Every year many people are harmed from being exposed to deadly gasses and substances emitted from fireplaces and furnaces. Your home heating is essential during winter, particularly in cold zones, but if neglected can become dangerous. Properly functioning furnace flues and exhaust vents are critical in keeping your home free from toxic airborne elements. See […]
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More than 15,000 household fires a year are begun by laundry dryers. See how to prevent dryer vent clogging (and potential fire hazards) and keep your home safe.
Though home maintenance can be tedious, in the long run, it saves homeowners a good sum of money by avoiding damage and repairs. Roofing, chimneys, gutters, and drainage pipes should all be inspected yearly for wear, with maintenance best done before the wintry weather arrives. Here are five benefits of regular gutter cleaning that all […]
Maintaining your HVAC system should be an easy decision. Regular maintenance extends the life of your system and helps identify needed repairs before they turn into more significant problems. However, misinformation abounds on the internet along with half-baked opinions, and it’s no wonder that many people develop misconceptions about HVAC servicing. Here are five air […]
Get ready for winter by ensuring your home can withstand whatever the worst of the season throws at it. Is your HVAC ready to face extended chilly weather and heavy snowfalls? Are your roof and guttering able to withstand fierce winds and heavy rain? Here are seven seasonal maintenance calls you should make before this […]
When money’s tight, homeowners look for savings, and cooling and heating costs are generally a significant component of the household budget. At such times considering DIY fireplace care can be tempting. Homeowners often think chimney cleaning logs will help reduce maintenance costs. When the logs are set in the fireplace and burnt, they reduce creosote, […]
As fall colors deepen in Northern Virginia, fireplaces roar back into life with the end of warm days and the beginning of chilly evenings. At this time, homeowners may find problems getting their fires to burn cleanly or notice that smoke and odors are not drawn effectively out of the room through the chimney. As […]
No matter the style of your home or roof, you’ll have gutters installed. And those gutters quickly get clogged with fallen leaves, dirt, lichen, and even birds nests. Experts recommend you clean them out at least twice a year. Keeping your gutters clean will save you time and money on repairs to your roof and […]
Did you know that failing to clean and maintain dryer vents may account for thousands of annual house fires? Dryer vent fires are more common than you think and have resulted in millions of dollars of property damage, injuries, and the occasional death. We don’t mean to scare you but stress the importance of dryer […]
Did you know that most of the toxins we breathe in every day come from inside our homes? That’s right. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), some pollutants are 2 to 5 times higher indoors than outdoors. Since we spend about 90% of our time indoors, that’s a scary thought. But we can be […]
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