Central AC Units vs. Ductless Mini-Split AC Units: What’s the Difference?

While reviewing your options for air conditioning, you might have heard about something called a ductless mini-split AC. While this type of unit shares many features with a traditional central air system, it differs in several crucial ways. This is important to know if you’re planning a new AC installation. A ductless setup may fit [...]

The Negative Effects of California Wildfires on Water Quality

There is a seemingly permanent haze is on the horizon. At times, the gray cloud of dust and smoke comes closer, causing a tickle in the back of your throat. These are some of the immediate changes residents in towns and localities near the California wildfires notice. Despite these clear signs of wildfires and the [...]

Is it Time to Replace Your Main Water Line?

Your water main is the line that connects your home to the municipal water supply which runs along your street. The part of the line that belongs to you is typically the portion on your property. Clean water should flow freely from the city’s line, into your water main, then your pipes, and to your [...]

6 Essential Steps to Take after House Flooding

If you do not live in a flood-prone area, you might think you have no reason to worry about your home suffering from flood damage. However, many areas that were not considered flood prone in the past are now at risk, due to changes in weather patterns and construction projects that divert natural water sources. [...]

6 Signs Your Drinking Water Needs Testing

In most parts of the United States, homes connect to the municipal water system. This means that the cities collect water and then treat it at a water treatment facility before sending it to your home. It's easy to assume this means that all harmful bacteria and other contaminants are gone before the water comes [...]

How Plumbing Problems Can Invite Pests Into Your Home

Leaks in your home are bad enough, but what if they're also the source of your pest problem? Or perhaps you’ve noticed that you have a pest like ants, cockroaches or mosquitos in your home, but haven’t been able to get rid of them by using regular do it yourself solutions. It could be that [...]

Dishwasher vs. Hand-washing: The Pros and Cons

Are you on the fence about getting a dishwasher? You may wonder if the investment in this appliance will pay off in the end--not only in saving time, but money where your energy and water bills are concerned. Dishwasher vs. hand-washing is a complex debate with die-hard believers on either side. We’ve gathered the data [...]