Homeowner Tips

Get cleaner dishes and fewer odors with these three easy actions…

Get cleaner dishes and fewer odors with these three easy actions…

By Platinum Team | Homeowner Tips | June 3, 2019

Let me guess… you have a bit of a love-hate relationship with your dishwasher. You love that it cuts down on scrubbing time. You hate the lack of reliability. Half the time glasses come out with that terrible cloudy film. Or, your spoon is caked in avocado bits that are now black. Ain’t that appetizing? […]

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Pool Pump Maintenance Tips

Pool Pump Maintenance Tips

By Platinum Team | Homeowner Tips, Life at Home in Metro Phoenix | May 20, 2019

Pool time is here. What better time to step up your pool pump maintenance than now? Your pool pump is the star player in your swimming pool’s plumbing system. It pumps thousands of gallons of water in a week’s time. To keep it at the top of its game, take time to regularly tackle the […]

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Tips for extending the life of your daily appliances

Tips for extending the life of your daily appliances

By Platinum Team | Homeowner Tips | May 1, 2019

Repair and replacement of household appliances can nibble away at your bank account.  We’ve rounded up a few tips to help you prolong the life of your everyday appliances. In a nutshell, cleaning is your best friend. Cleaning can extend the life of just about any appliance and save you a significant amount of money. […]

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How Long Will It Last?

How Long Will It Last?

By Platinum Team | Homeowner Tips | March 27, 2019

That dishwasher of yours… how long will it last? What about that AC unit in the house you’re about to buy? Can you count on it running strong for another five years? We’re certainly no fortune tellers here, but a glance at the average life expectancies of home systems and appliances can give you a […]

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5 Ways To Make Home Maintenance Less Annoying

5 Ways To Make Home Maintenance Less Annoying

By Platinum Team | Homeowner Tips | March 4, 2019

Home maintenance. If you’re like most people, you throw it in the same category as a trip to the dentist, visiting the post office during peak holiday season or working on your taxes. Cringe-worthy. Can home maintenance please get less annoying? Yes. It can!  Here are five ideas to help you… Bust out the tunes. […]

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Here’s how to keep your high-efficiency, front-loading washer and dryer running smoothly…

Here’s how to keep your high-efficiency, front-loading washer and dryer running smoothly…

By Platinum Team | Homeowner Tips | February 19, 2019

That funky smell. It’s one of the biggest complaints from owners of front-loading washing machines. If you have one, you know what we’re talking about. The energy savings from high-efficiency machines is awesome! But, that smell… is NOT. Here’s how to avoid the bad smell, plus a few more pointers to keep your washer and […]

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This home maintenance checklist helps you take care of your home without it taking over your life…

This home maintenance checklist helps you take care of your home without it taking over your life…

By Platinum Team | Homeowner Tips | January 22, 2019

  Does this sound like you? You know you should do a few things to take care of your home, but it’s hard to keep up. Where do you even begin? Is it possible to take care of your home without it taking over your life? Yes, it is! Focus on these few items, and […]

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How to Flush Your Water Heater

How to Flush Your Water Heater

By Platinum Team | Homeowner Tips | November 26, 2018

  It’s a good idea to flush your water heater once per year or anytime you change your element. You water heater builds up sediment and minerals that break down the tank liner and components that can lead to premature failure and excess energy use.   To flush you water heater: 1. Set your pilot […]

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Easy Ways to Save Energy at Home: ABC 15 Segment

Easy Ways to Save Energy at Home: ABC 15 Segment

By Platinum Team | Homeowner Tips, Press | July 12, 2018

Steve Higgins, our VP of Field Operations, talks with ABC15 about some easy ways to save energy at home. This segment touches on topics like: – Turning down the temperature on your water heater – Using a programmable thermostat – Changing the filter for your air conditioning unit – Changing out light bulbs to the […]

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Choosing the best air conditioning system for your home

Choosing the best air conditioning system for your home

By Platinum Team | Homeowner Tips | June 18, 2018

As you shop for a new heating and cooling system for a home, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. Single-stage? Two-stage? Variable speed? The options are plentiful, and the lingo can leave you feeling a bit lost. Given that you’re putting a solid chunk of money on the line, how can you and your clients possibly […]

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