Cyclone Contracting Blog

Don't Overlook the Mold Growing in Your Bathroom

Posted by Jeremy Nichols on Oct 5, 2017 7:25:00 PM

Mold can cause a number of problems, from poor indoor air quality, allergies, and health issues to odors and damage to your home. Don’t overlook the musty smell or mold or mildew growing in your bathroom. Be proactive by dealing with any current problems and cleaning your bathroom regularly so you and your family can breathe freely and live more comfortably (and safely).

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Topics: Ames Heating and Cooling

Prepare Your Plumbing Now for Winter

Posted by Jeremy Nichols on Sep 27, 2017 7:48:00 PM

As winter approaches, many of us turn our thoughts toward prepping for the upcoming holidays. You may begin to plan your big Thanksgiving dinner or get your house ready for holiday travel. The last thing you want to have to deal with is a sudden plumbing emergency or having water damage go unnoticed while you're traveling or have friends and family in your home for the holidays.

Preparing your plumbing for winter before temperatures dip below freezing is a good start to ensuring a pleasant holiday season. Here are our suggestions.

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Topics: ames plumbing

Smart Tips to Help You Plan Your Kitchen Remodel

Posted by Jordin Pitt on Sep 18, 2017 8:21:00 AM

The kitchen is arguably the most important room in the home. It can be a place of joy and comfort and gets a lot of foot traffic. If you’ve been looking into remodeling options, you’ve probably found how pricey it can be to update this space.

Even if you choose less expensive materials and plan ahead, it’s still a large investment. This means you need to be smart about how you go about your kitchen remodel so you can stay true to your budget and maximize your return on investment. Figuring as much out as possible before you begin actually remodeling will save you both time and money. Here are some tips to help you start off on the right foot to make the entire process go more smoothly.

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Topics: Ames Remodeling, kitchen remodeling

Why Is Annual Preventive Maintenance Important for My Air Conditioner?

Posted by Jeremy Nichols on Sep 16, 2017 7:01:00 PM

Many people wonder if they really need annual preventive maintenance on their air conditioner, heat pump, or furnace. To put it simply, yes, you do! Just like changing the oil in your car, your heating and cooling systems require regular upkeep to make sure they continue to run smoothly and don't become a safety hazard for you and your family.

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Topics: Ames Heating and Cooling

Brighten Up Your Home with Beautiful New Windows!

Posted by Jordin Pitt on Sep 7, 2017 3:00:00 PM

Do you wish your home had more natural light? Maybe your home has plenty of windows already, but they’re old and drafty. If it’s time to update your windows or install new ones to improve the overall look and feel of your home, you have many options. Learn about several different types of beautiful windows that will let in the sunshine and make your home warm and cheery.

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Topics: energy-efficient windows, Window Replacement, ames window replacement, energy efficient windows ames ia

How Clean Is the Air in Your Home?

Posted by Jeremy Nichols on Aug 30, 2017 6:06:00 PM

Is the air you’re breathing truly clean?

Most people spend more than 90% of their time indoors but don’t realize that the air inside is often more polluted than the air outside. In fact, concentrations of pollutants indoors are often 2–5 times higher than outdoors, which can affect your health more than you might think. Headaches, fatigue, lung irritation, and foul odors are just a few of the things that can result from breathing in air pollutants regularly.

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Topics: Ames Heating and Cooling

Is Your Sump Pump Doing Its Job?

Posted by Jeremy Nichols on Aug 21, 2017 3:41:00 PM

Have you been wondering if your sump pump is working properly? Are you nervous that it won't do it's job when you need it most? Take out the guesswork and place confidence in your sump pump by testing it now so you know it will hold up for you during the next heavy rainfall.

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Topics: ames plumbing, ames sump pump

Enhance Any Room in Your Home with Custom Cabinetry

Posted by Jordin Pitt on Aug 15, 2017 2:00:00 PM

Custom built-ins and entertainment centers are the perfect way to get the most out of your home theatre system, gaming system, or home office (without the compromising style). With a wide selection of Dura Supreme entertainment storage accessories at your fingertips, your speakers, movies, books, and more can be kept organized and easily accessible without making your room look cluttered.

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Topics: custom cabinetry, cabinetry

Money-Saving Tips to Keep You Cool This Summer

Posted by Nick Hulstrom on Aug 8, 2017 2:23:00 PM

If you feel like you want to throw something every time you open you energy bill, we feel your pain. Keeping your home cool and comfortable during the summer can be expensive! The following tips are meant to help you consume less energy so you can shave some money off your energy bills this summer.

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Topics: Ames Heating and Cooling

Is It Time to Update Your Plumbing Fixtures?

Posted by Jeremy Nichols on Aug 3, 2017 2:04:00 PM

Plumbing fixtures can be the focal point of your kitchen or bathrooms. They also have a huge impact on the overall function of these rooms. Is your kitchen or bathroom not performing as well as you'd like? Is the aesthetic appeal...lacking? Replacing old plumbing fixtures in your kitchen or bathroom can be an easy, inexpensive way to update your home, and it can make a BIG difference in how your space looks and functions overall.

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Topics: ames plumbing, ames plumbing fixtures