Do Ceiling Fans Cool Your Room?

Summer’s grip is still upon us in the Old Pueblo and staying cool is a priority for just about everyone. One way to beat the heat is by knowing how to effectively use your ceiling fans. Contrary to what some may believe, ceiling fans don’t actually make the air colder in a room. They […]

Repairing an AC Unit During a Tucson Heatwave

The summer heat came upon Tucson quickly in June, and now as we’ve moved into July, the monsoons have finally arrived, adding humidity to the mix. This is the time of year when air conditioning systems are put to the test. If a failure is going to occur it’s most commonly going to happen […]

Prepare Your Tucson Pool For Summer Fun

It’s that time of year again – time to get the pool in shape for the summer season! Below are some quick tips to help ensure that your swim season gets off to a great start.

Look around and check for signs of leaks in the plumbing, wetness around the pump motor or on […]

How to Unclog Your Shower Head

Over time calcium deposits will build up on your shower heads and either completely restrict the flow of water through some of the spouts or reduce the volume to a drip. One simple way to get rid of these deposits is soaking your shower head in vinegar.

If you can easily remove the shower […]

Termites in Tucson are Common but Treatable

It’s easy to get complacent in environments in which we feel very comfortable, including our home. We need to remember to keep our eyes open and stay vigilant in checking for abnormalities, including the presence of termites around our residence.

Just this past month there were some termite tubes that popped up at our […]

Maintaining Fascia & Wood Surfaces

Fascia boards are usually comprised of wood that line the underside perimeter of your home’s roof. With our harsh Arizona sun, it’s not uncommon for the paint to erode here much more quickly than on the stucco itself. Maintaining a solid coat of paint on this wood will go a long way to protect its […]

Home Maintenance - Lubricating Vinyl Windows

Once a year it’s a good idea to perform maintenance on your windows which will save you both time and money in the long run. Vinyl windows should be lubricated along the track and frame where the sash slides. Begin by wiping the tracks with a dry cloth to remove loose dust and dirt, followed […]

Household Tips – Landscape Maintenance

Keeping your landscape trimmed up has additional benefits beyond just the aesthetic appeal. Spring and summer are the times when we see the most growth in most plants & trees with the warmer weather. Here are a few notable spots to make sure you keep tidied up.

1. Trees – Two common spots to focus […]

Household Tip – Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Carbon monoxide is a dangerous, and potentially even deadly, odorless gas. Because it’s colorless and tasteless too it’s often been dubbed the silent killer. The gas inhibits the blood’s capacity to carry oxygen and symptoms of exposure to carbon monoxide include dizziness, severe headaches, nausea, sleepiness, fatigue or weakness, and disorientation. Within our homes this […]

Redoing Your Tile Grout for Best Results

Another one of those neglected household maintenance items that many of us have put off time and time again is grout touch up. This can be grout between tile in your shower, on your bathroom counters, kitchen counters, or of course your floor tile as well. Not only is old, cracked grout an eyesore, […]