When to Call an Electrician

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It’s happened to everyone. You’re home, you’re enjoying a movie, or maybe relaxing on the couch and reading a good book by lamplight, when suddenly the lights flicker. Or buzz a little. Or even go out entirely.

What do you do?

Step 1 on any list of home electrical tips is always to check the bulb, assuming that was the only thing that went out. If it wasn’t the only thing to go out, then step 1.1 sends you to the breaker box to see if anything has been tripped. Assuming nothing has been, you may actually have a genuine electrical problem on your hands.

Beyond these simple fixes, and presuming you don’t have a degree in electrical engineering, step 2 is always to find an electrician. A professional, licensed electrician not only knows how to fix whatever’s wrong, but they know ho Continue reading “When to Call an Electrician”

The Benefits of Checking Your Plumbing and Heating Systems Regularly

Plumbers tips

The word “plumbing” comes from the Latin “plumbum” which means “lead.” This is because plumbing pipes were once made from lead. Today, plumbing is a lot different than it was in Ancient Roman times. On that note, the development of plumbing really began during the growth of modern, densely-populated cities in the 1800s.

The majority of plumbing services are generally provided alongside heating and air conditioning services. Notably, plumbers can offer plumbing safety tips and even provide an HVAC inspection. Plumbers tips usually involve not putting things like sanitary napkins, tampons, tissues, or cotton swabs down the toilet, and being careful not to put things like animal fats in the faucet. Notably, only a certified plumber is reliable when it Continue reading “The Benefits of Checking Your Plumbing and Heating Systems Regularly”