28 Sep 2021

common plumbing mishaps and how to avoid them
One of the most common and noticeable leaks in your home is a kitchen sink drain pipe leaking at the connection. Here are some of the most common culprits of kitchen sink drain pipe leaks: Wonky Pipes: Plenty of plumbing repairs have been thrown together with whatever was on hand, or with incorrectly sized pipe, or even a mixture of pipe sizes and improper lengths. This can c...

20 Sep 2021

choosing the right thermostat
If you’re still unsure about whether or not smart thermostats are worth installing in your home, Clarke & Rush can help. The truth is that it depends on your habits and the condition of your current thermostat. Here at Clarke & Rush we believe that smart thermostats are worth the investment.   The difference between smart and traditional thermostats is that smart therm...

31 Aug 2021

california wildfire smoke
It's not as much keeping the smoke out, as dealing with the smoke itself. The smoke is going to permeate nearly everything, but there are steps you can take to better your air quality. First, let's take a look at what smoke does to our health. How bad is wildfire smoke for your health? According to the EPA, the largest threat from smoke is the particulates. The microscopic debris accum...

28 Jun 2021

sewer line offset - clarke & rush
Many of the problems in sewer systems can be linked to pipes and joints that are offset. When joints shift or sink, they lose their alignment with the rest of the sewer piping and drainage problems result. In this article, you’ll learn the different causes, problems, and remedies of sewer line offsets. Use this information to take the appropriate steps to prevent this problem, or to get ...

08 Feb 2021

Furnace Maintenance in Sacramento - Clarke & Rush
Furnace Maintenance: How Often? You may be wondering whether it is really necessary for you to fork out extra money to have your furnace inspected and serviced each year on top of your other finances. In this article, Clarke & Rush explains whether annual furnace maintenance is needed. Is the Annual Tune-Up Necessary? The first reason why it is advisable to have your furnace tuned...

29 Dec 2020

how indoor air quality affects your allergies in Sacramento
Allergy season is among us and some of us are desperate to find a solution fast! You may not realize that your home plays host to not only you and your family members but also a wide variety of bacteria and other contaminants. So, it's important to pay attention to the indoor air quality to keep your allergies to the minimum, especially if you have asthma. In this article, we discuss how...

24 Nov 2020

HVAC Contractor
Remodeling home. What should I fix first? Where do you start when remodeling a home? To figure that out, you have to ask yourself a few questions. First, what are you able to remodel yourself and what will require a licensed contractor? Second, what is your budget? You will need to acquire permits, purchase materials, and hire contractors, so this question will likely determine the e...

16 Nov 2020

can window replacement save you money - Clarke & Rush
Thanksgiving Day Plumbing Problems There are typically two rooms of the house that will incur plumbing problems on Thanksgiving Day - the kitchen and the bathroom. Obviously, with all the food scraps being thrown down the garbage disposal, your kitchen plumbing takes a mean whooping. Then there are the family members who have stuffed themselves to the point of unbuttoning their pants...

16 Nov 2020

tips for making your home energy efficient
3 Ways to Increase Home Value 1. Upgrade for Energy Efficiency According to a panel of real estate agents surveyed, energy efficiency upgrades that were promoted in home listings proved to be rather valuable. The question is; which energy efficient options should you focus on as the homeowner? In a 2019 Home-buyers report, put out by the National Association of REALTORS® Research Gr...

11 Nov 2020

need service? we can help
Holy HVAC! We know it is tempting to take on home improvement projects by yourself, and often enough, it turns out just fine. But then there are the times it doesn’t. In this article we rounded up the top 5 weirdest things we could find. The internet does not disappoint! Let’s take the lead from these DIYers and dive into these head first. 1. One more ought to do it! seen at: greenb...