The holiday season is upon us and as traveling occurs more often you don’t want to neglect preparing your home for your absence. Below are a few tips and tricks to help keep your home safe, prepare it for severe weather and emergency situations while you’re away.
Listen to the noises your home makes. Houses may not actually speak to you but that doesn’t mean they aren’t giving you clues about their condition. Here’s are a few of the most common and spooky sounds you may be hearing.
Most people don’t give much thought to their water heater. As long as water keeps flowing, everything must be fine! But that may not be true. The sediment forms a layer of insulation between the gas burner and the water. The sediment slows the transfer of heat into the water and overheats the tank bottom. […]
Schedule your furnace systems check BEFORE the weather turns cold and beat the rush! If you haven’t thought about it, now is the PERFECT time to get your home ready for Fall. Check out our checklist for getting your home ready. We encourage you to call Applewood today and schedule your furnace systems […]
One home structure fire is reported every 85 seconds. (National Fire Protection Agency) When your circuits “breaks,” or trip, your home is talking to you. Do you know what it’s saying? Here are a few warning signs and safety tips to keep your home electrically safe and sound: If you would like a licensed electrician […]
Warmer weather brings an increase in outdoor work and electrical Hazards can be found not only inside but outside as well. Here are a few tips to help avoid issues. By paying a little attention now, you can avoid major headaches later on. If you’re even a little unsure, we encourage you to call Applewood […]
Sometimes your home is literally telling you that there is something wrong… all you have to do is listen to it. Here are tips for plumbing leak detection. Call a professional if you hear or see any of the following since larger issues could be lurking.
Winter is just around the corner. Are your pipes safe? Before the real deep freeze of winter sets in, here are tips for preventing frozen pipes. Frozen pipes can create a huge mess – and expense. Last year, Applewood repaired hundreds of broken frozen pipes during the winter months with average repair costs at nearly […]
Wet wipes and similar product are often advertised as flushable, but are being blamed now for creating clogs and backups in sewer systems around the U.S. Here is some information about “flushable” wipes.