Archive for March, 2016

Four “Cool” Ways to Keep Your Air Conditioning Happy

Written by Eric Brophy. Posted in Heating and air conditioning repair, Heating and air conditioning units, Hvac services huntsville al

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You might not use your air conditioning all year long, but when you do need it, you’re glad it’s there. Air conditioners cost an arm and a leg to replace; the trick to getting the longest lifespan out of your air conditioning, and to keep it running efficiently, is to perform regular maintenance and service on it. Here are a few tips for maintaining healthy air conditioning system:

  1. Have it checked out by one of the air conditioning repair companies in your area during the off-season. Even the best heating and cooling systems develop small issues from time to time, and those small issues can turn into big issues if they are igno

Sometimes Feeling Fenced In is a Good Thing The Argument For Fences

Written by Eric Brophy. Posted in Alexandria fencing, Commercial fencing company, Fences alexandria

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It’s no wonder that part of the American dream includes a “white picket fence.” Despite the American love for freedom, we also like staking our claim and establishing boundaries. Fencing is one surefire way to do that. Other than that, fences can add a safety element to a home or business and add a visual element to a yard as well. Whether it’s commercial fencing or residential, you want to find a fence company that is reliable, trustworthy, and installs quality products for your home or business. This might be especially important with commercial fencing, to keep away unwanted visitors and protect the goods sold in the store. Fencing can also add some curb appeal and increase your chances of se

Landscaping Adds Value and Beauty to Your Home

Written by Eric Brophy. Posted in Adding a deck to your house, Hiring a landscape contractor, Siding materials

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Landscaping adds value to your property. You probably already knew that. But maybe you didn’t know that adding trees strategically to your yard and property can change things quite dramatically in a number of different ways. Looking at trees has been proven to reduce stress. In more practical terms, planting trees as windbreaks can reduce heating costs in the winter quite significantly. A professional landscaping company will be able to advise you on the best landscaping ideas – from underground sprinkler systems to adding a deck to your home – that will improve your home’s value as well as your enjoyment of your outdoor spaces.

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Commercia and Residential Roofing Companies Stay the Most Busy During Spring Storm Season

Written by Eric Brophy. Posted in Roof repair michigan, Roof repair tips, Window replacement grand rapids mi

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Last day of Winter 2016 in Omaha, Nebraska. An afternoon weather mix that altered between sunshine, small hail pellets, brief periods of near white out snow conditions, and more sunshine.
First day of Spring 2016 in Omaha, Nebraska. Sunny and cool, barely any wind. Afternoon temperatures back into the high 60s.
Third day of Spring 2016 in Omaha, Nebraska. Another weather mix that varied from some early morning sunshine to rain in the afternoon and on to sleet and snow after dark.
And while Omaha weather may have seemed as crazy as a March hare, a look at the rest of the state proved even more confusing. In fact, on the third day of spring, March 23, 2016, the state of Nebraska had everything from a Tornado Watch to a Winter Storm War

Taking Care of Your Pipes How to Ensure Your Sewer Lines are in Good Condition

Written by Eric Brophy. Posted in Plumber panama city fl, Plumbers panama city, Plumbing repair

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Fresh tap water and bathroom use on demand are possible thanks to indoor plumbing. First introduced in the early 20th century, indoor plumbing has become an essential part of modern life. Like any system, indoor plumbing systems require continual maintenance and repairs in order to keep costs low and avoid the need for extensive repairs in the long run. Here are some tips from licensed plumbers to cut down on your water bill and ensure that your plumbing lines are secure.

The Cost of Ignored Plumbing

At any given time, a majority of U.S. homes are experiencing some form of water loss that is costing homeowners more money than it should. It is estimated that the average household wastes over 10,000 gallons of water in a single year; with that water a homeowner could wash up

Five Tips for Maintaining a Healthy Plumbing System

Written by Eric Brophy. Posted in Drain cleaning milwaukee, Sewer line, Trenchless pipe rehabilitation milwaukee

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The average family has four people in it. The average family with four people in it uses an average of 400 gallons of water every day. That’s a lot of water being piped into your home, and going down your drains. With our dependence on water, staying on top of plumbing maintenance and drain repairs is incredibly important. A plumbing nightmare can result in flood damage, being (literally) knee-deep in waste, and thousands of dollars in repair bills.

To help you avoid a plumbing nightmare, we’ve put together a list of good maintenance tips for your pipes and drains.

  1. Have your drains inspected regularly.
    When you purchase a home, many mortgage companies require an inspection be conducted on the condition of the drains in order to qualify for funding. Even after you own your home, it

What You Really Need to Know About Restoring Your Floor

Written by Eric Brophy. Posted in Grout and tile cleaning tampa, Terrazzo restoration in tampa, Travertine floor restoration tampa

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Sites like Pinterest and Etsy have re-awakened peoples? desire to have a home that looks great — and reflects their personality. However, it often becomes tempting to either DIY major projects (the internet can show you how to do anything!) or invest in very cheap versions of quality materials — and sometimes, the result of this can be more expensive than investing in quality workmanship in the first place.

Don’t Opt for a Subpar Floor Contractor, or Pay the Price

Floor restoration is a big example of this. Contractors trying to submit the lowest bid will sometimes do a lot of corner-cutting that could potentially impact the longevity of your floor. One example would be a total avoidance of name brand floors. While you don?t always need a popular brand for good quality, you?re

The Sump Pump and Why You Might Need One

Written by Eric Brophy. Posted in Basement sump pump installation, Best well digging services, Well drilling services will county

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If you go down to the very bottom floor of most homes you are likely to find a basement sump pump. If that pump is hard at work, it’s likely trying its best to pump out the water that has been accumulating due to a rain storm or some kind of flood. We all want and need water, just not where we play our table tennis.

Basement sump pump installation is a priority for many homeowners who live in areas where heavy rain is known to fall. Flooding basements is a problem for many families in the United States. We want and need water for our survival and wouldn’t build a home in an area where water isn’t readily available, but we want the kind of water that is useful to us. We do not want the kind that leaks into the basements of our houses, often mixing with sewage on the way down. Continue Reading No Comments

Five Considerations While Installing Custom Made Cabinets That You Love

Written by Eric Brophy. Posted in Bathroom, Custom bathroom vanities, Custom cabinetry

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Of all of the home updates that you can make on your house, investing in custom made cabinets is one of the most effective. If you are remodeling your home to resell it, you probably already know the look and feel of the kitchen and bathrooms are the most important selling feature of a house… And having custom made cabinets is a great selling feature of your kitchen or bathroom. If you are making updates to your home just to love it a little bit more, installing custom made cabinets makes the whole home feel higher-quality, especially if you have an open concept floor plan that is so popular these days. If you are ready to make the leap and invest custom made cabinets, here are a few considerations you’ll need to make:

  1. Cabinet Material
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Keep Thieves Out of Your Business With Commercial Door Locks

Written by Eric Brophy. Posted in Commercial door locks schaumburg, Commercial replacement door schaumburg, Locksmith schaumburg

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It seems that replacing doors and locks is one of those things to put off. There are more pressing matters, like a leaky faucet that’s running up the water bill each month, or a broken stove, resulting in TV dinners for weeks in a row. An old door, as long as it opens and shuts, may seem like the last of a person’s concerns. But consider how devastating it would be if someone were to easily break into your home while you were away and take or damage your hard-earned stuff. Some people already know what this is like.

Whether you’re a homeowner, a business owner, or both, nothing is more important than keeping your assets and the people you care about safe. We would all love to live in a world where it isn’t necessary to lock our doors, but that simply isn’t the case. Each year in the U.