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Childproofing outlets
Childproofing Outlets

As your baby grows and becomes more mobile, safety concerns may arise around the house. Everything from table corners to staircases to electrical cords become newfound hazards. As you go about childproofing your home, make sure you address the electrical outlets, which shock and burn about 2,400 children in the US each year. A further six to 12 children die annually from sticking metal objects into electrical sockets.
It’s never too early to…

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9 Furnace Installation Facts Every Homeowner Should Know

It’s not every day you install a new furnace. By becoming informed and prepared, you’re more likely to choose the perfect heating system and HVAC accessories for your Colorado home. Brush up on these nine furnace installation facts to help the process go smoothly.

Furnaces Must be Sized Properly
When it comes to selecting a furnace size, bigger isn’t always better. In fact, an oversized furnace leads to uncomfortable temperature…

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How to Prepare Your Home for the First Freeze

We’ve had a lovely fall in Northern Colorado, with above-average temperatures perfect for pumpkin patch visits and leaf peeping in the mountains. But fall will soon give way to winter. In fact, the first freeze of the season is expected in Fort Collins within the next couple of weeks. Are you ready? Follow this freeze checklist to prepare your home for cold winter weather.

Seal air leaks: Fall is the perfect time to replace worn-out…

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How to Prevent Common Plumbing Problems in Cold Weather

Colorado’s fairytale winters are beautiful enough to inspire song lyrics and movie posters. Unfortunately, the cold weather causes another less pleasant side effect—plumbing problems. If you’re new to Fort Collins or want to brush up on preventing winter plumbing issues, simply follow this guide.

Prevent Frozen Pipes
Frozen pipes are common in Colorado, both inside and outside the house. If not thawed quickly, frozen pipes can burst,…

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A Guide to Your Home’s Circuit Breaker Panel

You probably don’t give it much thought, but electricity flows through your home thanks to wiring installed behind the walls. This makes it possible to plug in any appliance or electronic device for instant, reliable power.

The circuit breaker panel—also known as the breaker box, electrical panel, and main service panel—is the hub of your home’s electrical system. If your wiring is properly configured, you may never need to give…

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Should your furnace and AC be replaced at the same time?

We all want our homes to be safe and comfortable, and if your HVAC system isn’t working, you’ve got a problem. If you’re in a situation where either your A/C or heater has died, you need to consider whether it would be a good idea to replace both systems at the same time.
Obviously, replacing both units may cost more than just replacing one, but there are many factors to consider before making a decision.
Why You Should Replace Both…

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A clogged sewer line is a problem, A broken sewer line is a disaster

All of the drains in your home lead to the main sewer line, which runs from your home and connects to a city sewer line or a septic tank. Keeping your water and sewer lines intact and working properly is critical to the health of your family, as well as to the structural integrity of your home.
There’s a big difference between a clogged drain line or a clogged or broken sewer line. If one of your drains is backing up, but some of the drains…

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Ways to Fix a Smelly Drain

If you’ve ever had a smelly drain, you know how unpleasant it can be. But what causes smelly drains, and what can you do to get rid of the odor? Read on to learn some helpful drain tips and ways to prevent the issue from occurring.

What Causes a Smelly Drain
P-traps and smelly drains can be a real problem in the home. Fortunately, there are some simple things you can do to keep your drains smelling fresh and clean.
One of the…

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Common Causes of Electrical Fires & How to Prevent

Electrical fires are among the most dangerous and destructive types of fire. They can occur suddenly and spread quickly, often resulting in extensive damage to property and serious injuries or even death.
Electrical fires are not uncommon in Fort Collins. In fact, they are one of the most common types of fires in the city. There are several different factors that can contribute to an electrical fire, including faulty electrical outlets,…

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Fall Water Heater and Plumbing Hints and Tips

As the weather gets colder, it’s important to take steps to winterize your home–including your plumbing. Colder temperatures can cause several problems for your plumbing, including frozen pipes and an increased risk of leaks. Here are a few hints and tips to help you keep your Fort Collins’ plumbing in top shape this winter.

What to Do for Your Water Heater and Plumbing This Fall
If your home is like most, the water heater is one of the…

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