Posts in the Local News Category

Electrical Panel Replacement: The Real Cost

Do I really NEED to replace the electrical panel? Replacing an old or damaged circuit breaker box merits the expense. We depend on our electrical system to work properly to protect us by tripping off when a circuit overload occurs. But, homes built between the 1950s and 1990 may have circuit breakers which may not […]

Backup Generators: Just In Case

Do You Really Need a Backup Generator In Houston Given our recent extreme weather and flooding in the Houston Area, some homeowners have been without power. Even if their homes have remained dry. This repeated power loss and inconvenience might lead some homeowners to consider buying a standby generator.   A home standby generator system […]

The Real Cost Of A Bathroom Remodeling Project

Bathroom Remodeling in Houston Doesn’t Have To Break The Bank One of the best ways to increase the value of a home is to update the kitchen and bathroom. Homeowners have all kinds of options and the total cost depends on style and budget. Remodeling isn’t cheap and it can take time to complete, not […]

Solve Your 10 Biggest Wiring Problems

Common Electrical Wiring Problems You Might Find In Your Houston Home It’s becoming more common for our home electrical system to be overloaded by our increasing demand. Most of our houses weren’t designed to handle our need to power all of our appliances, devices and gadgets. The wiring inside the home may be out of […]

What’s the Difference? Commercial Vs. Residential Plumbing

Is There Really Any Difference Between Commercial and Residential Plumbing In Houston? Everyone has had a plumbing issue at some point.  It’s reasonable to assume any plumber can fix a leaky  pipe whether it’s your home or your office. Water runs through roughly the same sort of pipes in your home and at work, doesn’t […]

10 Things You Didn’t Know About LED Lighting

Durable LED Lighting And What You Don’t Know LED lighting has become increasingly popular in the Houston area. This increased interest in LED lighting is primarily because they cost less to operate and the LED bulbs last up to 25 times longer than other bulbs. Replacing your older light fixtures and using energy efficient LED […]

Securing Your Home For The Holidays

Houston Home Security On A Small Price Tag Most home robberies are crimes of opportunity. Thieves aren’t going to risk getting caught if they can avoid it. Protecting family and property is a high priority for homeowners. Even if you don’t have a big budget, there are some low-cost ways you can protect your Houston […]

Abacus Featured on ABC Eyewitness News: Is Your Home Winter Weather Ready?

‘Tis the season to get your home prepared. That’s why Gina Brown is taking precautions now, before it’s too late. “We have had problems in the past, not with heating but with bursting pipes and things like that,” Brown said. Whether you’re hiring a pro, or doing it yourself, there are a few things you […]

Think You Know Houston? Think Again.

We’ve Got A Secret For You! If you’ve lived in Houston for a while, you probably think you know it pretty well. But, you might be surprised. Thrillist recently published a list of a few secrets Houston’s been hiding and where to find them. 10 HOUSTON SECRETS YOU DIDN’T KNOW EXISTED Here are 10 Houston secrets, […]

As Seen on ABC News 13: Tips To Avoid Creating Havoc In Your Plumbing This Holiday

Steve Campion from ABC News 13 Houston (KTRK) shares some tips about avoiding plumbing disasters this holiday season. Wednesday, November 23, 2016 04:52PM HOUSTON (KTRK) — Getting ready for the Thanksgiving feast often includes a big bird, and a reminder that this holiday can prove challenging for your kitchen sink. Lisa Helberg remembers some rules […]