What Can I Do About a Broken Window Seal

Why did your window fog up, and what you need to do to see things clearly again? The problem with your window most likely a broken window seal. Today’s windows have two or three panes of glass separated by air space and sealed around the edges with a flexible elastic sealant to keep humidity out, […]

Dangers of Aluminum Wiring

While believed to be the cause of many house fires, the everyday use of aluminum wiring in the 1970s is no longer allowed in most cities. If installed correctly, aluminum wire can be as safe as copper wire. When installed incorrectly, aluminum wire can become very problematic. The expansion and contraction of aluminum wire when […]

How to Fix a Frozen Garbage Disposal

From time to time, garbage disposal motors may freeze, leaving them ineffective. You will know when this occurs when you turn on the disposal and only hear a slight hum instead of the grinding and crushing of a properly functioning garbage disposal. This hum is usually the result of an object getting stuck into the […]

Facts About Galvanized Plumbing

Many homes built before the 1970s may have “galvanized” plumbing. Galvanized pipes are steel pipes covered with a protective layer of zinc. Galvanized plumbing was a popular choice in new homes and discontinued after discovering the zinc coating erodes over time. As the outer layer of zinc wears away over time, corrosion can start to […]

Dangers of Dryer Vent Lint Build-Up

Clogged vents, ducts, and filters are the primary cause of dryer fires. According to the U.S. Fire Administration: 2,900 home clothes dryer fires are reported each year and cause $435 million property loss. To help prevent lint build-up: Clean the lint filter before and after each load of laundry.  Keep the area behind the dryer […]