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Spooky Things Hiding in Your Bathroom

Palmer’s House Hotel has nothing on what can be lurking in your own bathroom! Prevent any of these things from taking over your bathroom and get rid of them as soon as possible. Malicious Mold and Mildew Mold and mildew can build up over time around areas prone to getting wet. If your bathrooms aren’t …

What is Radiant Floor Heating?

If you’re tired of feeling like your home is stuffy and dry during the cold months, radiant floor heating may be your saving grace. Radiant floor heating is a heating system that is installed under your floorboards, allowing for heat to rise through your room rather than being blown out of vents. If you’re looking …

Should I Get a Backup Battery for My Sump Pump?

An abnormally rainy spring or a Minnesota winter with heavy snow can cause serious water problems for homeowners. Once the ground is saturated, water may begin to find its way into basements, especially in areas prone to flooding or where the water table is high.  Sump pumps can help move excess water away from your …

Bad Plumbing Habits for Pet Owners

Pets are considered man’s best friend, but that doesn’t mean they can’t wreak havoc on our homes. That being said, one popular detail our living space that we tend to overlook, which is usually the first to be tarnished, is our plumbing. Granted, bathing your furry friend in the tub may seem like a cute, …

The Best Places to Install USB Outlets in Your Home

In a world of smartphones, laptops, and a plethora of electronic devices and accessories, keeping track of charging cables and their wall adaptor companions can be a hassle. A simple solution to this issue is to install USB power outlets, which have USB ports in place of, or alongside, traditional electrical outlets.  With a USB …

Understanding Watts Vs. Lumens

New developments in compact fluorescent lighting (CFL) are making incandescent light bulbs a thing of the past. These hi-tech bulbs are much more power-efficient. Instead of “watts”, these new lights include “lumens” on their packaging as another way to describe how much light the bulb produces. We know that all these technical terms can seem …

Why is My Shower Head Making a Screaming Noise?

Is your showerhead making a screeching sound every time you turn it on? If so, there may be a number of reasons as to why this is happening. While you’re probably better off hiring a plumber to properly diagnose the problem, there are a few things you can fix yourself to get rid of the …

What Bathroom Fixtures You NEED to Splurge On

Remodeling your bathroom is a fantastic way to increase your home’s value and enhance its functionality. Whether you’re trying to make the bathroom easier to use for family members or you just want to update a space that hasn’t been used, remodeling your bathroom is worth the investment. However, knowing where to start and what …

Why Tree Roots LOVE Your Sewer Lines

As a homeowner, one of the most costly repairs you can run into is sewer line damage. Often, sewer lines are damaged by the very trees and landscaping that attracted you to the house in the first place. If you have large trees in your yard, or you plan on planting trees in the future, …