Posts Tagged ‘education’

One winter, on a Saturday night, it was my turn to cover the phones. A customer called at about 10:00 p.m. and said “everything was backed up” in his house. No matter how many times he tried to fix the problem, he couldn’t stop the downstairs shower drain from overflowing, and he needed help. When […]


This last heat wave really made those without air-conditioners want one… and those who did have one …pray that the record breaking heat wouldn’t break the one they had. And so it was with my neighbor. As I pulled into my driveway on one of those hot days, he came out to meet me. The […]


Plumbing seems simple enough, but it can often be a mystery to the inexperienced consumer. I’ve compiled a short list of common myths, legends, and sage advice. Hopefully they can assist you the next time you run into a plumbing problem, or help you avoid one altogether. Low water pressure is not really low water […]


Ductless Heat Pumps (aka Ductless Mini-Split Systems) have become the new efficient way to heat a home, especially for homeowners with all-electric homes, who rely on baseboards or electric wall heaters for home heating. The reports of efficiency and quiet operation have generated so much interest with homeowners and businesses, we’re often approached by folks […]


Tankless water heaters are all the rage. They appeal to everyone, from the home hunter, to the conservationist, to the comfort and convenience minded. And it’s no wonder. You get better efficiency, and endless hot water, with a unit that doesn’t occupy much more space than a large suitcase. These features and benefits are what […]


You have work…school…guests coming over… and everyone in the family needs hot water now. Unfortunately, life as you know it has just been interrupted by a leaking water heater. The inconvenience is bad enough, but when you factor in the possibility of water damage, it can become catastrophic. One of the first things I ask […]


Most of us take summer vacations expecting to leave our worries behind, not worry about what we left behind and undone. In this reprise of our “Vacation Checklist” article, we’ll share how to make your home safe and secure before you leave on vacation, and why it’s so important. “Hello, this is Bruce Sr with […]