Posts by Chad Johnson

A Quick Home Safety Checklist to Complete Each Spring

Spring is the season when most people are focused on cleaning around the home, but as temperatures rise, it is also a great time to think about home safety. Complete the following six safety-related tasks each spring so your home will remain a safe, low-risk environment for you and your family.

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A Quick Guide to Whole-House and Portable Humidifiers

Low levels of humidity can dry out your skin, increase the spread of bacteria and viruses in the home, and make your house feel uncomfortably cold, especially in winter. Dry air can also absorb moisture from porous materials, resulting in extensive damage to your home. On average, humidity levels in your home should be maintained…

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3 Ways Investing in Duct Cleaning Can Save You Money

You may have heard the saying that you have to spend money to make money, and this certainly applies to maintaining your home. Your HVAC system has a lot of moving parts that need to be maintained, including the air ducts. The ducts that run through your home are responsible for delivering the hot and…

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A Short Guide to Anode Rods in Water Heaters

Your tank-style water heater relies on an anode rod to keep working reliably. The anode rod screws into the top of the tank and protrudes into the water below. An anode rod measures up to 40 inches long, depending on the size of your appliance. Sacrificial anode rods should be replaced on a routine basis.…

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Which Type of Air Conditioner Is Right for You?

In states like Ohio, where summer temperatures can soar into the 80s, 90s, and above, having a functional air conditioning system is paramount to keeping you cool and comfortable. If you’re in the market for an air conditioner, you may have noticed that there are multiple types available. The type of air conditioning unit that…

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The Dangers of a Cracked Heat Exchanger

When your heat turns on, do you notice an odd chemical odor that reminds you of formaldehyde or preservatives? You may assume that something near your furnace just got too warm or that someone in your home spilled a cleaning solution, but the problem is likely much more serious. Chemical odors coming from your furnace…

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Make Sure Your Drain Usage Isn’t Harming Your Septic System

water flow into the drain in the kitchen

You probably know that drain clogs are a very real problem that can happen to anyone. But did you know that watching what you put down your drains is also a critical component of septic system health? In fact, forming positive drain usage habits is one of the key ways you can care for your…

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3 Ways You Might Be Contributing to Clogs in Your Drain Pipes

The drains in your home serve a vital role until one stops working. When a drain stops draining, it typically means that you have a clogged drain. What you may not realize is that the ways you use your drains might be the main reason you keep experiencing clogs. Here are some examples of how…

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How Pets Affect Air Quality

  You do everything you can to keep your family safe and healthy. And that includes making sure that your home is fresh, clean and as allergen-free as possible. But you have pets. Not only do the dogs drag in dirt, but their fur is also becoming a problem. The same goes for your cats.…

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5 Reasons Why Annual HVAC Maintenance Is a Great Investment

HVAC maintenance isn’t a big deal; if there’s no obvious malfunction, the system is operating just fine, right? Not exactly. A tricky thing about HVAC systems is that many issues are often progressive, meaning they start off small and develop into something more significant. Annual maintenance is a useful tool for highlighting these problems. Invest…

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