PROBLEM : Lights Flicker When It’s Windy
SOLUTION Frayed wiring in the weather-head (the outdoor fitting where overhead cables from the power line come into the house) is causing a short whenever the cables move. Contact your electric utility, which may replace the weather-head at no charge.
PROBLEM : I can never remember which way to turn a screwdriver.
SOLUTION For regular bolts or screws (and jars) remember, “Righty tighty, Lefty loosey,” But seriously, call an electrician. You’re going to hurt yourself.
PROBLEM : My smoke alarm goes off for no reason at all.
SOLUTION Start with the battery. Make a habit of changing your smoke alarm battery every time you set the clocks ahead for Daylight Savings. If the detector is 10 years old, it is past the expiration date. (Yes, they have an expiration date.) Replace the whole unit with a new one. Code now prefers hard-wired […]
PROBLEM : The last time I had work done in my house, the contractors left the place looking like a construction site.
SOLUTION Our Straight Forward Pricing Pros wear shoe covers, cover your floor, and clean up when they are done. We don’t patch holes in walls, or miter crown molding, but we can recommend the right pro for that.
PROBLEM : Smoke detector installed too close to HVAC duct vent.
SOLUTION Install smoke or CO2 detectors a minimum of 36” from vents to ensure accurate readings