Owning a Home: Knowing When to Call in the Pros

Three Dangerous Minerals That Might Be In Your Well Water

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Having a well on private property provides homeowners with an inexpensive source of water for drinking, cooking, cleaning, bathing, and watering lawns and landscaping plants. You probably already know the importance of protecting your family’s drinking supply from bacterial pathogens such as Giardia, but there are lesser-known threats lurking in many wells in the form of minerals. Trace amounts of certain minerals such as calcium and sodium are to be expected and aren’t dangerous, but certain other minerals have the potential to pose serious health threats to you, your family, and anyone else who drinks the water from your well. Read More»

Drought Care Tips For Landscape Trees

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Like all plants, trees need water and a drought can be especially hard to survive. At the same time, water restrictions can make it difficult to provide enough water to keep your trees thriving and healthy. A landscape tree undergoing drought stress can be more susceptible to pest and disease issues as it struggles to survive. Fortunately, you can minimize your water use and keep trees healthy by learning the right way to care for them in drought-prone areas. Read More»

What Does It Mean If You Can See Granules From Your Shingles In Your Gutters?

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The granules on your shingles play a very important role in your home’s roofing system. By shading your home from damaging UV rays, shingle granules prolong the life of your roof. When the granules fall off the shingles and into the gutters, this could be a sign of bad things to come. Knowing how to recognize warning signs of a problem can help you protect your roof and avoid leaks. Read More»

Important Information About Clogged And Sluggish Drains

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Have you recently moved into a home, only to find out that the plumbing situation is less than ideal? Does draining the bathtub cause the kitchen sink to back up or run more slowly? Clogged drains can be extremely annoying to deal with. If you feel like you’re at your wit’s end when it comes to sluggish or slow moving drains, here are some things you can try:  Flush your bathroom vent stack: Your vent stack is a pipe that runs from your toilet, up through your home and ends above your roof. Read More»

Three Things To Think About When Looking At New And Old Houses

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Are you looking for a house to buy? Whether to buy a new home or one that’s used is a big decision. Both types of houses have a lot going for them, but they also have a number of issues that can make living in them difficult if you’re not ready for them. Before buying a home, consider these three things to ensure that your choice of old or new is best for you. Read More»