DIY Tips From the Warner Service Blog

7 Chores You Should Do Before April Ends

Posted by Warner Service on Apr 9, 2019 9:00:00 AM

“Winter cleaning” just doesn’t quite have the same ring as “spring cleaning.” (Neither does “fall cleaning” for that matter.) Because of this, you may have decided to put off some essential chores around the house. That’s OK though because Warner Service has a few tips for your piled-up to-do list:

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Topics: HVAC, Maintenance

Plumbing Maintenance — 6 Tips for Aging Systems

Posted by Warner Service on Mar 29, 2019 12:52:00 PM

 

Your plumbing is often the unsung hero of your home. It’s the part that you never expect to see and always expect to work. However, as plumbing systems age, many little problems can begin to add up. Plumbing maintenance might not sound like a huge issue for you right now, but it can actually prevent many of the (expensive) headaches caused by neglect. Water damage can cause thousands of dollars of unnecessary repair costs, so it is best to just take a few simple steps to keep your plumbing flowing freely!

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Topics: Maintenance, Plumbing

5 Tips for Cleaning Your Water System

Posted by Warner Service on Mar 22, 2019 9:00:00 AM

It doesn’t matter if you’re depending on a whole house water filtration system or something as small as an in-door refrigerator unit. Providing clean water for the health and happiness of your family is important — and keeping that system maintained is vital. Here are five tips for cleaning your water system.

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Topics: Maintenance, Plumbing, Do-It-Yourself

Air Duct Cleaning: Why You Don't Want To Wait

Posted by Warner Service on Mar 19, 2019 9:00:00 AM

One of the most underappreciated parts of a home is its ductwork. Why? If it’s out of sight, it’s often out of mind — which is a huge mistake.

Without this part of the system, you wouldn’t be able to keep your home warm in the winter or cool in the summer. This is also an area that many people forget on the deep cleaning checklist that probably needs the most attention. Here’s why you don’t want to wait to schedule a professional air duct cleaning.

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Topics: Indoor Air, Air Conditioning, HVAC, Maintenance

Here's the Dirty Truth About Your Laundry Products

Posted by Warner Service on Mar 5, 2019 3:20:00 PM

Many homeowners have often wondered how it's possible that an appliance that constantly uses soap and water is also one of the dirtiest places in a home.

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Topics: Maintenance, Energy Savings, Ecofriendliness, Appliances

4 Money-Saving Ways to Upgrade Your Heating System

Posted by Warner Service on Mar 1, 2019 9:57:00 AM

 

Tis the season for trouble hot and cold spots in your home, faulty thermostats, and cold tile floors. 

To fix these issues — along with high energy bills and other potential heating problems — you may need to gut and upgrade your home's HVAC system.

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Topics: HVAC, Maintenance, Heat, Appliances

Is Your Office Too Cold? How Temperature Affects Productivity

Posted by Warner Service on Feb 26, 2019 1:00:00 PM

 

We’ve all been there — struggling to stay on task and alert in an overly warm office, or unable to think about anything except freezing fingers or toes as you try to work.

You know temperatures vary in offices and commercial buildings — and comfortable temperatures vary for individuals — so what’s an office manager or business owner to do? In this blog, we’ll look at temperature and office productivity, and explain a bit about HVAC systems and how they work to heat and cool your business.

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Topics: Indoor Air, HVAC, Maintenance, Heat

What to Do in an Emergency Plumbing Situation

Posted by Warner Service on Feb 1, 2019 9:00:00 AM

You're likely familiar with emergency plumbing situations, from burst pipes to county water line meltdowns. To help you avoid crisis mode during your next emergency, here’s how to handle any plumbing catastrophe.

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Topics: Maintenance, Plumbing, Do-It-Yourself

How Cold Weather Can Cause Plumbing Problems

Posted by Warner Service on Jan 11, 2019 9:00:00 AM

According to the Maryland government, the average winter temperature is hardly above freezing at 34.1 degrees Fahrenheit. The state averages 20.6 inches in snowfall per year, a bit less than the national average at 28.2 inches.

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Topics: Maintenance, Plumbing, Do-It-Yourself

When Should You Drip Your Home Faucets?

Posted by Warner Service on Jan 1, 2019 9:00:00 AM

 

One of the easiest ways to prevent frozen pipes this winter is by leaving the drainage system on a slow drip. This means keeping one or more faucets on at around five to ten droplets per minute to alleviate pressure in the plumbing system.

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Topics: Maintenance, Plumbing, Do-It-Yourself