What is a Puff Back?

Puff Back

Many homeowners may not be aware of what puff back is, but for those that have experienced it, it can be a real hassle to deal with. Puff back is the result of a small explosion inside of your furnace caused from built up debris and oil that is interfering with the ignition of the furnace. The explosion that results will shoot soot through the furnace’s exhaust system and into your home. The aftermath of a puff back explosion is a messy one as soot will likely cover your floors and walls. If you have an older furnace or one that has not gotten proper maintenance, then you may want to take steps to prevent puff back from occurring.

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Hidden Water Leak?

Water Leak?

A hidden water leak in your home can be a scary and expensive situation. Although the water leak may be hidden, there are often signs that can alert you to a potential problem. Catching a water leak as soon as possible can save you money and possibly prevent greater damage to your home.

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Summer Storm Damage

Storm Damage

Damaging storms can take place any time of the year, but most people associate springtime with rain and storms. Summer can also have storms that may damage your home and property. Damage can come from strong winds, hail or heavy rain. If your home does become damaged by a summer storm, it is important to take quick action to get the damage repaired, as well as to report any damage to your insurance company.

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Sump Pump Failure

Sump Pumps

If your home includes a sump pump, then you’ve prepared yourself for the possibility of water leaking into your home, as well as to prevent flooding in your basement. But what do you do if your sump pump fails to work? If you see signs of water in your basement, then it is time to assess whether your sump pump is working properly. There are several common reasons why a sump pump will fail and diagnosing the problem is the first step in preventing unwanted water from entering your basement or crawl space area.

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Clean Carpet Tips

Tips for Cleaning your Carpets

As many know, carpet must be properly cleaned and maintained in order to keep allergens and dust mites that live in your carpet at bay. Carpet is good at hiding dirt, but don’t be fooled, even though it is hiding, those pollutants are still infiltrating your home. Here we offer several tips for keeping your carpets cleaner, which will not only prolong the life of your carpet, but keep you and your family breathing easier all year long.

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What is Hoarding?

Do you Have a Hoarding Problem?

Most American homes have fallen victim to clutter. Whether you have kids, pets, an at home business, or a busy life, clutter can accumulate over time. For many having a cluttered home is embarrassing and can been seen as messy and disorganized, which does not reflect well on the homeowner. While clutter can be cleaned up and organized fairly quickly, for those that have a compulsive disorder in which they hoard items, the cleanup can be a more dramatic and intense undertaking.

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