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1- Remove all water hoses and store them somewhere warm and safe for the fall and winter. 2- Consider installing products like pipe sleeves or heat cable to insulate exposed water pipes. 3- Winterize automatic sprinkler systems, pool lines, and pipes. 4-Inspect your home’s foundation and walls, and seal cracks. 5- To to make sure […]

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Prolong the life of your system – By scheduling a furnace tune-up every fall, you can increase the lifespan of the unit by 30-50% or more. The average life expectancy of a furnace is around 12-20 years; if not maintained, it may not even last 10 years. With professional maintenance, you can easily double the lifespan […]

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Partial or Slow Flushing A partial flush or slow, poor performance flush could indicate several things, some of which can be assessed on your own with a little DIY toilet bowl know-how, and some of which require the intervention of a trained plumbing specialist. A partial flush is usually the result of an over-saturated or […]

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Unclogging with Baking Soda and Vinegar Some clogs can be resolved without the use of harsh chemicals. Using baking soda and vinegar to clear a drain clog is a more environmentally friendly way to get the job done. In addition, it is safer for children and pets, and costs less than commercial products. To clear […]

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With cold weather soon to be upon us it’s very important to think about scheduling your furnace inspection. An annual inspection ensures that your furnace will work when you need it and prevents costly emergency repairs and health risks in your home. Having your furnace inspected or “tuned up” gives your Green Apple technician an […]

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While tree roots and fats, oils, and grease (FOG) have always been causes of sewer backups, in recent years sewer agencies around the country are dealing with the problem of flushable wipes. Companies have been marketing these products as “flushable” over the last few years, but wastewater professionals are finding out these products are not […]

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Frequently Change Your Filters Disposable filters keep your system clean and take out the large particles from your indoor air. Aim to change them every 1-3 months. If it is is allergy season or you have pets in your home, you may consider replacing your filters more often. We recommend picking a filter rated MERV 7-11. […]

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When a conventional washer-type faucet has to be excessively tightened down each time you shut it off in order to keep it from dripping, or when the faucet develops a drip that won’t stop no matter how hard you tighten it, then prompt repairs are advisable to keep things from getting worse – for example, […]

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Fall HVAC Maintenance Tip #1: Replace your Air Filter It’s good to be in the habit of switching out your air filters at least every 90 days—and more frequently if you have pets or allergies. Clogged filters force your furnace work harder, which translated into higher utility costs for you. Plus, your air quality will […]

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You’ve probably heard that you need to have your heating and cooling system (HVAC) serviced regularly. But how often do you need to have an HVAC tune-up and what maintenance is really necessary? We will answer these questions here. Is Regular HVAC Maintenance Really Necessary? If your HVAC system isn’t experiencing any obvious problems such […]

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