Just because the temperatures are dropping doesn’t mean you have to stop using your home’s outdoor space. These cooler winter months can actually bring ample opportunities for getting outside and spending time with loved ones. In winter, as throughout the rest of the year, you need outdoor furniture that can withstand precipitation and changing temperatures. With that in mind, Read More
Getting the air heat delivered via your HVAC (Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning) systems to your actual living spaces involves several parts of a HVAC system. One part is the large rectangular duct work in your attic that helps to deliver hot or cold air. This is one part of your HVAC system. Sometimes the air that gets forced through these ducts can leak out through loose or broken connections. This is a great time to conduct home maintenance and check to make sure no air is leaking from this duct work. If it is, you are wasting money as the hot or cold air is not being delivered to the living areas of your home and Read More
Four out of five fire-related deaths occur in the home. What’s more, 33 percent of house fires are caused by unkempt fireplaces and chimneys. That’s why it’s vital to make sure your chimney is clear and that you properly tend to your fireplace — your family’s safety depends on it. Nothing is worse than a home that is expected to be cozy but instead is on fire because of the lack of care of the home. Home maintenance is key to keeping a home safe, healthy and efficient for the entire family.
In this article, Elizabeth Dodson, cofounder of HomeZada, discusses the importance of maintaining a fireplace and provides tips you can use to make sure your fireplace is safe this winter. We hope you have a cozy and delightful winter.
In climates where the temperature drops below freezing, it is important to insulate outdoor pipes for either the home or the landscape irrigation system. Forgetting to insulate outdoor pipes can lead to pipes that can burst and valves that can break due to severely cold temperatures. Insulating outdoor pipes can prevent damage to your home and the plumbing systems during the difficult winter season. The worst thing that can happen is a pipe burst during Read More
Your washing machine has hoses that connect for both hot and cold water. During the years of use, these rubber hoses can wear out over time due to high water pressure and vibration. To inspect washing machine hoses is a great maintenance tip to see if there is any bulging or softening in the hose. This is also a simple maintenance tip that can be done in a few minutes.
Because a broken washing machine hose can cause a lot of water damage given the volume and pressure of water in these hoses. A quick review of the hoses is simple, however to replace the hoses will take more time than a few minutes. There is also a drainage hose that should be