Replacing the Dishwasher

  Dishwashers are a luxury many take for granted until they stop working. If the dishwasher starts acting up, it doesn’t always mean it needs to be replaced, often it can be repaired. However, if the dishwasher is showing any of the five issues below, it’s time for a new one. Broken Door Latch This… Continue reading Replacing the Dishwasher

Replacing the Water Heater

Water heaters can last a long time, but eventually they do need replaced. Most people don’t know their water heater is close to dying and won’t have a clue until they are taking ice cold showers. Here are some indicators of when it’s time to get a new one: Age Homeowners can find out the… Continue reading Replacing the Water Heater

Keeping Pets Out of the Toilet

Animals drinking out of the toilet bowl has been a prominent funny bit in movies for decades. However, for many pet owners it is also a reality. While it might seem endearing, or just plain annoying to some, there could be harmful effects to pets from drinking toilet water. Many homeowners use chemically-based cleaners for… Continue reading Keeping Pets Out of the Toilet

Preventing Spring Storm Wind Damage

The warmer temperatures the Treasure Valley is experiencing can bring some pretty nasty storms. One of the most damaging components of these spring storms is the powerful winds. It can cause damage to homes and yards, creating a costly mess. While the Treasure Valley might not get hurricane-strength winds, it does get some pretty forceful… Continue reading Preventing Spring Storm Wind Damage

7 Common Places Mold Hides

Mold can be hazardous to health and can cause structural problems in a home. Spotting and taking care of mold right away can help prevent these issues. So where should homeowners look for mold growth? Here are the seven most common places mold is found in the home: Flooded basements or cellars Mold loves wet,… Continue reading 7 Common Places Mold Hides

Plumbers’ Pet Peeves

With drains that are constantly clogged, and toilets that run for hours, homeowners can get tired of calling a plumber for help. However, treating plumbing issues oneself can create problems. Here are plumbers’ biggest pet peeves: Drano Chemically loaded drain cleaners rarely get the whole clog. The chemicals in them can also ruin pipes over… Continue reading Plumbers’ Pet Peeves