What Your Cat Wants You To Know

Cat

If your feline friend could speak your language, here a few things she would probably like you to know. I am the boss of you: Get used to it. I decide when I want your company. I am not a dog who relies on you to make these choices in our relationship. I am finicky: [...]

Cat Spraying – What Is It, Why Do Cats Do It And How Do You Stop It?

What Does Cat Spraying Mean

If you own a cat chances are you have had a spraying issue at least once. Spraying is a different type of urination problem in that instead of peeing on the floor or in a litter box your cat will go on an upright surface like a chair leg or door jamb usually at nose [...]

Cat Body Language

Cat

Did you ever wonder what your cat was thinking? Why do they always rub their heads on things, especially you? We may not be able to ask our kitty and get a verbal response but we can observe our cats’ body language to see what they’re thinking. Let’s start at the top-the ears. Cat’s ears [...]

How to Clean a Dehumidifier

Dehumidifier

The de-humidifier is a niche product. Its only job is to remove moisture from air to alleviate the problems of mould and mildew. It is very similar in operation to a window air conditioner. A dehumidifier though will add heat to the room, while an air conditioner will remove heat. The de-humidifier is an appliance [...]

Dog Body Language

Dog

Understanding basic canine behavior is our passport into mutually terrific relationships with our dogs. Knowing how to identify basic canine body language, is step one in removing the hindrance of misunderstanding. Different breeds have different body language. For example, Akitas hold their tails high and always look confident, Greyhounds tuck their tail between their legs [...]

Secrets to Make your Dishwasher Clean Perfectly

Dishwasher

As a service company we are constantly asked, “Why doesn’t my dishwasher clean better?” To this query we offer the following insights and suggestions. Whenever we diagnose a “poor cleaning” complaint the main things we want to know are: Is the water hot enough? Using a proper detergent? Using a rinse additive? Using proper loading [...]

Best Placement for Window Air Conditioners

Air Conditioner

Which is the best room for placement of an air conditioner? It should be installed wherever it will give you and your family the most comfort. If you only have one air conditioner then we usually suggest the bedroom. This is because most people find that if they can sleep comfortably during a hot summer [...]

What to Look for in Carpet Padding

Carpet

When deciding on the color and type of carpet to put in the family room, people seem to overlook a very important component . . .the padding. How often do you discuss carpet padding when decorating a room? Not very often. The padding, however, is a vital part of your carpet installation and long term [...]

Why Window Air Conditioners Ice Up

Ice

One of the most frustrating problems with a window air conditioner is if it starts to ice up. For the owner of the air conditioner is can be perplexing. When this problem occurs most people immediately think it is the fault of the refrigerant gas. More often the cause is the result of other difficulties. [...]

How to Replace A Broken Oven Element

Oven

The oven element in your electric range can burn out at any time. Unfortunately it always seems to happen at the most inopportune times, such as the week before Christmas or Thanksgiving. Most elements do give warnings before burning out. They will often have a bright spot that will be noticed by the homeowner, just [...]