De Hart Plumbing Blog

Attracting Birds

  • Posted by Admin
  • On March 20, 2018
With Springtime, it is time for attracting birds to your garden. You can make some simple items for attracting birds. Once you put out food and water all varieties of birds will come. One feeder you can make is by mixing one part peanut butter with three parts dry oats and spreading it on a […]
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Composting

  • Posted by Admin
  • On March 14, 2018
What should you compost?  Spring is right around the corner and it is time to think about gardening.  If you are composting, you will need to set up a designated compost bin or area. Once you do that, add regular garden dirt which can break down plant matter. The good composting matter should be a […]
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Preventative Maintenance Filters

  • Posted by Admin
  • On March 9, 2018
Preventive Maintenance is maintenance performed on a piece of equipment to prevent the likelihood of it failing.  Preventive maintenance is performed while the equipment is still working in the hopes that the maintenance will prevent any future breakdown.  Preventative Maintenance filters on HVAC systems have some of the benefits of reduced repairs, savings on energy […]
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Learning to Say No

  • Posted by Lawrence De Hart
  • On March 5, 2018
In business, sometimes you have to tell a customer,”no”. Saying no can be difficult because we always want to please our customers and keep them calling back for more work.  If you do say, “yes” when you really should have said “no”, it could leave you overwhelmed and resentful.  “No” can be said in a […]
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Grow Your Business With Referrals

  • Posted by Lawrence De Hart
  • On March 2, 2018
Want to grow your business with referrals? It takes great effort, but it is possible.  It takes more than a snappy reminder to ask a customer for a referral when scheduling or for the technician to ask for a referral. Asking can be hard with certain customers and you don’t want to seem selfish or […]
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Home Low Water Pressure

  • Posted by Lawrence De Hart
  • On March 1, 2018
Home low water pressure can be annoying.  When you have Home Low Water Pressure it can make daily tasks such as showering and doing dishes frustrating and time-consuming.  Finding the cause can be a common plumbing problem.  Some of the usual suspects can be mineral build-up and debris in the pipes.  Dirt and sand can […]
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Liquid Drain Cleaners

  • Posted by Lawrence De Hart
  • On February 23, 2018
Liquid drain cleaners may seem like a bargain, but they are not.  The chemicals in liquid drain cleaners, particularly the bargain brands have a high toxicity level.  The main chemical in these solutions is hydrochloric acid. which will erode pipes as it sits in them.  It can also erode the enamel on expensive fixtures in […]
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Substitute Kitchen Gadgets

  • Posted by Lawrence De Hart
  • On February 21, 2018
Try using these substitute kitchen gadgets.  *A WHISK: use 2 forks.  Place 2 forks so their tines intertwine. Tape the handles together and whisk away.  This will take a bit longer then if you actually used a whisk, but the outcome will be the same.  *A JAR OPENER: use a thick rubber band.  Wrap the […]
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Preventive Maintenance Servicing

  • Posted by Lawrence De Hart
  • On February 15, 2018
Preventive maintenance is the maintenance that is performed regularly on a piece of equipment to lessen the risk of it failing.  Preventive maintenance is performed while the equipment is still working so that it does not break down during regular use.  Preventive maintenance includes tests, adjustments, cleaning and parts replacement specifically performed to prevent failure […]
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Health Hints

  • Posted by Lawrence De Hart
  • On January 30, 2018
Here are some health hints.  Beef up your brain with “neurotics”.  Neurobics activates your brain biochemical pathways and uses all your senses.  Try these tasks.  *Brush your teeth, shave or write with your non-dominate hand  *Choose your clothes by touch only and then get dressed with your eyes closed  *Rearrange your kitchen counter or desk […]
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