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TOP 5 THINGS TO DO IN ST. LOUIS THIS FEBRUARY, PART 2   The upside of winter nights being so long, is that you have a little extra time to spend with your family. What better way to do that then bundling up and having some fun with the rest of the city? Here are our top picks for events that’ll help you ward off cabin fever this month.   The Price is Right Live Feb 13th–Feb 14th | The Fabulous Fox Theatre | The Price is Right Live! If you’re a fan of The Price is Right, you’re in for a real treat! Get your tickets and “come on down” to this live, non-televised, interactive stage show for a chance to spin the wheel and win cash prizes!   Chinese New Year at The Magic House Feb 17th | The Magic House| Chinese New Year   Join The Magic House...

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10 Home Problems Hiding In Plain Sight! Your home is one of the most important purchases you will ever make. For many people, it’s not just a few walls and a roof - it’s an investment! To ensure that your home is always in the best shape, here is a list of 10 potential problems that might be hiding in your home right now and how to avoid them before they get out of hand. 1. Change Your Air Filter Changing your air filter regularly ensures proper airflow. One of the biggest repair calls we get in the Spring and Summer is the air conditioner or coil are frozen. When you have restricted air flow because of clogged filters the indoor coil can freeze up. A frozen coil can be a costly repair. Change your air filter once a month to ensure your system never gets a restriction. 2. Turn Outdoor...
For the residents of St Louis, who are hosting a New Year’s Eve party, there's much to do for the big celebration. From preparing the home, to planning the menu, this checklist should help keep all chores in perspective. Operation organize.A spokesperson of Hoffmann Brothers advises," Don't forget to remove all leaves from the gutter. An accumulation of leaves in the gutter may trigger other unwanted events in the home. From the foyer, mud room, coffee table to the kitchen, de-clutter these spaces to ensure a comfortable and warm environment for your guests. Operation clean up.Using a damp cloth, apply an eco-friendly cleaner to refresh cabinets. Don't forget to give the oven a good cleaning, according to the manufactures instructions. Remember to open windows or a door to release any carbon monoxide poisoning. Sanitize it.Run an empty load of the dishwasher. Toss old leftovers, creating space to accommodate the appetizers and...
Hoffmann Brothers, a St Louis HVAC Contractor, provides residents of St. Louis City with the most common gaffes to avoid. The sealed flue. Before burning the fireplace or hearth, make sure the flue is open to prevent any fatal situations (i.e. fire, carbon monoxide poisoning). A garaged, idling vehicle. When a car idles, while it is parked in the garage, carbon monoxide seeps into the home. Forgoing an emergency kit. In the event of a weather related disaster, does your home have an emergency kit, (solar charger, adequate food, water, flashlights etc.)? Be sure to refer to the emergency information at Ready.gov to create an emergency kit. Unadjusted gas water storage heater. Another potentially hazardous or combustive situation is an improperly adjusted gas water heater or any other appliance that uses gas. The outcome can be fatal. (The symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning are below) Mistaken stomach flu. The symptoms of...
Carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning is a reality for many American households and one of the most underrated and reported tragedies of the holiday season. The business of meal preparation and keeping the home comfy and toasty during Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and other holiday celebrations can expeditiously go wrong. Environments with insufficient ventilation and moisture are vulnerable to CO poisoning. Healthy indoor air quality also entails adequate ventilation. To prevent CO fatalities, always have the heating system inspected and cleaned by a licensed HVAC contractor before the winter season commences. There are many gases, electrical components and more that need to be maintained on an annual basis. In smaller sized homes and apartments, try to bake the turkey in the oven with windows and/or a door cracked to promote cross ventilation. Outdoor cooking appliances, such as gas and charcoal burning grills, are unsuitable for cooking the Thanksgiving dinner inside. This tenet...
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