When to Get an Electrical Inspection

Most of the time, when you purchase a home, an electrical inspection is either required or requested to ensure there are no existing problems before buying. However, there are other times throughout your stay in your home that an additional electrical inspection would make sense. Considering that electrical problems are often the cause of home fires, it is important to …

National Energy Awareness Month

October is National Energy Awareness Month. At Miller’s we always place a focus on helping our customers become more energy efficient. So, this month is just an opportunity for us to really let our customers know why energy efficiency is so important. Let’s talk about what energy efficiency actually is and what you can do to achieve it. Energy Efficiency …

Enhancing Your Landscape With Outdoor Lighting

As summer comes to an end, our days will soon become shorter – leaving us with less light in the evening. Whether you are working extra hours or taking the kids to soccer practice, you may find yourself arriving home after dusk to a dark house. With landscape lighting, your home can be illuminated, allowing it to both look better …

Why Realtors Should Encourage Septic Pre-Inspections

Summer is the most ideal time for buying a house; the kids are out of school, there is more free time, and the dreaded cold is a few months away. Most buyers are too busy worrying about mortgages and closing costs, leaving the septic system to be overlooked until closing time. This can quickly turn into a real headache for …

Servicing Your Summer Home

If you have a summer home, chances are you don’t think about it much until summer is actually here. This probably means your septic and plumbing are not the first items on your to-do list when you arrive to town. You may be focused on cleaning up some dust and getting your landscaping together before you start hosting guests for …

Saving Your Septic System and Conserving Water this Summer

Water is an essential part of beating the summer heat; we need it to stay hydrated, stay clean, and even stay cool. But for our septic system, excessive water usage can cause some problems that could require expensive repairs. While we need to make sure we drink lots of water, there are some other ways where we can reduce our …

How Heavy Rainfall Can Affect Your Plumbing

This spring has brought a lot of heavy rain and thunderstorms to our area, it’s safe to say the April showers have extended into May. Unfortunately, these heavy rains can cause flooding, leaks, and other plumbing problems that affect your pipes. A little preventative maintenance can go a long way as we get further into storm season. Here are a …

Are Your Electrical Problems Harmless Or Hazardous?

Being a homeowner means there is a chance that we could run into all kinds of household problems including electrical. Some can be very simple, DIY fixes but others not so much. See below to determine which problems are harmless and can be fixed yourself verses those problems that need to be handled by a professional, and immediately.  Broken Light …

Is Your Septic System Ready For Spring?

I know we never thought spring would come, here in Virginia, but it is finally here. Although it may not feel like spring, the warm weather will soon be upon us. When we think about spring we think about all of the fun things we can do with our friends and family in the warm weather, we begin spring cleaning …

Leaky Pipes At The End Of Winter?

There is nothing like Virginia weather where you can experience all four season in the span of one week. It can be snowing today and expected to be in the 70’s tomorrow and then drop down to the 30’s over night. Us Virginia residents are all used to this crazy weather but have you ever taken the time to consider …