Vacation Checklist for your Home

Posted on August 3rd, 2016 by Melissa Wilson

Are you ready to have your toes in the sand or smell the fresh mountain air as you backpack through the mountains? You work so hard all year with your jobs and with your families, you need some rest and relaxation. So, whether you vacation in the summer, fall or you are a snow bird, […]

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Expecting guests this holiday season?

Posted on December 17th, 2015 by Melissa

As trees turn to the spectacular color fest that autumn brings, we are reminded that the holiday season is fast approaching. After the initial euphoric thoughts about great food, seasonal music and gift giving, panic sets in. You are expecting guests soon and your bathroom layout is planted firmly in the dark ages and you […]

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20 tips to save money this heating season

Posted on October 14th, 2015 by Melissa

1. CHANGE YOUR FILTERS Dirty filters in your home’s heating system result in dirty air in your home. They also restrict the system’s air flow, reducing your heating system’s efficiency by up to 15%. 2. INSTALL A PROGRAMMABLE THERMOSTAT Installing a programmable thermostat in your home (and using it correctly!) can save you up to […]

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Maeser is turning 40 years old!

Posted on May 14th, 2015 by Melissa

In 1975, Marvin and Mildred Maeser started their family-owned and operated plumbing business with a toolbox and a truck. Working out of their home, Marvin was the tradesman, and Mildred handled the books. Their partnership was successful, and now, forty years later, Marvin Maeser Plumbing is still proudly serving Louisville and the surrounding area. For […]

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Emergency shut-off valves

Posted on March 23rd, 2015 by Melissa

Have you ever said, “If only I had…(fill in the blank)…then none of this would have happened?” This blog is intended to minimize stress and cost and maximize efficiency and peace of mind. I am talking about your home’s emergency shut-off valves. If you had an emergency and needed to turn off your water, would […]

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What it means to be BBB accredited

Posted on March 23rd, 2015 by Melissa

The Better Business Bureau is an unbiased tool for consumers to use to search for businesses and charities they can trust. The BBB’s mission is to be the leader in advancing marketplace trust. Although it seems as though good business practices would be common sense, the BBB has a Standard of Trust for which they […]

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Keep your sewer lines flowing freely

Posted on March 23rd, 2015 by Melissa

Benjamin Franklin’s quote “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” most certainly was not talking about clogged sewers, however, it certainly applies. Recognizing the signs that your sewers are clogged can reduce the risk of unwanted repairs, water damage and an icky mess. The things to look for when you suspect a […]

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3 steps to choosing the right medicine cabinet for your bathroom

Posted on March 23rd, 2015 by Melissa

If you are not ready for a complete bathroom remodel, sometimes just making one change in your bathroom can make it more appealing. Although it is one of the most functional items in your bathroom, your medicine cabinet can add style and become a gorgeous focal point. With many surprising options to choose from, here […]

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Old house, small bathroom

Posted on March 23rd, 2015 by Melissa

Although older homes are quaint and come with their own set of charms, the bathrooms are typically on the small side. The limited counter top space often quickly becomes cluttered due to lack of storage. Often, there is room for only one person at a time due to a restricted floor plan, and outdated plumbing […]

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Home Sweet Home for Retirees

Posted on March 20th, 2015 by Melissa

Dorothy was right when she said, “There’s no place like home.” When asked where they wish to receive extended care, “home” is the top preference of 85% of retirees. According to a USA Today article, a national survey revealed that retirees would prefer to live in their own home rather than an assisted-living facility, a […]

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Plumbing and heating issues for the first snow fall of 2015

Posted on February 17th, 2015 by Melissa

Amateur forecasters and the wooly worm predicted a snowy and cold 2015 winter. January passed without the snow and we all let out a collective sigh of relief. Perhaps many of us thought we were out of the woods and Spring would surely poke out of the ground soon. But along with Punxsutawney Phil’s prediction, […]

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New Energy Efficiency Standards for Water Heaters

Posted on January 20th, 2015 by Melissa

The United States Department of Energy has mandated new energy efficiency requirements for all residential water heaters, including gas, electric, oil, and tankless gas heaters. The mandates require higher energy efficiency ratings and will impact the design, manufacturing, and installation of water heaters beginning in April 2015. Increased cost for water heater replacement or installation, […]

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