Here are some great ‘Quick Tips’ to help you out at home. All of the tips are from Weltman Home Services team members!
Checking Your Sump Pump
A sump pump removes water that may enter your home through the foundation. Just a little water could cost thousands of dollars in damages so it’s important to know your sump pump is ready for anything Mother Nature may throw your way. This quick tips video explains how to check your sump pump at home to ensure it’s in good working order. Watch this video now to learn more!
Why A Professional, Annual A/C Check is Important
Experts agree that professional, annual a/c checks are important for helping avoid costly breakdowns and extend the life of your air conditioning equipment. When your a/c’s coils are dirty, your unit has to work that much more to cool your home. For an easy-to-do tip for you to do at home: first, turn the power to your a/c unit off on the breaker panel; then, spray the outside coils gently, top-down, with a garden hose. To learn more, watch this video!
Why You Should Consider CFL
CFL stands for Compact Fluorescent Lamp. Why should you consider them? First, they last roughly 10 times longer than traditional bulbs. Second, they’re efficient. The latest CFLs give a warm, inviting light and CFLs can be used virtually anywhere: table lamps, track lighting, ceiling fixtures, and outdoor lights. Watch this video now to learn more!
The Importance of a Furnace Check
Is your furnace ready for another winter? Professional furnace checks involves over 20 technical steps. To ensure your comfort, we check your furnace filter. If you don’t change your filter every month, dirt will collect in your furnace. When this happens, your furnace can’t move as much warm air into your home as it should. To ensure your safety, we check for carbon monoxide leaks. It can get into your home when your furnace’s flame isn’t adjusted correctly or when there’s a crack in your heat exchanger. Both need to be inspected. To learn more, watch this video!
The Importance of a GFCI
GFCI stands for Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter. Typically, you’ll find them in your bathroom, kitchen, laundry room, garage, and outdoor locations where you have access to water. Their function is to protect you from electrical shock. The combination of electricity and water will trip the GFCI off in as little as 1/40 of a second, saving you from certain disaster. Watch this video now to learn more!
Help Your Water Heater Lead a Rich, Full Life
Here’s something you can do yourself to help keep your water heater running in optimal condition: flush your water heater once a year. Calcium, rust, and sand collect in water heaters, which means they have to work harder to heat your water. Flushing helps to remove sediment. This video has easy to follow, step-by-step instructions on how to perform a flush at home. To learn more, watch this video!
Cleaning Your Iron
Loosen and remove stubborn, stuck-on residue from the sole plate of your clothes iron by placing a piece of tin foil over your ironing board, sprinkling it with salt, and ironing over it. Never try to scrape the grimy build-up off with metal tools as it may permanently damage the bottom of the iron or ruin your clothes during the ironing process.
Fixing The Phantom Flush
Have you ever heard your toilet refill itself without being flushed? This is known to plumbers as a phantom flush and is caused by a slow leak from the tank into the bowl. This is a result of a bad flapper or flapper seat and can be repaired relatively inexpensively. Call us so we can take care of your bad flapper!
Installing A New CO2 Detector
When installing a new carbon monoxide detector or alarm in your home, remember that the device should be positioned at least 15 feet away from every fuel-burning appliance, placed outside every sleeping area on every level of your home, and replaced every 5 years. Keep these basic ideas in mind to create a safe atmosphere for your family.
Chemical-Free Window Washing
Instead of using harsh chemicals to clean your windows and mirrors, grab some white vinegar, water, and an old newspaper. Mix 2 tablespoons of white vinegar into a gall…on of water and spray onto the surface you wish to clean. Ditch the paper towels and use a newspaper to scrub the surface without leaving any streaks. You may also substitute lemon juice or club soda if you dislike vinegar.
Get Rid Of Soap Scum
Tired of stubborn soap scum? With a little effort, old dryer sheets can be reused to remove soap residue and mineral deposits from shower and other bathroom surfaces. Simply dampen your old dryer sheet and use it to scrub away the grime! There are many other great ways to recycle your used dryer sheets, experiment around your home and see what you can learn.
How to Get a Shiny Stainless Steel Sink
Instead of pouring bleach-infused scouring powder into your sink, simply take a lime wedge and dab it in baking soda. Scrub the stainless sink in a circular motion and repeat as necessary. When completed rinse the area with warm water removing all of the baking soda. Polish the sink with a soft, cotton towel until it shines.
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