electrical inspection checklist

Home Electrical Inspection Checklist

Owning a home comes with many joys, such as having a place to call your own, to host holiday dinners, to make memories, and it’s the epitome of the American dream. That said, all of the good things go hand-in-hand with related responsibilities, such as roof maintenance, HVAC maintenance, landscaping, plumbing… While many items are […]

Common Plumbing Problems

Common Plumbing Problems & When to Call a Plumber

In a perfect world, we’d never run out of toilet paper and if it were up to us, plumbing problems wouldn’t exist. But since we don’t live in a perfect world full of functioning plumbing and the like, it’s best to educate yourself so you know what to do what a plumbing-related problem arises. Playing […]

AC Maintenance Checklist

AC Maintenance Checklist for Homeowners

Owning a home offers so many things: pride in having a place to call your own, a space to relax and raise a family, and hopefully, an investment in property that increases in value with the passage of time. It also comes with a list of things to maintain in order to keep everything functioning […]

led vs regular light bulbs

Incandescent vs LED Light Bulbs

It seems like every day, we are reminded of the many ways in which our actions negatively impact the planet. For one thing, tons and tons of waste ends up in landfills, and in our oceans. Yet not everyone is lining up to jump on the “Save the Planet” bandwagon, because in some ways, it […]

burnt wall outlet

How to Fix a Burnt Wall Outlet

Having a burnt wall outlet poses a range of concerns: from the inconvenience of not being able to access electricity in that particular area of your home, to the worry of whether it poses a fire hazard. You need to take care of it as soon as possible. But is this one of those issues […]

how to test a GFCI outlet

How to Test a GFCI Outlet

Whether you’re renting or own a home, it’s good to have some basic knowledge on how to troubleshoot simple things around the house. It alleviates the pressure of calling your landlord or missing work to meet a professional and pay them for easy-to-fix issues. Now, there are plenty of instances when you do need a skilled technician […]

toilet seal replacement

How to Replace a Toilet Seal

One of the most important components of the toilet is the seal. The small but mighty seal is a wax ring that sits on the floor and stops both water and foul odors from leaking into your home. While the average toilet seal can last between 20 and 30 years, sometimes it needs to be […]

broken garbage disposal

How to Troubleshoot & Fix a Broken Garbage Disposal

Garbage disposals are one of the most underrated appliances in the home. Thanks to garbage disposals, we can effortlessly discard food scraps while washing the dishes. But if you’re garbage disposal isn’t functioning as it should, cleaning the kitchen can be even more time consuming. Luckily, troubleshooting (and fixing) your garbage disposal can be a […]

toilet leaking from tank bolts

How to Fix a Toilet Leaking From Its Tank Bolts

The toilet is one of the most underrated components of the home. Sure, toilets aren’t glamorous, but life without modern-day plumbing would be very, very different (and not in a good way!). The thing about toilets is that they tend to be out of sight and out of mind, until something goes wrong. One of […]

toilet wont flush all the way

Toilet Won’t Flush All The Way

Your toilet is probably out of sight and out of mind. That is until something goes wrong. One of the most common toilet problems homeowners encounter is a toilet that won’t flush all the way. Before you can fix a toilet that won’t flush all the way, you need to know what the underlying causes. […]