1. Is Your Garbage Disposal Broken?

    The garbage disposal is one of those inventions that we very much take for granted. We love the fact that we don’t have to throw our food scraps in the garbage can where they’ll start stinking up the kitchen. The garbage disposal makes it easier to do your dishes too — just scrape the leftover food into the drain and put your dishes into the dishwasher. While it’s …Read More

  2. You Might Need a Sump Pump in Your Basement

    If you’ve never lived in a house where the basement flooded, you’re lucky. A flooded basement isn’t just bad for anything you happen to have down there, but also for the environment of your home. A flood can lead to a reduction in air quality and can help breed harmful mold. So how do you help prevent a soggy disaster? A sump pump is probably the best answer. Here at…Read More

  3. Making Sure Your Heater is Ready for Winter

    The leaves have changed color and started to fall off the trees, you can see your breath in the early morning, and pumpkin spice is back. It’s autumn and that means it’s time to turn on your heat. Here are a few tips from Tom Schaefer Plumbing and Heating to help you get your heater ready for winter. Change the Air Filter in Your HVAC System You should already be doing…Read More

  4. Tips to Keep Your Pipes From Freezing This Winter

    If you live in an older house, or if you have parts of your house that aren’t well insulated (a garage or attic, for example) make sure to take the following steps to keep your pipes from freezing in the winter. A little preventative maintenance now can save you from a lot of property damage and costly repairs. We offer this blog as a way of helping you avoid some of the…Read More