Do these 5 things before going on vacations!

As the summer drags on, many leave for vacation. As you make sure to have everything to be able to enjoy your vacation to the fullest, doing these little tips will allow you to not only save money boy not to have to worry about anything happening to your house.


  • Turn off your water. If a pipe were to break, no one would be home to fix it allowing the water to run and run.With keeping it off not only are you saving money, you are preventing a catastrophe.
  • Stop the ice. If you have an automatic ice machine, leaving it on for a week or even a weekend without anyone using any can lead to too much ice. As the ice piles up, not only could the machine cloog up, you could be wasting water, and money.
  • Disconnect. When you leave to a tropical island and “disconnect” from the world, you should do the same to any or all things plugged into the wall. Doing so can save you a lot bill wise. Not only that, if water were to somehow get in, nothing will get fried.
  • It’s getting hot in here. As the days get longer, and the heat gets hotter, the only thing you want to do is pray the AC will never break. Leaving the AC on for however many days could be very damaging. If it gets too cold, the machine could get ice to build up potential ruining it, and the bill would be off the charts! Before you leave, program it or leave it at about 70*F
  • Clean up. Before you leave, make sure you get rid of any perishable items, or anything that’s close to expiring. In doing so you can prevent any mold from appearing and you won’t attract any unwanted pest. Also, take out the trash before you leave! If you leave anything there, it will stay there for a very long time, and you don’t want to get home to such a foul smell.


Having fun in the sun is great, but it’s even better when you don’t have to worry about anything. Even better, with the money you’re saving, you can spend even more on your vacation! Have fun, and stay safe!

What to avoid when using the disposal…

The ability to get rid of the smallest bits of food that fall through the drain is many times a luxury most people take for granted. As small food particles pile up, it can rote and the selling point of the garbage disposal is lost. Most people tend to simply let things down the drain to prevent it from rotting in the trash. If you are not careful, not only could the odor leak, but it could also damage your system. Here you will find simple tips on how to prolong your disposal’s life.


Don’t Grind

  •  Large bones
  • Any peels that belong to starchy foods (Potato peels, Banana peels)
  • Coffee grounds or Egg shells
  • Fat or Grease
  • Fibrous Vegetables (Asparagus, Celery)
  • Any absorbent food (Pasta, Rice)
  • What you can do to help
  • Grind small bones
  • Grind up some ice to keep the blades sharp
  • Grind up orange or lemon peels to give it a better smell
  • Dispose of biodegradable food to help with clogging
  • Grind citrus peels to help deodorize the disposal machine
  • Pour ½ a cup of baking soda then a cup of vinegar to clean it (Recommended to do it once a month)
  • Actually use your disposal machine, if it is left dormant it is more likely to get clogged, corrosion, and odor
  • When using it, do not run hot water. It will melt the fat which will then lead to clogging.


With these simple tips, your disposal machine will be in top shape, keeping your sink nice and pretty while saving you money. If a problem ever becomes too great, do not hesitate to call us to help solve any and all problems.