Technology has done a lot to make homes safer and more efficient. New products currently being tested are effective in stopping costly water leaks, seepage or broken hoses before you even notice them and water damage occurs. Homeowners and insurance companies are very interested, as the number of claims for residential water damage are climbing. With an average repair cost of $10,000, water damage claims cost insurers billions of dollars annually. According to New Jersey-based Verisk Analytics’ ISO insurance analytics unit, water damage claims hit insurers for $13 billion in 2017.
Scheduling an annual maintenance call for your furnace can often get pushed far down on the to-do list in the busy summer in Downtown Kenosha and months enjoying events like Summerfest or the Renaissance Faire. Before you know it, winter is here, your home isn’t feeling as warm as it should and service techs are booked up. At Lee Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Electric we recommend making a note on your calendar in late summer or early fall to have your furnace serviced.
Owning a home is the American Dream, but it also comes with unexpected repairs. During the amount of time you are in your home, there’s a good chance you will need the services of a plumber at some point. Lee Mechanical is available 24 hours, 7 days a week, to immediately serve you. Failure to act quickly in a plumbing emergency can lead to expensive repairs. What should you do when an emergency plumbing situation occurs?
The cool weather, the abundance of carved pumpkins and the changing leaf colors all point to one unavoidable conclusion - snow and cold are on their way. As we begin to prep for the coming season, we should make sure we do not neglect preparing our furnaces for the winter. For both safety and economic reasons, it is important to ensure your furnace is in good working order, safe and energy efficient. The last thing you want, when the thermostat says COLD, is to find out your heater is not functional.
Part of Lee Plumbing, Heating, Cooling and Electric’s commitment to our customers is to provide products and services that give you peace of mind; even in the face of difficult circumstances. That is why we want you to be prepared with a backup generator! Nobody likes to think about losing their electricity, even temporarily. Power outages are never really anticipated - especially those that last for extended periods of time. The shifts in our weather to stronger storms make it necessary for midwesterners to think about purchasing and installing a backup generator that will keep your appliances and electronics working.
Taking proper care of your home’s furnace is a valuable way to keep it efficient and cost effective. It is also an important step to keeping you and your family safe. Poorly functioning appliances, especially a gas-burning furnace, can open your home a variety of issues, such as the dangers of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. Carbon monoxide is an odorless gas produced within the wall of your furnace’s heat exchanger. When your unit is functioning properly, the gas is directed safely outside of your home. According the CDC (Center for Disease Control) this dangerous gas contributed to over 16,000 deaths from 1999 to 2004. Improving and maintaining your home’s heating system, can help you avoid this danger. Here are some tips to keep in mind concerning your home and CO.