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Happy New Year! 10 Tips to Start Off...

Posted by Bonnie Bornstein Fertel on Fri, Dec 30, 2016 @ 10:26 AM

It seems to me that 2016 has been a very L O N G year! 

And we hope it was a good year for you. But, now... it sure seems that wishing everyone a Happy New Year is our goal, and one filled with good health, peace, safety, personal fulfillment and all good things.

How To Prevent Frozen Pipes

Posted by Bonnie Bornstein Fertel on Fri, Dec 16, 2016 @ 02:11 PM


Did you ever try to turn on a faucet in your home after bitter cold freezing weather?

No water!? No fun, is it?

Let's talk about some ways you can avoid this problem...

How To Test Your NJ Sump Pump

Posted by Bonnie Bornstein Fertel on Mon, Dec 05, 2016 @ 08:59 AM

Rain, Sleet, Ice, Snow.....it's all water and it ends up in your Sump Pump!

As the weather changes, and winter approaches, we still see rain, and then sleet/ice and snow.

All of this precipitation regardless of its type ends up as water and contributes to the rising water table of your property

Don't Ignore Your Furnace Filter!

Posted by Bonnie Bornstein Fertel on Sat, Nov 26, 2016 @ 04:48 PM

Ok, we sound like a broken record...

but I can't tell you how many service calls are the result of a clogged, dirty filter.

Each day, when you heat and cool your home through a forced air (ductless) system, air flows through the ductwork in your home or office bringing warmth or cooling to your living space.

Out of Sight, Out of Mind...Generator Maintenance

Posted by Bonnie Bornstein Fertel on Fri, Nov 25, 2016 @ 07:15 AM

As we all know there have been brown-outs and service interruptions due to local switching stations or major storms, ice on tree branches that bring down power lines and other natural causes of losing electricity from the power grid.

You were wise enough to have a contractor install a standby backup generator. Don't be neglectful and overlook required annual maintenance!

What To Do When You Need A New Water Heater Replacement

Posted by Bonnie Bornstein Fertel on Tue, Nov 22, 2016 @ 07:00 AM

No Hot Water?
Is Your Water Heater Leaking?

5 Easy Steps To stop the madness before you call your local plumbing contractor!
Picture this: It's been a long day, and you decide this is a great time for some 'down time'. You head upstairs to your bathroom, grab a bath towel, turn on some tunes, and turn on the shower water.

5 Tips On Preventing Frozen Pipes

Posted by Bonnie Bornstein Fertel on Mon, Nov 21, 2016 @ 07:21 AM

Frozen Pipes....no one likes to even think about what we call in the trade "a freeze-up" but it does happen. While the expression, 'an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure' may sound trivial, truer words were never said.

It appears that Mother Nature has multiple personality disorder as the seasons have been peculiar, and it's been warmer than usual in the late fall, and cooler in the early spring.

December of 2015 has been thus far the warmest December in many decades. Some say it's got to do with El Nino, while others tout Global Warming and Climate Change. Others dispute it all together, But it's happened before, and will likely happen again when weather is extraordinary and unusual for a particular time of year.

Here are some things to keep in mind as we approach freezing weather...


Your Home Winterization Checklist

Posted by Bonnie Bornstein Fertel on Tue, Nov 15, 2016 @ 07:18 AM

While we're not watching, the season is changing...

Have you noticed that your busy getting your kids off to school, or changing seasonal clothing in your closet and checking your calendar in preparation for the upcoming holiday season and before you know it there's a chill in the air?

Yup, fall is here and gone and now you need that extra layer of clothing, cape or poncho, or, dare I say...a coat!?

The summer flowers have gone to sleep for the dormant season ahead and your mums and cabbage plants are starting to show signs of winter.

So, let's discuss how you can get your house ready for winter. Here's your Home Winterization Checklist with some tips that will help you in winterizing your home. 

Is Choosing A Great Contractor Easy?

Posted by Bonnie Bornstein Fertel on Sat, Nov 12, 2016 @ 02:08 PM

Remember the Pizza Wars back in the 60s? 

Back then, it was who could make the cheapest pizza to entice their customers.

In those days the call was "Pizza, Pizza, 10 cents a slice, for 20 cents you get it twice!"

It's actually going on now, or should I say it never stopped?

Let's face it...Consumers want their money's worth, as it shold be. BUT, what defines getting your money's worth?

How Much Does a Running Toilet Cost?

Posted by Bonnie Bornstein Fertel on Fri, Nov 11, 2016 @ 07:21 AM

Besides the financial drain on your wallet, let's consider the waste of water for those that are environmentally savvy...

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