Detecting Poor Air Quality: Signs to Watch For
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by R. Poust Inc
1w ago
Maintaining fresh, clean air is essential for a healthy and comfortable lifestyle. Recognizing signs of poor air quality is crucial as it allows you to take necessary steps to improve your indoor environment. Here are key indicators that may suggest you have bad air quality: Unpleasant Odors Musty or foul odors lingering despite cleaning efforts often indicate the presence of mold, mildew, dust, or other debris. These pollutants not only affect air quality but also contribute to respiratory discomfort. High Humidity Levels Excessive humidity fosters the growth of mold and fungi, significantly ..read more
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Enhancing Your Spring Cleaning with Water Treatment Solutions
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by R. Poust Inc
2M ago
As spring approaches, many homeowners gear up for their annual deep cleaning rituals. However, one often overlooked aspect of effective cleaning is the quality of your water. If your water hasn’t been treated, hard water can significantly impact the results of your cleaning efforts. Faucet Stains and Build-Up Stubborn stains and build-up around your faucets are common signs of hard water. While cleaning may temporarily remove these deposits, they tend to reappear due to ongoing exposure to hard water. Installing a water treatment system can provide you with soft water, preventing future build ..read more
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Essential Spring Maintenance Checklist
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by R. Poust Inc
2M ago
Performing annual maintenance checks on your home is crucial for preserving its integrity and functionality. By addressing potential issues proactively, you can extend the lifespan of your home and avoid costly repairs down the line. Clear Gutters Clogged gutters can lead to water damage and plumbing issues, causing soil shifting around your foundation and potentially damaging pipes. Before the rainy season begins, clear debris from your gutters to ensure proper water drainage away from your home’s foundation and siding. HVAC Inspection As spring approaches, it’s essential to check your HVAC s ..read more
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5 Advantages of Upgrading Your Electrical System
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by R. Poust Inc
2M ago
While many homeowners only consider their electrical system when problems arise, there are numerous benefits to upgrading it, especially in older homes where issues may be more prevalent. Enhanced Electrical Safety Aged electrical systems often harbor frayed wires, increasing the risk of electrical fires and shocks. Upgrading your system ensures compliance with current safety standards, safeguarding your family from potential hazards. Increased Convenience with Additional Outlets Older homes may lack sufficient outlets, leading to inconvenience and reliance on extension cords. Upgrading allows ..read more
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Identifying When to Seek Professional Plumbing Help
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by R. Poust Inc
2M ago
Determining when to tackle a home repair or call in a professional can be tricky, especially regarding plumbing. While some clogged drains are easily fixed, others may indicate more complex issues that require expert intervention. Recognizing when to enlist the help of a professional plumber is crucial. Persistent Clogs in the Same Drain You might resolve a minor clog with a homemade hot water and vinegar mixture. However, if this becomes a regular necessity for the same drain, it’s a sign that you’re dealing with a more significant obstruction. Persistent clogs could point to a deeper blockag ..read more
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Advantages of Installing a Home Water Filtration System
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by R. Poust Inc
2M ago
In today’s world, having clean water is not just a luxury but a necessity. A home water filtration system ensures this necessity is met quickly and efficiently. Many homeowners might wonder about the real impact of such a system. Is it a worthwhile investment? Here are several updated benefits of installing a home water filtration system to shed light on this question. Guaranteed Safe and Clean Drinking Water The most direct benefit of a home water filtration system is the assurance of safe drinking water. While municipal water treatments are generally effective, they are not infallible. Insta ..read more
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Prepare Your Home for Winter with R. Poust Heating & Cooling
R. Poust Heating & Cooling, Inc. Blog
by R. Poust Inc
2M ago
As the vibrant foliage adorns Sparta, Newton, and the surrounding areas, it signals the arrival of winter, urging us to focus on preparing our homes for the impending ice and snow. With the expertise of R. Poust Heating & Cooling, let’s delve into essential tasks to ensure your home is winter-ready. Cleanup: Initiate your winter preparation by clearing drains, gutters, and pipes of any debris, preventing potential damage to exteriors from clogged water. Embrace a thorough interior cleanup, eliminating hazardous materials, old newspapers, and unnecessary flammables to enhance the safety of ..read more
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What to Do During a Power Outage
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by R. Poust Inc
2M ago
It’s easy to become flustered when the power goes out at work or at home. Some people may forget basic safety recommendations when a power outage occurs, while others want to try to resolve the problem themselves but don’t know how. We’d like to discuss a few key points to remember next time you experience a power outage. Stay Calm and Safe Power outages can be scary, especially if you have young children at home who don’t know what happened. However, the one tip to remember is to stay safe and calm. If a storm is rolling through, head for your basement and stay clear of the windows. Bring wat ..read more
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How Your Furnace Can Go Bad
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by R. Poust Inc
2M ago
Now that the summer heat has gone, you’re much more likely to rely on your furnace to keep you warm throughout fall and winter. However, if your furnace isn’t functioning as optimally as usual, it may have gone bad. You may ask, “How can a furnace go bad?” Below are just a few ways your furnace can begin showing signs that it needs a fix. Moisture Buildup Anytime you see moisture on your windows, walls, or ceilings, this usually means there’s poor airflow throughout your home. This can be a result of bad ventilation or a problem with your furnace. If you notice condensation, this most often me ..read more
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Addressing Invasive Roots on Your Property
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by R. Poust Inc
2M ago
It is not uncommon for tree roots to infiltrate, damage, and puncture sewer pipes. The trees naturally seek out oxygen from any source they can find — even the smallest crack in a sewer line can be sensed by a savvy tree. The sewer line continually carries water and, therefore, provides necessary nutrients. But roots can cause extreme damage to both the pipes below ground and your home above ground, in the form of sewage backups and the destruction of your home structure and furnishings.  Notice the Warning Signs Catching potential root infiltration before it causes backups and extensive ..read more
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