Don’t Ignore These End-of-Season Heater Repair Needs

May 17th, 2021

woman-wrapped-in-blanket-sipping-from-mugSummer is almost upon us! It might seem silly to even be thinking about our heating systems this time of the year, but if you’ve been here all winter long and into spring, then you were using yours pretty consistently, right? Our heaters do certainly get a lot of work, and therefore they need an adequate amount of care.

This means maintenance, first and foremost. You should be doing some small maintenance tasks on your own, such as changing out the air filter and making sure the heating system itself and your vents are unobstructed so airflow isn’t restricted. But you should also be scheduling professional heating maintenance once a year.

During this service, our technicians thoroughly inspect, clean, and adjust components that need it, all while looking for small repair needs and alerting you to them so you can get them on your schedule sooner rather than later. If you had this service done already last fall, then you may already know what repair needs you have or maybe you already took care of them. But if you skipped the tune-up, you should heed these end-of-season repair needs now so you don’t have to worry about an ineffective heater next fall. Continue Reading

Importance of Maintaining Your Sump Pump

May 3rd, 2021

sump-pumpOne of our goals is to always be here with helpful advice for our customers. This is the time of year that flooding from melting snow and heavy rain is quite common, and we want to make sure you’re well prepared for that. One of the best ways to prepare is with regular sump pump maintenance.

You will need professional maintenance at least once a year to make sure your sump pump is functioning as it should. However, there are quarterly maintenance tasks that homeowners should do on their own as well. By doing this, you’ll be able to rely on your sump pump and you’ll know when to call us for repairs. But how do you do this? What are these maintenance tasks? Read on to find out! Continue Reading

Why You Should Only Trust a Pro for Your Drain Cleaning

April 19th, 2021

drain-with-water-going-downWhen you have a clogged drain in your home—one of the most common plumbing problems there is—it’s easy to look for a quick fix. You can hope for the best, but unfortunately, that quick fix isn’t so quick after all.

There are some instances where a little bit of “do-it-yourself” (DIY) work can solve problems. There are other times, however, that it is better to leave the job to trained professionals. Drain clogs can fall into the former category, but when we talk about relieving a drain clog on your own, we don’t mean reaching for that bottle of store-bought drain cleaner you got at the hardware store. We mean using a plunger and a little bit of ‘elbow grease,’ and when that’s not enough it’s time to call a pro.

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“Should I Have a Whole-House Generator Installed?”

April 5th, 2021

whole-house-generatorThere are some things in your home that you hope you’ll never need, but when you do need them, you’ll be glad you have them. Your sump pump is one example. A fire extinguisher is another. And then, there’s the generator.

Maybe you already own a portable generator. These systems come in handy for things like heating a cooktop on a camping trip or a tailgate party. They’re not recommended—nor even considered very safe—for powering up your entire home in the case of a power outage. No, for that you’ll want a whole-house generator.

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Tank vs. Tankless: Which water Heater Installation Is Better?

March 29th, 2021

hot-water-coming-from-faucetIf there is any appliance in your home that’s easy to take for granted, it’s likely going to be the water heater. This is true even though it’s one of the home comfort appliances we rely on the most—can you imagine being without hot water?!

When it’s time to replace your water heater, or pick a water heater for a brand new home, then you’ll want to trust experienced professional plumbers to help you with the job. This includes helping you decide between the traditional tank water heater or a tankless water heater. They each have their own benefits, but which is best for your home?

Read our guide below and we can help you decide. Continue Reading

When Should You Have Your Septic System Serviced?

March 8th, 2021

question-markIf you’re one of many homeowners utilizing a septic system for your wastewater needs, then you may wonder if it’s important to have that system professionally maintained and serviced. The answer is yes! So, how often should this happen? We recommend that the average family have their services every 3 to 4 years. Professional septic tank flushing and maintenance ensure that the tank doesn’t undergo too much stress.

Our professional septic system services also help balance the bacteria levels so that the septic tank can do its job effectively. Otherwise, you could find yourself with a frustrating and unhygienic problem on your hands. Read on as we talk more about maintaining bacteria levels and the importance of professional septic system services. Continue Reading

Yes, You Need an Electrical Panel Upgrade If…

February 22nd, 2021

technicians-hands-working-on-wires-in-electrical-panelWe’re about to cover some pretty apparent signs that you’re in need of an electrical panel upgrade. The thing is, most homeowners don’t realize that the amount of electronics and appliances they have set up in their home puts an increasingly large amount of demand on their existing electrical panels. Homes today have exponentially more electrical demands than even just a decade ago.

So, when’s the last time you had an electrical inspection? If it hasn’t been within the last 10 years, now is probably the time. Well, actually now is the time—give us a call! We want to help you avoid electrical problems that could lead to electrocution or fire. We’re here to protect your home and family. Read on as we uncover some of the top signs that it’s time for your electrical panel to be upgraded. Continue Reading

Is My Toilet Leaking?

February 8th, 2021

toiletOf all the issues that you may encounter in your home relating to your plumbing system, a busted toilet is just about as inconvenient as they come. If you suspect that your toilet is leaking, you should definitely get in touch with a professional plumber right away. Unless, of course, you can find a super obvious cause of the problem.

Confused yet?

That’s okay! We’re just highlighting our point that even “simple” plumbing problems, like a leaking toilet, are often more complex than you’d expect. That’s why, should you need a professional plumber, it is so important that you work with a trained professional that you can trust. And when it comes to plumbing in Alstead, NH—that’s us! Continue Reading

4 Common Reasons to Call an Electrician

January 25th, 2021

electrical-hazardWe’re pretty upfront about most jobs around the house being best-suited to professionals. There are definitely exceptions to this rule, of course. Changing your air filter, for instance, or some basic thermostat troubleshooting.

When it comes to the electrical services that you need in your home, though, you really do need to call in a professional electrician in Acworth,  NH.

Electricity is not something to take any chances with. It is infinitely beneficial to our lives, but it can also be very dangerous if you don’t use it correctly. Fortunately, working with our electricians means that things are always done the right way. So keep the following in mind, and remember to dial our number when you’re in need of an electrician that you can trust.

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Avoid the Blackout With a Whole-House Generator

January 11th, 2021

generatorBack in the day, when homes only had a few small items that used electricity, blackouts weren’t such a big deal. Today however they can seriously mess with your daily life and your home’s operation. It doesn’t matter how many candles you own, when the power goes out everyone starts asking the same question: “When will it come back on?”

What if a blackout or power outage didn’t have to be such a big interruption though? If you have a whole-house generator, you are going to get better protection against power outages if and when they pop up. That means you can continue with your day with little disturbance.

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