Washer & Dryer Maintenance

Washers and dryers were involved in one out of every 22 home structure fires reported to U.S. fire departments between 2006 and 2010. Incidents of clothes dryer fires are higher in the fall and winter months and peak in January, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The leading cause of clothes dryer fires is a […]

Preventing Mold in High Efficiency Washers

Mold and mildew can be a problem for washing machines, especially high-efficiency washers. Such appliances use less water and require special care to prevent conditions that promote bacterial growth and the consequent accompanying odor. Mold and mildew can be easily prevented or eliminated by following a simple routine and sticking with it.  After the washing […]

Dust

Dust comes from several sources and is difficult to eliminate completely. Increased dust could be a sign that it is time to change a dirty furnace or air conditioner filter or vacuum cleaner bag. Activities that produce dust (such as sanding) can also be a source an increase. Dust can also be introduced into your […]

Fall Maintenance Tips

Fall foliage is beautiful, but not when it builds up in your gutters! Take these tips into account during the cool autumn months. Have your furnace cleaned and inspected annually by a qualified technician. Keep flammable materials, including all lawn and power equipment, away from water heaters and wiring in the basement. Insulate water pipes […]

Detecting Air Leaks – Part 2

BUILDING PRESSURIZATION TEST If you are having difficulty locating leaks, you may want to conduct a basic building pressurization test to increase infiltration through cracks and leaks, making them easier to detect: Turn off all combustion appliances such as gas burning furnaces and water heaters on a cool, very windy day. Shut all windows, exterior […]

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    Even though we’re still in the midst of a brutal winter, preparing yourself for spring maintenance is essential.  This winter has most likely caused some damage to your home, and below is a checklist of some of the items you should be doing.  Remember to always to be safe and consult a contractor for […]