How long should my appliances last?

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As household owners, we’ve all had to pay an arm and a leg for certain appliances, but are they worth buying if it doesn’t last long? Appliances are a necessity of modern living, but getting one that lasts a decade or more is difficult because of changes in technology and modifications. Knowing the average life of an appliance can help you determine if purchasing a top-of-the-line appliance is worth it and when you should start saving for a new appliance. 1st Source Servall is here to inform you on the life expectancy of your appliances and to hopefully help you determine when to get a new one.

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Eliminate Pet Hair From Your Washer For Good!     

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Pets are cute and cuddly but having pets around can easily become a nightmare when you are dealing with pet hair. Any pet owner will know how difficult it is to completely remove pet hair from your bedding, clothes, furniture, and washing machine.

It’s already hard enough getting rid of your pet’s hair from your clothing but when it’s stuck to your washing machine it can become problematic. When pet hair gets wet, it  clumps together and can cause the drain to clog.  We stress that it is important to get the pet hair off before throwing them into the wash. Continue reading

Product Pick of the Week: Zip Foam Coil Cleaner

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Welcome to our new series, every week we will be selecting a new part or product we sell and explaining its use and importance. This article will talk about Zip Foam Coil Cleaner used for your air conditioner and other units. Have you ever wondered what you can do to improve how you’re A/C unit works?  Luckily 1st Source Servall will explain all the ways this product will be useful in your home!

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What You Need to Know about Carbon Monoxide

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What is Carbon Monoxide (CO)? Where does it come from? How can I prevent CO Poisoning?  What should I do if I suspect I have CO Poisoning? All very important questions that home owners and even businesses should ask themselves. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “more than 400 Americans die from unintentional CO poisoning not linked to fires, more than 20,000 visit the emergency room, and more than 4,000 are hospitalized.” Luckily, there are ways to prevent this from happening.

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A Guide to “Going Green” in Honor of Earth Day

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“Going Green”, or leading a more environmentally friendly lifestyle to protect the environment and sustain natural resources,  is a lifestyle many of us may enact on a regular basis–or we at least try our best to do so. Changing your lifestyle completely to do this, however, can be difficult.  Many of us know the basics, like the importance of recycling, turning off our lights when we leave a room, and trying to reduce the amount of waste we create.

What you might not be familiar with is how to use your appliances in the most efficient way possible.  Not only do these methods save electricity, water, or natural fuels, they can save you money as well. There are ways to change the way you use all of your main home appliances in order to be more “green”, and you can start doing them right away.  With Earth Day less than two weeks away on April 22nd,  this is the perfect time to make these small changes in honor of your planet.

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Keeping Your Laundry Room Clean and Organized

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Whether you are just doing laundry for yourself or you have a house full of children that make never-ending piles of clothes that need to be washed, doing laundry can get overwhelming if you are working in a messy space.  Washer and dryer units take up a lot of room wherever they are in your home, not to mention the extensive space that is occupied by laundry baskets and piles of clean or dirty clothes. Here are some great ways to clean and organize where you do your laundry that will make the process of doing laundry much easier for you.  Continue reading

Hacks and Tips for Organizing Your Refrigerator and Freezer

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No matter the size of your refrigerator and freezer, it always seems as if there is never enough room for all of your food, drinks, and snacks.  Nothing is more frustrating than coming home from going grocery shopping and fighting to fit all of the food that you just bought into your fridge.  Being able to get items in and out of the fridge without knocking something else over or having to take something out is merely impossible, and dealing with the freezer is usually even worse because it is even smaller than the fridge.  If these problems are all too familiar to you, here are some clever hacks and tips that will make your life in this area of the kitchen a little bit easier.  Continue reading