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What to Expect With a Radon Mitigation System

What to Expect With a Radon Mitigation System

Radon is a colorless, odorless gas that comes from the naturally-occurring breakdown of uranium and thorium. This radioactive gas is found in the soil and makes its way into homes and buildings through holes, cracks and other openings. The highest concentration of...

Prepare Your HVAC System for Cold Weather

Prepare Your HVAC System for Cold Weather

School is well underway, football season is back, and the nostalgia of fall is starting to set in. With all the excitement and activities, it can be easy to forget to take care of basic home maintenance to get ready for the colder weather. If you’ve lived in Iowa for...

Why Get Your Air Ducts Cleaned

Why Get Your Air Ducts Cleaned

Dust and pollutants can make their way into your home in a number of ways. When you or someone in your household is dealing with allergies or breathing problems such as asthma, it’s important to remove any potential threats whenever possible. Enter: duct cleaning....

The Importance of HVAC Service Plans

The Importance of HVAC Service Plans

If you’ve ever had a problem with your furnace or air conditioner and had to go without heat in freezing conditions or AC when it’s sweltering out, you know the drill and it’s not fun. Calling an HVAC company in a panic, only to be told that you’ll have to wait days...

Identifying Potential Spring Plumbing Problems

Identifying Potential Spring Plumbing Problems

Freezing temperatures can wreak havoc on your water lines and pipes, but you may not fully be aware until winter comes to an end. As the ice and snow begin to melt away with the warmer weather, plumbing problems can start to spring up (pun not intended). The best...

Know When to Repair or Replace Your Furnace

Know When to Repair or Replace Your Furnace

Winter isn’t the best time for your furnace to start having problems, but of course that’s when you’ll notice them. If you’ve been unfortunate enough to experience issues with your furnace, you know how frustrating it can be. As a homeowner, one of the many questions...

Increase Your Home’s Value with a Bathroom Remodel

Increase Your Home’s Value with a Bathroom Remodel

Your first thought when starting a home remodel project is probably, “What’s it going to cost?” Really, it all depends on what needs to be done and the finishes you choose. However, a better way of looking at it is in terms of return on investment (ROI). Projected...

Avoid Plumbing Leaks in the Winter

Avoid Plumbing Leaks in the Winter

Whether you’re planning on going away from the winter or staying put, you want your home’s plumbing to operate smoothly. If you’re a snowbird, you know how important it is to properly winterize your home before heading out of Iowa during the colder months. The same is...

Understanding Radon and Keeping Your Home Safe

Understanding Radon and Keeping Your Home Safe

If you’re a resident of Ames, you may have already heard about our higher radon levels. In fact, the EPA has assigned Story County as a radon high risk zone. This means the average radon screenings have shown levels higher than 4pCi/L. In layman’s terms, this means...

Reducing Allergens with Air Purifiers

Reducing Allergens with Air Purifiers

Over 50 million Americans are affected by allergies and with allergy season in full swing in Iowa, many of us are feeling it. Year-long allergy relief is hard to come by and it’s not always helpful to simply take an allergy medication. Of course, there are steps to...