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Winterizing Your Home – Part 2

  • Posted by Lawrence De Hart
  • On October 11, 2013
Winterizing your home can take the better part of a weekend but it is well worth the effort once winter arrives. 6 – Check your foundation and rake away all debris and vegetation from the foundation. Seal up any entry points to keep critters from crawling under the house, a mouse can slip through space […]
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Winterizing Your Home – Part 1

  • Posted by Lawrence De Hart
  • On October 10, 2013
Now is a good time to start winterizing  your home, especially while the weather is descent to work in. Your home will require maintenance to keep it in tip top shape to survive the winter. 1 – Have an HVAC professional inspect and clean your furnace. Stock up on furnace filters and change them monthly. 2 – […]
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Where Rain Water Goes

  • Posted by Lawrence De Hart
  • On October 9, 2013
When rain water falls to the ground it is distributed to many places. It is soaked into the ground and flows through the city storm drainage system.  Water that puddles on roads and sidewalks eventually evaporates into the atmosphere into clouds that make what? Rain!  Storm water pipes carry rain water from your neighborhoods, towns and cities […]
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Plumber’s Snake

  • Posted by Lawrence De Hart
  • On October 8, 2013
A plumber’s snake, sometimes known as a “Turd Chaser” is a flexible auger used to remove clogs in plumbing that cannot be loosened with a plunger.  Most of these devices consist of a coiled metal wire with space between the coils at the end. The other end has a crank that rotates the coiled wire as […]
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What Is A Pumpkin?

  • Posted by Lawrence De Hart
  • On October 7, 2013
A pumpkin is a certain type of squash. Pumpkins like other squash are native to North America. They typically have a thick, orange or yellow shell, creased from stem to bottom, containing seeds and pulp. Pumpkins are grown all around the world for a variety of reasons ranging from agricultural (feeding farm animals) to commercial […]
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What Is Hard Water?

  • Posted by Lawrence De Hart
  • On October 4, 2013
Hard water contains a lot of calcium, magnesium and other minerals. Groundwater acquires these minerals by dissolving them from surrounding soil and rock. Water treatment plants measure water hardness in terms of grains per gallon (GPG ).  How can hard water affect you? Hard water causes two problems. Dissolved calcium and magnesium precipitate out of […]
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When Life Gives You Lemons – Clean With Them!

  • Posted by Lawrence De Hart
  • On October 3, 2013
Lemons are a natural organic substance that can act as an environmentally friendly cleaning agent. Buy a bag of lemons and get to work! *Use as a dish/kitchen cleaner to scrub dishes, counter top stains( not to be used on marble & granite) and the sink. *Make furniture polish by mixing one cup olive oil with 1/2 cup […]
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Home Garbage Disposal

  • Posted by Lawrence De Hart
  • On October 2, 2013
The garbage disposal was invented in 1927. The device was patented in 1935 and went on sale in 1940. When you use your garbage disposal, I bet you don’t think about how it reduces landfill waste. Many cities tried to prohibit use of garbage disposals fearing the food waste was a threat to city sewer […]
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Replace Your Toilet

  • Posted by Lawrence De Hart
  • On October 1, 2013
Did you know you can save thousands of gallons of water per year if you replace your toilet? Old inefficient toilets can use 3-4 gallons per flush. This amounts to thousands of gallons of water wasted per year.  A new toilet will only use on the average 1.6 gallons per flush, not only saving water but saving […]
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Drain Cleaning

  • Posted by Lawrence De Hart
  • On September 29, 2013
Taking care of a sewer backup Drain Cleaning Sunday morning!  When we say 24 Hour Emergency service we take it to “Hart” 😉
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