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Your Garbage Disposal Doesn’t Want These Items

July 9th, 2018

woman and her daughter standing over kitchen sink washing dishesIf you are one of many homeowners who have a garbage disposal in their kitchen sink, then you probably can’t imagine cooking and cleaning up without it. Things like kitchen scraps, unfinished meals, and leftovers that are too far-gone to eat anymore all get scraped into your disposal system where you won’t have to worry about them stinking up your trash can. However, too much of a dependence on this system can get you in trouble.

Has your garbage disposal ever gotten jammed? Perhaps you’ve had to call a plumber in Cambridge a few times to pull something out of the mechanism. Or maybe you are reading this post because you don’t know if you’re putting your garbage disposal at risk. Fortunately, we have provided some guidance, below, to help you avoid a garbage disposal catastrophe.

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What to Do When Your Outlets Won’t Work

June 25th, 2018

American electrical outlet and cover plate, with screwdriver and wire nutsWhen it comes to your home’s electricity, there are two main safety concerns to consider—fire hazards and electrocution risk. Both of these issues arise from the current in your electrical system traveling in ways it is not supposed to. This is often the result of a short circuit, which diverts the electrical current into either flammable material or into a person that has come in contact with the current.

The best way to prevent against this, however, is by hiring a professional Andover electrician to install the right outlets in the right areas of your home. For the purpose of today’s blog post, we’re going to focus specifically on the GFCI outlet. But, let’s say you already have this type of outlet, and it just stopped working—what do you do next?

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How Healthy Is Your Water?

June 11th, 2018

Closeup shot of a father helping his baby girl wash her hands at a tapIt’s relatively easy to take clean water for granted, given the advancements made in the last few decades in city infrastructure and municipal water treatment plants. However, it’s important to know that you can’t 100% rely on your city to provide your household with perfectly clean and healthy water at all times.

Municipal water treatment systems are effective, but that water has a long way to travel before it reaches your taps, meaning there is room for contamination. The best way to protect your home and family from them is to have a separate water treatment system in your water line. But how do you know if you actually need one? We’ve shared some signs below to help you out. If you discover any of these to be true in your home, be sure to reach out to a professional plumber in Maple Grove ASAP.

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Beware These Repair Needs When Starting Up Your AC

May 28th, 2018

white question mark on blue backgroundWhy should you beware repair needs before you’ve even turned on your air conditioner for the season? Well, if you haven’t had maintenance on it, that’s a big reason right there. Preventive maintenance is called such for a reason—it helps prevent the biggest and costliest of repair needs. During maintenance, our highly trained and experienced staff takes a thorough look at each and every component of your cooling system.

We make adjustments as needed, and notify you of any need for AC repair in Columbus, MN at this time so you can get it on your schedule right away. But again, if you skip maintenance, then you shouldn’t be surprised by any of the following repairs when starting up your AC for the summer.

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Prevent Repairs with This One AC Service

May 14th, 2018

technician working on outdoor ac unitIt’s that time of year again—temperatures are still on the cool and rainy side for now, but soon enough they’ll warm up and you’ll have to start thinking about your air conditioning system. Our summers require their use on a pretty regular basis. That means they go through a lot of stress and natural wear and tear, which can lead to Columbus, MN HVAC repair needs.

The good news is, there is a way to prevent the biggest and costliest of repair needs, with one AC service—preventive maintenance! This should be done on a yearly basis for your air conditioner, unless you’re using a heat pump. Since heat pumps are year-round systems, maintenance should be done twice a year for these units. Checking for repair needs is an important part of HVAC maintenance, and if you manage them ASAP you’ll reduce the chance of running into a much bigger problem later on.

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Considerations to Make when Remodeling Your Bathroom

April 30th, 2018

Luxury bathroom with separated shower and toilet roomsWith spring officially here, and temperatures slowly but surely rising, many homeowners are considering various remodeling projects in their living space. Bathroom remodeling is one of the most popular projects people take on this time of the year, and many homeowners try to attempt this remodel on their own—this can be a mistake.

If you try to tackle a bathroom remodel on your own, you could potentially damage your plumbing in Andover, MN, or you could inadvertently do an installation wrong due to improper measurements. What you need is a qualified professional, which is where our team comes in! We’re happy to share with you some important considerations that should go into a bathroom remodel, and when the time comes we’re happy to be there for the installation and any other bathroom plumbing services you may need.

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Increase Your Home Convenience with These Electrical Installations

April 16th, 2018

light bulb being drawn by red pencilHomeowners across the country are increasing the demands they place on their electrical systems, with the addition of high tech gadgets that require charging, high-efficiency appliances, home entertainment systems, and even home security systems.

Each of these is meant to increase home convenience and can make great additions, so long as they’re installed by a professional electrician in Andover, MN. What kind of electrical installations are you considering for your home?

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So Your Pipes Froze, Now What?

April 2nd, 2018

Icicles hanging from a brown pipe. Frozen water and metal surface, winter time concept. selective focus shallow depth of field photoSpring is officially here, and soon enough temperatures will begin to warm up. Hopefully, you didn’t have any major household problems over winter. One of the most common household issues we receive calls for during this time of the year is that of frozen pipes. There are a couple things you can do before winter starts to prevent this from occurring at all.

First, you should open your faucets to drain any existing water left in pipes that won’t be used over the winter. Second, you should insulate vulnerable pipes. But what if you didn’t know these tips, or were surprised by how cold the weather got and now you are, in fact, dealing with frozen pipes?

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The Impact of a Dirty Air Filter on Your Furnace

March 19th, 2018

man holding air filterWhen we tell our customers to replace their air filters every 1-3 months, we aren’t just saying it as a random suggestion. We’re offering this tip as a way for you to get the most efficient and effective use out of your HVAC system as possible. And considering how much you’ve had to use your heater this weekend, chances are that you’d like to do anything you can to prevent furnace repair in Maple Grove, MN.

One way to do this is by performing one small maintenance task—changing your air filter. You may be surprised to find just how important this small HVAC component is. It’s about more than protecting your indoor air quality. In fact, your furnace’s air filter isn’t even there to protect your indoor air quality. Keep reading to learn more.

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Does Your Home Suffer from Hard Water?

March 5th, 2018

Pouring water in the kitchenMost water supplies in modern homes have a high level of filtration and conditioning before they even reach your faucets. Plus if you use ground water—a private well—you probably have your own Andover, MN water treatment system in place on site. However, something many people don’t realize is missing from their property and plumbing system is protection from hard water.

Hard water is the name given to water that has a high concentration of minerals in it—namely, calcium and magnesium. These minerals are, fortunately, harmless to ingest, however, they can do a lot of damage to your plumbing system. Hard water needs to be managed with a water softener as it enters the home, so that it doesn’t put your pipes out of commission. Keep reading to learn the signs that your home does in fact suffer from hard water.

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