Spring Your Plumbing Into Action

Spring your plumbing into action

Spring cleaning isn’t just for your house, your plumbing needs love too! We aren’t through with pipe concerns even though we are almost through with winter. Spring is on the horizon, and by the horizon, we mean next week. According to Farmer’s Almanac, the meteorological (which is based on the annual temperature cycle and the 12-month calendar) start date for the spring season is March 1st. It’s time to start prepping your home for warmer weather. Your plumbing is one of the most important utilities in your home and it needs to be checked before the season change (ehem, now). In the winter, your plumbing has been through some harsh weather and overuse, so give it some extra love before spring rolls in.

Check out these tips to prep your plumbing for Spring.

Tip #1 Your Sink’s Plumbing Needs Attention

Sink Plumbing

Between the holidays and super bowl parties, your sink goes through a lot during the winter season. Of course, frozen pipes are always a worry during the winter months, but don’t forget about the garbage disposal. Pouring oils and fats down the drain can also wreak havoc on your pipes and cause them to freeze when temperatures drop. The oil and fats can also clog your drain, so make sure to dispose of your grease properly. A quick inspection of the drain and garbage disposal can save you from having issues with your sink in the future.

Tip #2 Your Water Heater Might Be in Hot Water

Water Heater

A home’s water heater is an unsung hero during the winter months. How would we survive winter without a warm shower? The water heater has worked hard for the past few months to keep that shower warm, so it might need a quick look over to avoid being run down for the rest of the year. Let’s be honest, we don’t want our warm showers to go away anytime soon. Being preemptive with a water heater inspection during the season change can help you avoid cold showers in the future.

Tip #3 Rot, Rust, and Mold Oh My!

Faucet

We know you’ve been holed up all winter, so before spring starts make sure to check for rot, mold, or rust from leaky faucets. A leaky faucet can easily create mold spots which are unattractive and can be very dangerous to your health. The faucet is not the only one in danger of contracting some funk, the surrounding areas are also at risk. Cabinetry can rot from a leaky faucet and become feeble enough to drop stored items. A rusted faucet is the most time-sensitive repair because of how quickly it can grow into a larger issue. If rust continues to build on or around your faucet the leak can worsen and develop cracks. Where there are cracks, there will be a pipe burst which results in a costly repair. To avoid overpriced repairs in the future an inspection for rot, rust, and mold is recommended before spring…so now.

To start your spring on the right foot keep these tips in your back pocket to avoid an unpredictable home maintenance challenge. Delays in plumbing repairs will only hurt your home more in the end, so stay diligent on getting them fixed quickly and safely. As always, if your plumbing issues get out of hand, and you need a quality professional to fix them, Jonny On It has your back!

Matchmaker for Professional Home Services

Matchmaker for Professional Home Services

It’s almost Valentine’s Day, so if you aren’t in a committed relationship someone out there is probably playing matchmaker. Every corner you turn there is another jewelry commercial or a bag of candy taunting you…(so much for that New Year’s Resolution!) On top of that, you can’t escape all the hearts, cupids and overt romance in every store window. Single people get to use this time of year to focus on self-love but that doesn’t mean their “happily paired up friends” won’t continue to try and match them up.

Heart Candy

We all have that one friend who is the designated matchmaker in the group. Every day they have someone new “who would just be perfect for you”. You bite your tongue and go on the date because who knows it could be your soulmate.

matchmaker

Here at Jonny On It, we are that matchmaker. Except with us, we guarantee we will find your home repair soulmate and they will never let you down. “Around 39% of U.S. homeowners say it is hard to find reliable repair service.” so we take our job very seriously to find you quality service providers.

Jonny On It Service Professional

Our app is as easy as filling out a dating profile. Simply explain the repairs that need to be fixed, you can even upload a picture of the issue. Set your location and schedule your “date” when it’s convenient for you. Once the job is requested, we will begin our search through our trusted providers to connect you with your perfect match. Our matching system is designed to join you with professionals who can get the job done quickly and on your schedule. All payments are handled through the app and you will not be charged until the job has been completed (no need to worry if you have any cash around). Just like any dating app, all you have to do is tell us your requirements and we pair you with the perfect service provider.

At Jonny On It, we believe in showing love to everyone, including your home. Let us fix you up with the perfect professional to get your house in order. This Valentine’s give the gift of finishing the neglected honey-do list for your significant other or for yourself. No matter your relationship status, keep you and your home on good terms this year with a little help from Jonny On It.

Time Management Tips for 2019

Time Management Tips for 2019

February is here, which means most of us have already broken our New Year’s Resolution. (Let’s be honest…it didn’t take an entire month. We totally blew it within the first week of January.) Inc. recently released the top ten New Year’s Resolutions for 2019 and time management didn’t make the chart. This is surprising, considering time plays a very significant role in our lives. Time Management can maximize creativity, productivity, prioritizing, and our overall health.

We’ve put together a convenient list of time management tips for you…see, you’re already saving time by not having to do hours of research!

Set Goals

Time Management Goals

Start by writing out a list of attainable goals for 2019. By writing it down you can easily see where to prioritize your time. Most of us have money or career goals, but try to include personal goals that come from within. A few questions to ask yourself to get you started:

  • What is your ultimate goal above all others?
  • What kind of friend or spouse do you desire to be?
  • How much more involved do you wish to be in your community?
  • What values are important to you?
  • How can you become the best version of yourself?

After you have created a list, create a plan of action. How you use your time and your future decisions will be driven by goal-setting.

Set Your Schedule Ahead of Time

Set Your Schedule

Planning is essential when it comes to time management. Make it a priority by carving out a specific time each morning to create a to-do list. For each item, create a time limit so that you aren’t spending the majority of your day on just one task. If creating a physical to-do list isn’t your thing, there are multiple apps that can help you with time management: Wunderlist, Anylist, Summit and more.

Single-tasking

Checklist

Sure, multitasking is a nice skill to have but juggling tasks can get risky. Multitasking can divide your attention, hinder your focus, and increase your time spent on trying to achieve important tasks. This can lead to a decline in productivity, prioritizing, and mental clarity. Steve Bradt, a Harvard Staff writer, states that “people spend almost 47% of their waking hours thinking about something other than what they’re currently doing”. Single-tasking allows you to restructure your focus, save time, increase productivity, and decrease stress. Create a list of your tasks and organize them by priority, helping you decide which one to hone in on first.

Calendar Alerts

Calendar Alerts

There are various programs that can aid in time management, but one of the most popular and user friendly ones is Google Calendar. Unlike physical calendars and planners, Google Calendar has endless benefits and features at the palm of your hand:

  • Calendar sharing can save you from double booking or a lot of back and forth
  • Google Calendar will suggest times for you based on you and your guest’s availability
  • Set “Private” events for personal meetings. It will display as “Busy” and keep you from having to explain another doctor’s appointment
  • Add specific locations to your invite to save everyone time, stress, and confusion
  • Google Calendar will send you alerts straight to your desktop, phone, or smartwatch before your meeting.

Time management can benefit everyone-whether you’re a student, a parent, or even the CEO of a large company. At Jonny On It, we know that everyone’s time is valuable. Our app was created with convenience and time management in mind. By making time management a priority, you can increase efficiency, effectiveness and productivity.

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