Tips from Toby January Quick Tips
Tired of being cooped up in the cold? Going a little stir crazy? We've put together a list of Toby's favorite Home, Lawn and Garden Quick tips that are easy and will have you feeling like you made some big accomplishments (for those that have already broken their New Year's Resolutions). Watch the video tip of the week now to find out some easy things you can do around your home to keep things running great!
Tips from Toby – Warmth, Heaters & Electric System
Have you been using those handy space heaters to warm that Winter chill? Is the space heater safe? At this time of year we see tons of electric fires because circuits are being shorted out and space heaters can ignite blankets or cause a short quickly. Watch this week's tip and find out what to look for in "safe" space heaters and find out how to make sure your electric system is handling the extra load.
Tips from Toby – Winter Indoor Humidity
It's that time of year where our furnaces dry out the air, our noses, throats, furniture and much more. This can leave a lot of damage to cabinets, wood floors and of course be an irritant. Check out our tip on adding a whole house humidifier to your home or ways to add humidity to your home safely. Keep from shocking your family, static cling in your hair and enjoy more comfort in your home now!
Tips from Toby Easy Vent Adjust for Comfort
Do you have those rooms that seem drafty in some areas and hot in others? Do you shut of vents in some rooms to try in make it more comfortable in others? Find out how to use some simple tips to make your whole house more comfortable and why closing off those vents in some rooms is actually a bad idea. This is one of our favorite easy tips that will make your whole home more comfortable, will save you money on your energy bills and you'll even sleep better at night! Take a look at this tip now and you'll be feeling a lot more comfortable and saving money in no time!
Tips from Toby Holiday Safety Checklist
Getting out those holiday ornaments and lights? Cooking for guests? It seems like just about every morning on the news another sad house fire tops the headlines. This is the time of the year where we are so distracted that it's easy to forget the simple things to stay safe. This is your reminder to mentally run through a checklist to make sure you aren't risking fire and have some safety items ready just in case. We know everyone thinks this won't happy to them - so don't ignore warning signs like overloaded holiday lights, piles of dried up leaves around the house or overloading circuits with space heaters. We want everyone to have a happy and safe holiday season, so watch the tip now and do a walk around of your home to make sure you aren't tempting fate!
Tips from Toby Chimney & Dryer Vent Tip
The leading cause of home fires in the United States is caused by excessive lint buildup in our dryer vents and by creosote buildup in our chimneys. As the nights get a bit chillier it won't be long before we are firing up those fireplaces and lots of static will be firing up around our dryers. Don't be one of those victims you see on the news and suffer damage to your home or much worse! This is an inexpensive maintenance tip that should be a priority this Fall on your home upkeep list!
Tips from Toby – The Heat is On
The overnight temperatures are dropping and many of us are firing up those furnaces. That means it won't be long before Winter starts blowing in.
How is your car battery? Have you topped off that windshield wiper fluid? How about adding a blanket and shovel to the trunk?
Before it gets too cold we have all the quick and easy tips you need to get prepped for Winter before you don't feel like freezing through those outdoor chores.
Tips from Toby – Fall Oak Mites, Mice and Bugs
The Oak/Itch mites are back in full force. Learn about Whup a Bug from Toby and his Brother - who’s lawn team was being eaten alive. Whup a Bug is all natural and it has been keeping the itch mites and other biters away for quite some time. It might work for you! The mice and bugs are trying to get into your home as the nights get colder. We show you the easy solutions to keep them out of the house and not spray any chemicals or leave nasty traps inside the house! Watch the video tip now to find out how you can keep from getting bit or bothered over the Fall.
Tips from Toby Fall Furnace Checks & Prep
The cooler nights mean it won't be long before we begin firing up those furnaces. What till you hear how easy it is for something as simple as a dirty furnace or misaligned vent to spread CO Poisoning throughout your home. Check out the easy steps you can take to avoid problems and even death. CO is a silent killer, but it is very easy to avoid problems if you are prepared. We look into humidifiers and their benefit to your home, woodwork, furniture, skin and overall comfort - plus you'll be amazed at how much they can save you on energy bills. Get that annual tune up scheduled now and don't wait till you "have" to turn on your furnace to experience problems.
Tips from Toby Fall Pest Management
The cold night's are coming and that means that mice, bugs, spiders and pests are looking to get into our homes. Don't wait to have a problem inside your home and don't spray chemicals or use gross traps on the inside of your home. Toby shows you how easy it is to keep the pests out by tending to the outside of our homes. Remember, if mice are inside your home - you already have a mouse or pest problem! Make it hard to get inside or kill those pests before they make it inside your home!