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!
Tips from Toby Foundation Problem Check-Up
With the unprecedented heavy rains we've had over the past several weeks many are left with flooded basements, water damage and more. This is also a time when people are desperate and can be taken advantage of by companies that might recommend foundation repairs that aren't always necessary. Our Friends at Atlantis Drainage Solutions give you some great tips on things to check for around the home that might be causing the problems. Such things as downspouts draining improperly, clogged gutters and soil erosion around your foundation may be the culprits and a lot less money to repair that extremely costly foundation repair or French Drains. Some of us do need foundation repair but be sure you are getting the right advice and if you are unsure get a second or even third bid and check those backgrounds online!
Tips from Toby – Exterminator Choice Tip
Whether it's a trail of ants or gross bed bugs - once pests have invaded your home, it's easy to panic and just start spraying or hiring the first person that knocks on your door. In this week's tip Toby shows you how you can easily keep most bugs out of your home by yourself and what to do if the problem is bigger than you should or can handle. Like any business there are great pest management companies and some that are not so great. We show you what to look for to make sure you are making a safe and sound choice. Keep the pests out or safely have a big problem taken care of by the pros without getting bit! Watch this week's tip now!
Tips from Toby – Avoid AC Repair Calls
Last week was the first time many of us fired up our AC's this season and that resulted in thousands of emergency calls all over the city. Almost 80% of those calls could have been avoided (along with the expense) by doing a few simple tasks to keep your air conditioning system running smooth all season long. From checking that filter to cleaning off the outside coils and much more, we show you the quick, easy things you can do to keep your AC running cool and efficiently all Summer long.
Tips from Toby – Here Come the Bugs!
After a mild winter and the recent rain the insects are in full force and ready to annoy, sting and get in our homes. Keep them out along with keeping the chemicals out of your home. Watch Toby’s tip to find out how to keep those annoying pests out of your home. From ants to spiders and much more we show you how to keep those pests out and setting up nest in your home. We also help you knock down the population in your lawn so you and the kids can get out and keep from getting bit. Remember - many insects including ticks and mosquitoes carry disease, so be sure to avoid getting bit as much as possible. The good news - in just a couple of hours this weekend you can build a moat around your home that will keep the bugs from entering your home alive!
Tips from Toby May Home, Lawn & Garden Tips
This is the last month prior to the sizzling Summer heat. Is your lawn ready? What about your AC System? Watch the quick tips from Toby for his May 2017 Home, Lawn and Garden Quick Tips to get everything prepped and ready from your car to your sprinkler system and make sure you beat the heat!