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Friday, September 8, 2023   /   by Adam Donaldson-Moxley

Top 10 Expert Plumbing Tips: Save Money and Prevent Costly Repairs

Every homeowner knows the dread of a plumbing problem. These issues can be inconvenient and expensive to fix, from a slow-dripping faucet to a clogged drain. However, you only sometimes need plumbing services to solve these problems. With the proper knowledge and a few simple tools, you can save money on plumbing repairs and even prevent some of the most common issues from occurring. This article covers ten expert plumbing tips to help you save money and avoid costly repairs.

1. Fix Dripping Faucets
A dripping faucet can waste up to 20 gallons of water daily, up to over 7,000 gallons per year. Not only does this contribute to higher water bills, but it also negatively impacts the environment (Bob Vila). By fixing a dripping faucet promptly, you can conserve water and reduce your bills.

2. Clear Clogs with a Drain Snake
A clogged drain can cost an average of $300 to repair. Fortunately, most clogs can be cleared with a drain snake, an inexpensive tool at most hardware stores. Tht ...

Tuesday, August 22, 2023   /   by Adam Donaldson-Moxley

Back-to-School Organization: Setting Up Homework and Study Spaces.

As the back-to-school season approaches, it's time to shift gears from the lazy days of summer to the busy world of books and assignments. A well-organized and inspiring study space in your home can make a world of difference in your child's academic journey. In this blog, we're diving into the art of setting up homework and study spaces that will nurture focus, creativity, and productivity. Let's get started on ensuring a successful school year for your young scholars that’ll pave the way for the future of Tucson!

1. Crafting Functional and Inspiring Study Areas for Your Children
Picture this: a clutter-free desk bathed in natural light, a comfortable chair that supports hours of reading and writing, and neatly organized shelves brimming with supplies. Creating a study area that's both functional and inspiring is the foundation of productive learning. Here's how to make it happen:
a) Choose the Right Spot: Select a quiet corner or extra bedroom where your child can concentr! ...

Friday, July 21, 2023   /   by Adam Donaldson-Moxley

From Torrential Downpours to Dust Storms: A Comprehensive Guide for Tucson Residents

Welcome, Tucson homeowners! As we approach the monsoon season, it's essential to prepare your home and family for the potential challenges that come with this dramatic weather phenomenon. Monsoons bring heavy rainfall, strong winds, and lightning, which can lead to flooding, property damage, and power outages. If you're new to the region or haven't experienced monsoons before, fear not! In this blog, we'll guide you through three main points to help you protect your Tucson home during the monsoon season: preparing your home, what to do during the monsoon itself, and how to handle damage, should it occur.

1. Preparing Your Home
Before the monsoon season arrives, it's crucial to take preventive measures to safeguard your home. Here are some practical tips to help you get ready:
a) Inspect and Clean Gutters and Drains: Clogged gutters and drains can lead to water pooling around your property, causing potential flooding issues. Inspect and clean them before the monsoon season starts t! ...

Wednesday, May 17, 2023   /   by Adam Donaldson-Moxley

How To Avoid The Damages of Home Fumigation

Have you been facing a severe pest infestation in your home? Maybe the exterminator suggested fumigation services? But having your home fumigated sounds intimidating and potentially dangerous.
In this blog, we will discuss what exactly house fumigation is and how it works. We will take about the potential dangers of home fumigation and how to easily avoid them—as well as some of the common myths around this pest treatment method.

What Exactly Is Home Fumigation?
Home fumigation is a process that involves the use of chemical agents to eliminate or control pests within a residential or commercial property. It is carried out by licensed, professional pest control companies and uses specific methods and chemicals, depending on the pest infestation and the company performing the fumigation.

How Do I Know If I Need Fumigation Services?
To determine if you need home fumigation, look for signs of a pest infestation, such as increased pest activity, droppings, structuralk ...

Wednesday, May 3, 2023   /   by Adam Donaldson-Moxley

Don't Let Rattlesnakes Rattle Your Cage: Fun Tips for Keeping Them at Bay

Follow the tips below, to help prevent rattlesnakes from getting into their homes and backyards and stay safe.

Seal all entry points: Make sure that all gaps and holes in your yard and exterior of the home are sealed. This includes gaps around doors, windows, and pipes. Rattlesnakes can squeeze through very small openings, so it's important to be thorough in sealing all possible entry points. Exterior fences should be at least 4 feet high above ground.
Keep the yard tidy: Rattlesnakes like to hide in clutter/debris that provides shade from the hot daytime temps. Rattlesnakes may also seek water so make sure there’s no clutter that’ll collect water from the monsoons.
Keep food sources away: Rattlesnakes are attracted to rodents and other small animals. Keeping your yard free of any potential food sources, such as bird feeders or uncovered trash cans. We also recommend using a pest control company.
Be cautious when hiking or gardening: When spending time outside, it's ...