Dealing with water-related appliances is far from easy. In order to prevent leaks and floods from occurring, every component must be in proper working order. If you do not have any plumbing experience, installing and repairing your water appliances can be a true challenge.
In a client like ours, home heating and cooling capability is a near necessity. If you can’t cool down your home when it’s hot outside, and heat up your home when it’s cold outside, you’re going to be living in a world of extreme discomfort.
There are quite a few options available for heating and cooling a home. One of the more sophisticated options is the heat pump. While heat pumps aren’t perfect, they carry a great number of benefits that you can’t get with other heating and cooling options. [Read more…]
Summer is rapidly approaching, and with it approaches scorching hot weather. Now is the time for your air conditioner to shine.
If your air conditioner is going to shine, however, it’s going to have to be functioning properly. There are a number of problems it could have potentially taken on throughout the grueling northeastern Illinois winter. If these problems exist, repair will be needed.
As a homeowner, your house’s plumbing is of utmost importance. The many water pipes which run through your home are responsible for helping a bevy of different appliances to function properly; from your toilets, to your showers, to your dishwashers, and more.
However, plumbing is not infallible. It does wear down, and it does malfunction. When these malfunctions occur, you need to bring in a plumber to correct them. Here are 4 reasons to call a Burbank plumber.
Weakened or broken main water lines can cause expensive damage and flooding to your home, and even extend further causing damage to sidewalks and streets. A damaged main water line is serious business, but many homeowners don’t know the early signs of to look for to avoid more costly repairs.
This ends up being a very frustrating experience for homeowners. Small leaks that could have been detected early end up causing massive damage. Instead of risking damage to your property, look for the early signs that it’s time to have your main water line replaced before it’s too late. [Read more…]
It might not seem like it quite yet, but summer really is right around the corner. Soon the temperatures will be soaring, and we’ll all be running for cover in the comfort of our air-conditioned homes. Unless this is the year that your old air conditioner finally decides to bite the dust.
According to energy.gov, air conditioners use about 6% of the energy produced in the United States and they cost homeowners $29 billion a year to operate. Part of the reason these numbers are so high is because households are relying on an old, inefficient air conditioners to cool their homes.
You don’t need to wait until you’re A/C stops working completely before you replace it. Here are a few signs that your A/C might need replacing and what to look for when choosing a new one. [Read more…]
For many people, the bathroom is more than a sink and a toilet — it’s a retreat. It’s the place you go to when you want to pamper yourself with a nice long soak. It’s also the place where you spend time getting ready for the day ahead. The look and feel of your bathroom is important, and it’s also one of the first things homebuyers look at when considering a new home.
If you’ve been looking at your bathroom and thinking a remodel or renovation is in order, it’s hard to know where to even start. The constantly changing trends will leave your head spinning. In our opinion, the best renovations are ones that provide comfort, regardless of your aesthetic preferences, which are prone to changing over time. [Read more…]
It’s time to welcome spring! The days are getting a little longer and the temperatures are slowly beginning to creep upwards. These signs mean that spring is right around the corner and it’s time to prepare for the change of seasons ahead.
Unfortunately, for millions of Americans springtime also means allergy season. Any allergy sufferer will tell you that the effects of pollen, mold and other springtime allergens are no joke.
When the blossoming world around you is jam packed with allergens, the last thing you need is for your home to be an allergen trap too. In fact, your home should be your allergen-free retreat. [Read more…]
There’s always something new going on in the home remodeling and renovation industry. Trends come and go and become forgotten. However, one trend has reacted differently. Green home trends, which gained popularity several years ago are still going strong.
This is because green isn’t just a trend, it’s a way of life. Green upgrades to your home are not only great for the environment, they’re good for your wallet too.
If you’ve been thinking about adding a few green enhancements to your home, these 4 trends are a great place to start. [Read more…]
It might not seem like it now, but the heat waves of summer are right around the corner. Before the scorching temps hit now is the perfect time to make sure your A/C unit is working properly and is up to the challenge of the months ahead. [Read more…]