Dealing with Brown Water

Dealing with Brown Water

One of the nicest amenities we enjoy in the first world is clean running water. You turn a knob, and safe, clean water comes out. It’s a luxury that’s only a reality in the modern world, and still not a guarantee for much of the world. That said, seeing brown or dirty...
Pipe Replacement Warning Signs

Pipe Replacement Warning Signs

In the last post, we explored some questions about how long pipes are supposed to last. The types of pipes used in your home can have a significant impact on how long they’re predicted to last. (Visit our previous post for details!). We also talked about the best...
How Long Should Plumbing Last?

How Long Should Plumbing Last?

Is your house brand new? 10 years old? 20? 50? Let’s say it’s 50 years old and looks great. The curb appeal, the yard, a fresh coat of paint inside and out, and renovations as necessary. But what about plumbing? Since it’s behind the wall or under the counter, many...
What Causes Water Leaks?

What Causes Water Leaks?

You’ve sprung a leak. That can be one of the scariest phrases for homeowners. In this post, we’ll take a look at some of the reasons for water leaks in your plumbing. We’ll also look at prevention and solutions. POOR CONSTRUCTION/INSTALLATION When builders are in a...
Cleaning Hard Water Stains

Cleaning Hard Water Stains

Hard water is a topic we’ve addressed several times in the past. This is because it’s a common problem in many homes, especially here in West Texas. When those stains show up, they can be difficult to clean if you don’t do it right. In today’s post, we’ll discuss the...
Maintaining Your Garbage Disposal

Maintaining Your Garbage Disposal

Have you ever met someone who thought you could put just anything down the garbage disposal? (Or maybe you’re one of them.) Unfortunately, you can’t.  What is ‘Garbage Disposal Safe’? There are a few things that should obviously not be put down the garbage disposal....
Getting Dust Under Control

Getting Dust Under Control

Does it ever feel like you’re doing the same thing over and over, but you just can’t make it right? That can be especially frustrating when it comes to household chores. Think about dusting. After wiping down frames, furniture, and even that spot at the back of the...
What is “Going Ductless”?

What is “Going Ductless”?

What does it mean to “Go Ductless?” One great thing about most things in modern life is that you almost always have options. The same is true with HVAC solutions. Central heating and air certainly has some advantages, but there’s also an upside to ductless, or...
Boosting HVAC Efficiency

Boosting HVAC Efficiency

In our last few posts, we’ve explored some of the common issues that arise when restarting your heater for the first time in the winter. We looked at how to prepare your furnace for use, as well as how to combat that burning smell that seems to happen every year when...
What’s That Smell?

What’s That Smell?

It happens every year as sure as Santa coming down the chimney. The temperatures drop and the heater kicks on, and you notice something in the air. It’s not the smell of pine needles from the tree, or cookies in the oven. No, this smell is from your furnace, and it...