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Fall in Love With Your Home

We’ve spent a lot more time at home in the last year than we ever have before, and since it is the month of love, you should be head over heels for your space by now. For all of the helpful tips to help you get back to that honeymoon phase with your home, keep reading.

Increase Your Home Value With a Water Softener

If you live in Santa Clarita, then you know the trials and tribulations of having hard water in your home. You’ve seen the hard water spots, dealt with the hard water buildup, and know the frustrations. Luckily for you, there’s a solution.

Installing a water softener will remove the minerals that make your water “hard” before they get the chance to travel through your supply pipes and out of your fixtures.

Softened water will improve your home life in a number of ways by:

  • Making better-tasting coffee. That’s right, the minerals in your water could be making your coffee taste more acidic and bitter than it should. It can also lead to the premature breakdown of your coffee maker.

  • Reducing fading in your laundry. Minerals in hard water don’t lather well with detergent which causes early fading in your laundry. It can also cause skin irritation where the minerals don’t completely rinse out of fabrics.

  • Lowering the chances of dry skin and hair after a shower. Similar to how hard water affects your laundry, it has the same interaction with body soap. The minerals in the water prevent body soap from being able to absorb into skin, instead, it leaves a filmy residue on your skin that leaves you feeling dry and irritated.

Once you’ve decided to take the step to get a water softener, we would recommend opting for the Halo whole house filtration system. Halo systems are guaranteed to remove bad taste and smell out of your home’s water. It also removes chlorine and most carcinogens.

Freshen up the Indoor Air

There is nothing better and more reenergizing than good old fashioned fresh air. But we can’t always take a hike or go for a neighborhood stroll in the middle of the day, so in those cases, we have to make do with the air inside of our homes.

There are a few ways to freshen up your home’s indoor air quality, our favorite tips include:

  • Invite the outdoors in by adding house plants into your home. According to research performed by organizations like NASA, houseplants are great at increasing oxygen levels and removing toxins from your home’s indoor air. But remember, they’ll only do this in their immediate areas, so for major changes in air quality you’ll need to call a professional.

  • Change your air filters. Most experts recommend changing your home’s air filters every 30 to 90 days depending on residents’ level of sensitivity and the number of toxins present in the home. Common household contaminants include cigarette smoke, pet dander, pesticides, and more.

  • Open those windows! Let some actual fresh air into your home, and bonus, if you open a bunch of windows at once, you’ll create a cross breeze in your home that will be sure to allow clean air in, and stale air out.

Make the Upgrades You’ve Been Dreaming About

We all have that space or appliance in our homes that frustrates us every time we walk by, consider this blog post the sign you’ve been looking for to make those upgrades. Whether you want to completely remodel your kitchen, or upgrade a few plumbing fixtures, now is the time to do it.

We recommend making these upgrades first:

  • Upgrade your plumbing fixtures, and toilets to low flow models. This will not only improve the look of your bathroom and kitchen, but it will also save you money on water bills. At Yochim Plumbing Services Inc., we always recommend our clients go for Moen brand fixtures, Moen provides lifetime warranties, a vast array of finishes and styles, and great customer service to boot!

  • Purchase a new water heater for more precise temperature control, more efficient water heating, lower energy bills, and a longer product lifespan. We are Noritz America Factory certified, their tankless water heaters provide a huge value to home’s and have a fantastic lifespan.

Our team at Yochim Plumbing Services Inc. knows exactly how to assist you on this love journey, so give us a call or visit our website for more details about how we can help you love your home again.