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Winter Maintenance Checklist

Before the snow starts falling, simple home maintenance can help homeowners endure the winter with little to no damages. This winter maintenance checklist can help homeowners prepare for the colder weather and prevent winter plumbing disasters. Outdoor Care:
  • Winter Pipes: Homeowners should drain and store any hoses. Water that freezes inside a hose can actually causes serious damages to your pipes. Be sure to disconnect them from your outdoor spigots. It is also important to drain and turn off any outdoor sprinkler systems on the property. These systems can be expensive to replace but will easily burst during winter if left filled with water. Turn off any shut off valves that lead to outdoor water sources.
  • Clean Gutters: Clogged gutters can cause water damages t
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Winter Maintenance Checklist

Before the snow starts falling, simple home maintenance can help homeowners endure the winter with little to no damages. This winter maintenance checklist can help homeowners prepare for the colder weather and prevent winter plumbing disasters.

Outdoor Care:

  • Winter Pipes: Homeowners should drain and store any hoses. Water that freezes inside a hose can actually causes serious damages to your pipes. Be sure to disconnect them from your outdoor spigots. It is also important to drain and turn off any outdoor sprinkler systems on the property. These systems can be expensive to replace but will easily burst during winter if left filled with water. Turn off any shut o
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5 reasons why your toilet is clogged

Clogging a toilet or finding out that the toilet is clogged can be incredibly embarrassing.  Thankfully most clogs can be easily prevented and most can be cleared with some good old fashion elbow grease and a plunger. There are some however that require a plumber. Here are some common causes of a clogged toilet.    A clog in the trap   All drains have a trap which is the U-shaped band that is always filled with water. The water keeps bad odors from coming up to the sewer line into your home. The band makes it easy to create a clog. It can actually get clogged by too much toilet paper.    Flushing items that
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How To Sterilize Your Dishwasher

The dishwasher is probably one of the most used appliances in your home. It makes life so much easier and saves time. Everyone loves throwing their dirty dishes into the dishwasher and having them come out magically clean. It sure beats the alternative of spending hours washing everything by hand. Your dishwasher can get dirty and even smelly overtime. There's a lot of old food and grease floating around in there that can cause problems. They can create mold, foul odors, and can clogs and breakdown your dishwasher. It's important to clean sanitize it every once in a while to avoid problems, and keep it running well. Here are the steps to take to easily sanitize your dishwasher.   Start by filling up the kitch
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