about how a heat pump works? Or maybe you’ve heard you should get a ‘dual-fuel’ system so that you can warm your home with gas or electricity? Either way, this quick video by Lennox® shows how efficient heating and cooling is with heat pump!
Not all air filters are created the same. In fact, certain air filters that are available at big box home improvement stores can even restrict the air flow in your home, which can then cause your HVAC system to work twice as hard to push out cool or warm air into your home.
Let’s say that you decide you want to have your air ducts clean (great decision!), so you begin researching the best companies in the area. After reading fantastic reviews and talking to family, friends, and neighbors that also give great reviews, you decide to hire Five Star (excellent choice!). When you call to ask a few questions about pricing and scheduling a technician, a customer service representative asks you what type of HVAC system you have in your home. Would you be able to answer that question?
Think about your HVAC system – it filters all the air circulating throughout your home. Even during the cooler months when you have windows open more often, the minute you turn on your heat to warm up your home your HVAC system is pushing warm air through the ducts into each room of your house. Compare it to a water filter where if you remove a filtration system, then you are the water’s filter. If your HVAC system doesn’t have a filter that gets changed regularly or you haven’t ever had your HVAC system cleaned, then your lungs become the filter when you breathe in the unfiltered air.
While we are past the peak of our rainy season, we still continue to have moderate rain levels throughout the year. If the outside of your home or your basement is prone to flooding, you should consider having a French drain installed.
Did you know that dust mites are a relative of the spider? That’s right, and it’s the reason why many people are allergic to dust. While many other bugs found in the home are searching for a food or water source, the dust mite doesn’t need either of those things to survive. Dust mites thrive on flakes from human skin and pet dander.
Indoor house plants are a great addition to any home. They brighten up any room and bring a little bit of the outdoors inside. House plants are very beneficial as well and can help detoxify the indoor air in your home. However, many plants can be toxic to pets so it is good to research any plants that you bring into your living space to make sure they are pet-friendly.
Is your laundry taking multiple cycles to dry? That means it’s probably time to have your dryer vent cleaned! So, why is it important to have your dryer vent cleaned? Let’s find out!
Bleach may seem like the perfect solution when you find mold in your bathroom, but you will want to reconsider using it when you find out it’s not as perfect as it seems to be. Chlorine bleach is a biocide substance that should be used to destroy living organisms; however, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says that using a biocide is not recommended for mold cleanup because bleach doesn’t kill the mold entirely. Mold spores have roots and because of bleach’s chemical structure, it stops chlorine from getting down to the roots of the mold. While mold might remove the color from bleach, it doesn’t remove the mold.
In our blog post last month, Where is the most Dangerous Place to Find Mold In Your Home, we revealed the most dangerous place mold can grow in your home…your air ducts! This is why it is so important to look for signs of mold around your air vents and to have your air ducts clean if you suspect any mold growing.
Toxic chemicals and pollutants can find their way into your home in very interesting ways. It is important to know the signs of a healthy home so you can identify where toxic chemicals are entering and remove them. The things to look for are hidden toxic chemicals, heavy metals, fumes, and other indoor air pollutants. Every room in your home needs to be checked for signs of a healthy home, and we have come up with a list to help you navigate your home to make sure it is healthy.