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Jun 15

How to Fix a Broken AC Unit

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Renting a home for the first time? Or perhaps just purchased an air conditioning unit? An AC unit can be a great way to keep temperatures down during the summertime, and most HVAC units can last an average of 12 years, yet only with proper AC repair and maintenance.

Why repair and maintain air conditioners? It could be simple and less time-consuming to simply call up an air conditioning company for all repair and maintenance needs, but why spend the money? Making a simple fix, such as replacing a dirty, clogged filter can lower your system’s energy consumption by 5-15%.

Note that AC repair and maintenance is also a preventative measure. Between 2006 and 2010, poorly maintained AC

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Jun 15

Avoid Fires by Keeping Up on AC Repairs

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On June 16, 2015 a duplex in Windsor, Ontario caught fire, sparked by an out-of-date air conditioner. In The United States, two thirds of homes have air conditioners. Out of those homes, only 42% with central air have them serviced every year. Additionally, back in 2010 there were 7,400 house fires cause by air conditioning or related equipment. Fires are a huge worry for homeowners who use air conditioning, but regular AC repair and service can prevent issues. Read on for some tips and facts to keep in mind!

Replace Your Equipment

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Of the US homes built in the 1980s, 20% have air conditioning units more than 20 years old. AC units that are not operating properly, whether because of broken parts or leaky

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Jun 15

The 3 Most Vital Care and Maintenance Tips for Your New Travertine Surface

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Travertine, a type of stone similar to limestone, is quickly becoming one of the most popular ways to embellish one’s home. These travertine pavers come in a wide variety of colors, from white and tan to brown and gold, meaning the possibilities are truly endless.

However, this unique type of stone requires equally unique care in order to keep its appearance looking as beautiful as it should.

With the proper care and maintenance, your beautiful new travertine pavers can look as amazing as it does now for decades to come. Here are three of the best ways to care for your travertine tile installation:

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Jun 15

5 Fascinating Facts About Water

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You might know that water is the most essential ingredient for life, but what you don’t know will totally shock you! Here are just a few of the most amazing facts about water.

  • The human body might be solid, but the majority of it is water. About 70% of an adult human’s body is made up of water, and at birth, water accounts for about four-fifths of a baby’s weight.
  • We all know we’re supposed to drink plenty of water, but it’s also possible to drink too much as it is to drink too little. A healthy person is capable of drinking about three gallons — 48 cups — of water per day. Drink too much water too quickly, though, and you can get water intoxication, which occurs when water dilutes the body’s sodium level, causing an imbalance of water in the brain.
  • The United States uses a

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Jun 15

To Trench or Not to Trench? Trenchless Pipe Repair

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Are your sewer pipes at home not working? Do you need a drain cleaning company to repair or replace them? You’re in luck; there are plenty of draining cleaning companies in the United States. Pipes older than 40 years are prime candidates for repair or at least inspection.

For sewer pipe repair, however, you better save up. The pipes aren’t the only things you will need to have replaced.

Many homeowners will tell you that sewer pipes are notoriously difficult to repair for the simple reason that they’re buried deep underground. Getting to those pipes typically requires digging large trenches on one’s property. The resulting pits are an eyesore to say the least. Pipe repair projects often require restoration work for the front and back yards (sometimes both) in addition t

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