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 […]

Dishwasher Leak

Pictured here is a photo of a kitchen where the dishwasher was removed because of a slow leak.  The insurance company told the home owner to not worry about pulling the unit out, and just have the plumbing fixed.  We urged the customer to remove the dishwasher, and this is what we found. For more […]

A Home Checklist When You’re Away

Pipes, water heaters and other appliances can break and leak. In freezing weather, pipes can freeze and both plastic (PVC) and copper pipes can burst, causing major damage in a home left unattended. Preventing Water Damage When Leaving Your Home Unattended Close and lock all doors, windows, skylights and vents to keep out wind and […]