August 18, 2017

Many washing machine hoses are made from rubber, which inevitably cracks over time, increasing the risk of the hose bursting. By using hoses that are covered with metal casings, you prevent the likelihood of weak spots developing in the hose and... Read more

August 11, 2017

Baking soda and vinegar are one of the most underrated power couples. The two of them combined are unstoppable and provide a wide range of uses for all around the house (besides fun science experiments!). One of the more useful duties these... Read more

August 7, 2017

Having a garburator or garbage disposal in your kitchen is a great way to make clean up faster and easier. However, proper use of these appliances is necessary to prevent them from becoming blocked or breaking down. To prevent the inconvenience... Read more

July 31, 2017

Furnace humidifiers add water vapour to the heated air that is distributed throughout your home. The humidifier valve is what allows the water to enter the humidifier. If debris builds up between the valve’s plunger and the solenoid, the valve... Read more

July 24, 2017

Tankless water heaters, or on demand water heaters, operate differently than traditional water heaters because they only heat water when the faucets are turned on. This means that water is only heated when it’s needed, and a tank is not necessary... Read more

July 18, 2017

Flooding is many homeowners’ worst nightmare. Large amounts of water are difficult and sometimes dangerous to remove from your home, and have the potential to destroy everything they come in contact with. A flood may even force you to evacuate... Read more

July 12, 2017

Sacrificial anodes are rods made out of highly active metals such as zinc, magnesium, or aluminum or magnesium alloys that are developed specifically to protect other, less active metal surfaces. Sacrificial anodes are considered “sacrificial”... Read more

July 7, 2017

Don’t wait until an emergency to find your shutoff valve! Regardless of how new your home is, it’s always smart to be prepared for worst case scenarios. And one of the worst-case scenarios any homeowner deals with is a busted... Read more

July 4, 2017

If you’re like most homeowners, the answer is likely not at all. As long as you have hot water to shower or bathe, you probably don’t ever consider what that vital component is doing. It can be easy to neglect the mechanical areas of our homes,... Read more