Why DIY Home Window Tinting is a Bad Idea

The summer sun can be brutal during the day. Especially during those late afternoon hours just as the sun begins to set. The sun’s rays aren’t just annoying, they can actually do serious damage to hardwood floors, furniture, art, and anything else left in its path for a considerable amount…

How to Prevent Bugs Coming Through Air Conditioner Vents

Bugs are just plain unpleasant. There’s no better way to describe them. And when temperatures start to get up to the 80s and 90s, we can expect them to start looking for shelter. Unfortunately, the creepy crawlers found in Sacramento like to take refuge in your AC condenser and even…

What’s Included with a Plumbing Safety Inspection?

At Bell Brothers we have a saying that your pipes are only as good as their last inspection. Most homeowners don’t think to call the plumber until something goes very, very wrong. That’s why we offer a plumbing safety inspection of our Sacramento, East Bay, Stockton, and Vacaville communities. If…

What to Expect From a Drain Camera Inspection

Having your sewer inspected used to be a big deal. Before the technology we have now, a drain camera inspection meant a ripped up yard and days long investigation. The introduction of the drain camera inspection changed everything. Why do Plumbers Use a Camera to Inspect Pipes? The simple answer…

What Does Bell Brothers Check During an AC Tune-Up?

At Bell Brothers, we constantly talk about how the most important thing you can do for your HVAC system is to schedule routine maintenance. However, we’ve never really delved into what we look for during an AC tune-up. Most homeowners don’t know that their furnace is also running during the…

Do Windows Block UV Rays?

The more we learn about UV rays, the more we want to stay away from them. We know to wear sunscreen and limit time in direct sunlight, but what about at home? Our window techs have answered a lot of questions about sun exposure and windows. At Bell Brothers, we…

Five Signs You’re Due for an AC Tune-Up

Summer in Sacramento and the East Bay is hot. There’s no way around it, it feels like the temperature climbs every year. At Bell Brothers, we recommend a tune-up before you even turn on your AC, but we know some people like to live dangerously. Here are five signs it’s…

Five Ways to Prepare Your Home for Summer

Summer is one of our favorite times of year. Between backyard barbeques and warm nights, we’re ready for the season. Even if it did just turn to spring, summer should always be in the back of your mind. Especially when it comes to your home. This is why we’re sharing…

What Are All the Parts of a Furnace and How do They Work?

For most of our Sacramento and East Bay homeowners, the furnace is just a system that keeps working until it doesn’t. There’s actually a lot more going on in that metal box than one would think. That’s why we put together this handy guide answering the questions what are the…

What Happens When Someone Puts Dish Soap in the Dishwasher?

There comes a time in every homeowner’s when they just don’t want to make that trip store. We’ve all been there, no shame. The issue may come when it’s time to start the dishwasher. Dish soap and dish detergent, they’re the same, right? Unfortunately, they perform the same task, but…