Tag: do it yourself

Preserving Your Foundation

The Michael & Son Cares team sees a wide range of issues on its visit to recipient’s homes. In the 8th episode of Helping Hands The family’s home had a whole host of problems including a leaky roof, no gutters, poorly…

Preparing for Winter – Plumbing

    As the temperature drops, the probability of issues with your home’s plumbing system rises. Winter plumbing issues can range from damaged sprinkler systems to indoor flood causing pipe burst. With just a little preparation, most winter plumbing issues can be…

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Each day, we receive a few messages on our Facebook page from our friends looking for advice on home repairs. Many of the questions we receive might be ones you the reader have wondered about. The questions represent some of…

Electrical Safety in the Home

A faulty residential electrical system can cause all sorts of issues in the home; from surges that can ruin T.V’s and computers to deadly home fires. One of the best ways to keep your home electrically sound is with a…

The Danger of Dry Air

Do you or a family member suffer from allergies or asthma?  Are frequent nosebleeds and dry, itchy skin a nuisance you have to live with on a day to day basis? The problem may be a lack of humidity in…

How Safe is Your Water?

According to the Environmental Working Group’s National Drink Water Database, analyses of municipal drinking water have shown that, despite government regulations, there are still many dangerous contaminants present in our water, even after it has gone through municipal water treatment…

Preparing for Winter Pt. 1

As the temperature drops, the probability of issues with your home’s plumbing system rises. Winter plumbing issues can range from damaged sprinkler systems to indoor flood causing pipe burst. With just a little preparation, most winter plumbing issues can be avoided. Today,…

Avoiding Duct Cleaning Scams

We all have seen the ads in our mailbox, duct cleanings offered by local service companies at ridiculously low rates and promising exceptional results. Many people rush to take advantage of what seems to be an amazing deal, but what…

The Goldmine in Your Backyard

Besides your car, what’s the most expensive item you have that is unsecured and outside your home? If you guessed your grill, patio set or lawn mower, more than likely you guessed wrong. Your homes HVAC system probably cost more…