3 – Tips to Extend Water Heater Life

3 – Tips to Extend Water Heater Life

Water heaters often work perfectly for a decade or more without any care, so they’re easy to neglect. But a few minutes of TLC once a year pays off by extending the tank’s life span and maintaining your water heater’s efficiency and safety. 1. Proper installation of your new water heater is vital. Be sure

5 must-have home features for retirees

5 must-have home features for retirees

As we move through the different stages in our lives, our housing needs change too. The home you were excited to move into in your 30s might not be ideal for those now nearing retirement. According to the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University, between 2015 and 2035, the number of people over

Smart home update 2018: New products that organize your life through voice

Smart home update 2018: New products that organize your life through voice

The artificial intelligence that’s already taking the world by storm is ramping up even more in 2018, enabling a number of innovative new smart home tools that can make your life easier, more comfortable or just more fun. Throughout the year, consumers worldwide are expected to spend $102 billion on hardware, services and installation related

5 budget-friendly bathroom upgrades you’ll cherish for years

5 budget-friendly bathroom upgrades you’ll cherish for years

What does your bathroom mean to you? Is it an oasis, a place to unwind, relax and let the cares of the day simply melt away? Or is it just another room in your house? If your answer is the latter, then your bathroom isn’t doing everything it could. The good news is, getting your

HOLIDAY MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT.

HOLIDAY MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT.

  It has been quite a year for us at 5 Star Plumbing, and as 2017 comes to a close, we would like to take this time to thank our customers for your continued support, business, and referrals. We made a lot of new friends this past year and would like to welcome all of

6 tips to make your bathroom sellable, and enjoyable, at the same time

6 tips to make your bathroom sellable, and enjoyable, at the same time

When it comes time to sell your home, not all rooms are created equal. Sure, potential buyers will walk through the entire house, but their opinion of a few primary rooms can ultimately determine whether they choose to offer or walk. Your bathroom(s) — especially your master bathroom — are among these key rooms. As

3 important areas to focus on when winterizing your home

3 important areas to focus on when winterizing your home

  From the holidays to cold-weather fun like ice skating and skiing, winter promises its share of good times. Preparing your home for winter’s weather extremes can help ensure that you get the maximum enjoyment out of the season, while protecting your home’s vital systems and indoor comfort. “Winter weather can take a toll on

Back-flow Prevention. Here is why we need it…

Back-flow Prevention. Here is why we need it…

We have noticed an increase in back-flow protection demands from water purveyors. Here is why we need it. The contamination of potable water supplies has been with us since our first ancestor decided that using the local stream as a toilet was a good thing for waste removal. Historically, potable water supply contamination has produced

Dried Cherry and Cranberry Sauce; A 5 Star Recipe!

Dried Cherry and Cranberry Sauce; A 5 Star Recipe!

Dried Cherry and Cranberry Sauce. A 5 Star Recipe • 1 1/2 cups cranberry juice cocktail• 1 cup water • 1 cup light brown sugar • 1 cinnamon stick, broken in half • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice • 6 ounces dried cherries • 1 (12 ounce) package fresh cranberries Stir the cranberry juice cocktail, water,

Quick tips to prepare your home for holiday guests

Quick tips to prepare your home for holiday guests

As the holidays approach, the decorator in us gets excited about how to deck the halls and drape the tinsel to create a festive home for the season. Social media is full of inspiration, but before you embark on decorating projects, the following are a few easy ideas to ensure your home is as functional

Is Your Home Ready For Winter?

Is Your Home Ready For Winter?

As we close down our sprinkler systems and put away our hoses for the winter, let’s think about safety with indoor heating. Soon it will be cold enough to use our heaters on a daily basis. In the winter we find water heaters also work a lot harder than they do in the summer. For