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Answers To Common Questions You Might Have About Sealcoating Your Driveway

Posted by on Oct 17, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Answers To Common Questions You Might Have About Sealcoating Your Driveway

Caring for a home’s driveway is a critical task that new homeowners are often poorly informed about. This can make it easy to make some simple oversights that could potentially shorten the lifespan of the driveway while also causing noticeable cosmetic issues. To help you minimize these risks, sealcoating should be done on a regular basis. However, if you have only recently acquired your first home with a paved driveway, you will likely appreciate the following three commonly asked questions and their answers. Why Would You Need To Sealcoat Your Driveway? Moisture damage can be one of the main threats for a driveway. Over the course of time, it is possible for this moisture to start to seep into the small pores on the surface of the pavement. If moisture is able to soak into the pavement, it can...

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Pooling Water In Your Air Conditioner: What Causes It And How A Plumber Can Help

Posted by on Sep 28, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Pooling Water In Your Air Conditioner: What Causes It And How A Plumber Can Help

Window air conditioners are supposed to be installed at a slight angle in your windows. This allows the little drainage hole at the bottom to release rain water that falls through the part of the air conditioner that hangs outside the window. If water begins to pool inside the air conditioner, you can hire a plumber to help fix the problem. Here is how that works. Evaporator Leaks The evaporator inside older window A/C units often develops a leak. When that happens, not all of the condensation that heads into the evaporator gets to where it is supposed to go. It then pools in the bottom of the air conditioner and leads to puddles coming forward and sputtering and spitting out the front vent of the unit. Pretty soon you have a very wet floor in front of the...

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Having Humidity Problems In Your Home? Clean Your Air Conditioner Filters

Posted by on Jul 30, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Having Humidity Problems In Your Home? Clean Your Air Conditioner Filters

High humidity makes a home uncomfortable. This is because it reduces the human body’s ability to get rid of heat. It also creates a conducive environment for dust mite infestation and mold growth, something that then increases the risks of allergic reactions in loved ones. To prevent these negative effects of high humidity, taking measures to keep the humidity levels in your home under control is a must. As it turns out, something as simple as cleaning your air conditioner filters can go a long way towards helping you do this. Here is what you should know about the relationship between your air conditioning system’s filters and humidity control. Clogged air filters and coil icing When dirt accumulates on an air filter, it clogs it. This reduces the rate at which warm air passes through the filters. This is...

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Mold Allergies And Home Improvement

Posted by on Jul 30, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Mold Allergies And Home Improvement

Mold allergies are very common throughout the US. There are around 1,000 species of mold in the US and many of them can lead to itchy eyes, sneezing, a runny nose, congestion, and other allergy symptoms. One of the biggest issues when it comes to mold is that it can easily grow in certain areas of a household. While mold can be an issue, there are ways to prevent it. Here are three home improvement projects that can help reduce mold in the home. Gutters Clogged or broken rain gutters can lead to water getting into the home. This moisture can lead to mold growth in a short period of time, something that is not good for those suffering from mold allergies. Regular gutter cleaning by a company like Mr.Gutter, LLC and consistent maintenance is a must. Homeowners can clean...

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Common Issues With Submersible Well Pumps

Posted by on Jul 30, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Common Issues With Submersible Well Pumps

If you have a water well on your property, you likely use a submersible well pump. This type of pump allows water from the well to be pushed to the surface. While they are very effective for their intended purposes, there are some common issues it might have over time. Here are some common problems so that you know when it is time to call for repairs. Lack of Water One of the more common signs that there is a problem the well pump is when you are experiencing a dry spell. This is when you have difficulty getting water out of the well, which you can tell when turning on faucets in your home and finding that no water flows. However, before you replace the well pump, you should first consider other causes for not having water. It...

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If Your Home Smells Like A Sewer, Does This Mean That The Sewer Is Backed Up?

Posted by on Jul 13, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on If Your Home Smells Like A Sewer, Does This Mean That The Sewer Is Backed Up?

It goes without saying that your home should never smell like a sewer. When this happens, many homeowners assume they need plumbing repairs or sewer cleaning services. Luckily, this problem is often much more easily fixed. Knowing what causes the problem and what you can do about it can help you take care of your home and may save you money in plumbing fees. If your home smells like a sewer, does this mean that the sewer is backed up? Often a sewer smell is not indicative of a sewer backup. If your home starts to smell like sewer water, a likely reason is that the water has dried up from a plumbing P-trap. How does water in the plumbing P-trap prevent sewer gas from entering your home? A P-trap is a squiggly pipe that is a standard part...

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