Ask Our Experts: Dealing with Soot Damage

January 2, 2018

Question for Our Experts: My furnace malfunctioned, and now I have soot damage throughout my home.  What needs to be done?   Our Experts’ Answer: While soot may resemble smoke…

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Ask Our Experts: Manifold-Style Plumbing Systems

May 3, 2017

Question for Our Experts: I’ve seen “manifold” plumbing systems in newer homes – the kind where each faucet, toilet, or shower has a home-run supply of water (both hot and…

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Ask Our Experts: Whole-Home, Wired Smoke Detectors

May 16, 2016

Question for Our Experts: I’ve heard about whole-home, wired smoke detectors.  What are they all about, and why are they so great? Our Experts’ Answer: Short Answer This type of…

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Ask Our Experts: Home Water Treatment Options – What’s Right for You?

April 13, 2016

Question for Our Experts: I was under the impression that if I have a water softener installed at my home, I’m helping to protect my appliances and keep my drinking…

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Ask Our Experts: Troubleshoot a Sump Pump

June 22, 2015

Question for Our Experts: How can I troubleshoot a sump pump? Our Experts’ Answer: Several things could potentially cause a sump pump to stop working, including loss of power, motor…

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Ask Our Experts: Inconsistent Water Temperature in Shower or Tub

June 9, 2015

  Why is my water temperature inconsistent? Inadequate water heater size Competing nearby appliances Side effects of tankless water heaters A faulty valve Before we tackle solutions, let’s briefly discuss…

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