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Technology Gadgets Galore

family electronics capturing more time & money

We love all our technology gadgets but how many can we use at a time? We’re now spending more money on technology than our traditional utilities, it’s getting scary. Do we really need a tablet as much as we need lights and hot water? Maybe we can justify today’s devices (average couple has 7, a family of 4 has 11 pieces of technology) but does it make sense to keep adding more?

In our consumer driven world, manufacturers spend billions of dollars to drive us to buy more, more and more. Rumor has it we through out more than half of... 

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Why Did My Water Pipe Freeze?

frozen water pipe

Water temperatures drop, water freezes it expands and in a pipe it might burst the pipe depending on the amount of pressure. When plumbing pipes burst, water escapes and goes in many directions with a good chance there will be serious damage and repairs. The worst case is when the pipe bursts inside a wall, where you can hear it but can’t see it. That’s when you need to shut your water off as quickly as possible so if you don’t already know how to shut your water off, read Home Emergencies: Shutting Off Your Water here on our blog.

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Freezeless Faucets Offer Great Protection

You probably have several exterior water faucets for washing your car, watering the lawn, etc. Exterior faucets are great for all those outdoor activities but they also expose home owners to potential water leaks. A common problem we see at Mr. Handyman in the spring, are burst pipes. This happens when the home owner forgets to drain these faucets in the fall.

Unfortunately if water remains in the pipe leading from the heated inside of the house, it can freeze and expand causing the pipe to burst. Often the problem won’t be discovered until someone turns on the faucet in the... 

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