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Here are a few easy maintenance tips that will help you enjoy the beauty of your wood floors longer.
Most of the time, plumbing problems manifest themselves in relatively simple, non-urgent issues like a slow-draining sink or a toilet that needs a quick plunge or two. On the other hand, you may sometimes face some downright emergencies that result in large amounts of water leaking in the house, a lack of water flow or drainage to the entire house, or a total breakdown of major water fixtures.
Insulation prevents heat from flowing into your house during the summer or out of your house in the winter. Proper insulation is one of the biggest ways to increase the efficiency of your air conditioning, producing lower energy bills and a home that is more consistently comfortable. While there are many ways to help improve your home's energy efficiency, installing insulation is one of the biggest ways to keep your home cool during warm weather.
Your kitchen dishwasher can be a great time-saving appliance. But are you using it properly? See tips on what to do and what not to do with your kitchen dishwasher.
Brightening a dark room doesn't require knocking out walls to put in extra windows, and it doesn't have to cost an arm and a leg. Several simple maintenance and decorating tasks can make a small or poorly-lit room seem bigger and brighter in no time.
Where would we be without our garbage disposals? Now an integral part of our modern-day kitchens, our garbage disposals keep our kitchens cleaner and our garbage cans from stinking. But let's be honest—we all take our garbage disposals for granted. However, it's time to change that.
The temperatures will dip and it will get chilly during the Winter months. You want to make sure your furnace is running at peak efficiency before the cooler weather settles over the Westchester area, and you also should make sure your home's windows and doors don’t let in any cold air. Here are some tips for ensuring your home is weathertight and your furnace is running at optimal energy-efficiency for Winter.
Like most things in our home, we take our plumbing systems for granted, at least until there's a problem. Winter is the time of year we're more likely than ever to see plumbing issues, and the last thing you want to deal with on Christmas morning is a burst pipe, right?
Mold growth underneath kitchen, bathroom, and laundry room sinks can be caused by a number of factors. Inadequate ventilation, improper air flow, high levels of humidity, and plumbing leaks are all common culprits. While some levels of humidity are pretty much a given in your home, plugging up those plumbing leaks before they do any more damage can save you money on your water bill and keep mold in check.
When you cook on your stovetop, your range's hood fan helps keep your kitchen cleaner and less smoky by filtering out the air around your stove. Inevitably, grease finds its way into your range's hood filter, and since it's vital to the life of your appliances that you keep their filters cleaned, your range hood deserves a good cleaning, ideally every month.