Seven Tips to Maintain Your Garbage Disposal

  Use plenty of water! Run your cold water while the garbage disposal unit is running. After the disposal changes to a soft whirring sound, turn it off and let the water continue to run for 10-15 seconds in order to carry any remaining particles out of the pipes. Use COLD water. Using hot water won’t damage

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How to Reduce Hard Water in Meridian, ID

  Tired of dealing with the nasty effects of hard water? We don’t blame you. Nobody likes scale buildup on dishes or reduced water pressure from faucets or showers. Luckily, you can combat Meridian’s hard water by installing a whole-home water softener. A water softener is the best (and easiest) way to reduce hard water

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How to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality in Idaho

We tend to think of our homes as cleaner than the outside world, but when it comes to our home’s air, that’s not always the case. All kinds of particles and contaminants can enter your home and end up circulating throughout your home’s air (the air you breathe).  To improve your home’s air quality, we

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Is My Plumbing Repair Covered By Homeowners Insurance?

The short answer? Maybe. Whether your plumbing repair is covered by your homeowners insurance or not all depends on: Your specific policy details If the plumbing issue happened because of neglect or lack of maintenance You see, every policy is different. Some may cover the cost to have a professional plumber fix the issue while

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3 Signs Hard Water Is Ruining Your Boise Home’s Plumbing

All too often, we have clients call us with extensive pipe damage who end up having to completely repipe their home (which can cost up to $15,000 in the Boise area). You see, Boise has “hard water”. And over time, hard water causes limescale buildup inside your home’s pipes that, if left untreated, can destroy

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3 Common Winter Plumbing Problems in Boise

Last year, Boise had a particularly snowy winter and near-record low temperatures. As a result, we got a lot of calls from homeowners who weren’t prepared for the winter plumbing problems that followed. To better prepare you this season, we’ll show you how to prevent 3 common winter plumbing problems: Frozen pipes Water heater failure

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A Guide to Winterizing the Pipes in Your Boise Home

As temperatures drop lower and lower, homeowners have an increasingly smaller window to winterize their indoor and outdoor pipes. To help you protect your home and prevent winter plumbing problems, we’ll walk you through the steps of proper Boise plumbing winterization. How to winterize house (indoor) pipes Many homeowners neglect their indoor plumbing when they prepare

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3 Tips to Help Prevent the Flu This Season in Boise

There’s no getting around it—the flu is nasty. From the sore throat and runny nose to the headaches and fevers, nobody wants to catch this ugly illness. In Boise, the flu season starts right around the holiday season (late November/December) and generally lasts until February. Since the last thing you want is to catch the

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Cost to Repair a Water Main in Boise

For a water main repair, most Boise homeowners will pay anywhere between $1,200 and $2,500. However, sometimes a broken water main line will be beyond repair and needs to be replaced altogether. In this case, the cost to replace a water main ranges from $3,300 to $7,500+. We know—those are pretty big price ranges. That’s because the cost varies within those

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