Of all the systems we have to deal with in our homes, our electrical system is perhaps the most perplexing. Portland is known for it’s beautiful old craftsman style homes that bring character to our city. They can also bring outdated electrical wiring and problems. Anything from a lack of electrical outlets to flickering or […]
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Do you own or live in a house that was built before the 1960’s? If your answer is yes, then there is an excellent chance that your home’s plumbing has galvanized plumbing unless there has been an upgrade within the last forty-five to fifty years. Replacement : When and Why The lifespan of galvanized pipes […]
Leaving the Seat Up Can Create a Cloud of Particles Leaving the toilet seat up or down has played a part in the battle of the sexes for ages, but with the Covid-19 pandemic the debate has become more serious. A new computer modeling study shows how a flushing toilet can send a cloud of […]
Tankless water heaters, also known as on-demand or instant water heaters, have many advantages over traditional tank-style water heaters and can be an excellent long-term investment. However, like any product, they have their downsides and they are not the right solution for every home. Unlike traditional tank-style water heaters, which continuously use energy to maintain […]
Where is your main water valve? In most instances the main water valve is located within the footprint of the house, and on the same side as the water meter. However, it can also be located in a crawlspace or outside buried in a box. Does your water valve work? You can test to see […]
Increased Running Time When your system gets old and requires a replacement, you’ll notice that it starts up more often. It might also stay on longer in order to reach the desired temperature. It can be caused by bad coils as well as a failing blower motor. So check these parts before ordering a new […]
Homeowners can make their furnace last longer by following some simple tips. One of the most important tips is to buy several filters for your home for the year. Label your filters by month. This way your furnace will last longer and perform at an all time high.
Do you have clogged drains in your home? Call Green Box Mechanical when your home’s drains are clogged. We’re experts in all areas of drain cleaning services including: Bathroom sink drains Toilet drain clogs Shower drain cleaning Sewer drain cleaning Kitchen sink drains Drain pipe cleaning All other drain clogs Other needed drain repair And […]
As a Pacific Northwestern homeowner, your furnace is one of your most important appliances. Whether your furnace is electric, forced air, natural gas, or another style altogether, its role in the home is a simple but vital one: to provide heat and comfort throughout your home. Despite a furnace’s relative size and importance, it’s not […]
When you’re a homeowner, there’s so much to know and be responsible for. You’ve got general upkeep, yard and lawn maintenance, and, of course, utility bills. One of the main utility investments you’re making on a daily basis is that of your hot water. We’re so accustomed to having accessible, on-demand hot water, that it’s […]