3 important areas to focus on when winterizing your home

3 important areas to focus on when winterizing your home

  From the holidays to cold-weather fun like ice skating and skiing, winter promises its share of good times. Preparing your home for winter’s weather extremes can help ensure that you get the maximum enjoyment out of the season, while protecting your home’s vital systems and indoor comfort. “Winter weather can take a toll on

Back-flow Prevention. Here is why we need it…

Back-flow Prevention. Here is why we need it…

We have noticed an increase in back-flow protection demands from water purveyors. Here is why we need it. The contamination of potable water supplies has been with us since our first ancestor decided that using the local stream as a toilet was a good thing for waste removal. Historically, potable water supply contamination has produced

Dried Cherry and Cranberry Sauce; A 5 Star Recipe!

Dried Cherry and Cranberry Sauce; A 5 Star Recipe!

Dried Cherry and Cranberry Sauce. A 5 Star Recipe • 1 1/2 cups cranberry juice cocktail• 1 cup water • 1 cup light brown sugar • 1 cinnamon stick, broken in half • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice • 6 ounces dried cherries • 1 (12 ounce) package fresh cranberries Stir the cranberry juice cocktail, water,

Quick tips to prepare your home for holiday guests

Quick tips to prepare your home for holiday guests

As the holidays approach, the decorator in us gets excited about how to deck the halls and drape the tinsel to create a festive home for the season. Social media is full of inspiration, but before you embark on decorating projects, the following are a few easy ideas to ensure your home is as functional

Is Your Home Ready For Winter?

Is Your Home Ready For Winter?

As we close down our sprinkler systems and put away our hoses for the winter, let’s think about safety with indoor heating. Soon it will be cold enough to use our heaters on a daily basis. In the winter we find water heaters also work a lot harder than they do in the summer. For

SYMPTOMS OF A WATER HEATER MALFUNCTION.

SYMPTOMS OF A WATER HEATER MALFUNCTION.

1. The Age of your water heater, age label  Knowing how old your water heater is might be the best way to predict when it will fail. Many water heaters are only made to last around 10 years or so. If you didn’t buy your current heater, check the labels on the side of the

PROTECT YOUR FAMILY AGAINST CARBON MONOXIDE POISONING

PROTECT YOUR FAMILY AGAINST CARBON MONOXIDE POISONING

Few areas of the country are immune to natural disasters or severe weather. Whether you live in a hurricane zone or face icy winters, it is important to prepare your home and family to weather the storm and know the potential health and safety risks that may arise in emergency situations. Beyond inconvenience, widespread and

7 ways to improve your home’s indoor air quality

7 ways to improve your home’s indoor air quality

Help children avoid asthma attacks by improving home indoor air quality More than 6 million American children — nearly 9 percent of all kids in the U.S. — have asthma, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Each year, asthma attacks send more than a million people to emergency rooms, including approximately 24,000

Roots in pipe

Roots in pipe

It’s only natural that roots from trees and shrubs grow toward sewer lines. The pipes are a bountiful source of the water, nutrients, and oxygen that roots crave​ And when a root finds a leak, it will quickly grow into the pipe and inhibit the flow of waste, causing blockages, broken pipes and other serious

5 Hot Trends For Home

5 Hot Trends For Home

Home safety is one of the top priorities of homeowners and renters alike. Your home should be a place to relax, play and enjoy spending time with family and friends. Here are a few of the latest trends in home security so that you can make yours a home sweet home that’s equally safe. day

What type of drain Pipe is in you home?

What type of drain Pipe is in you home?

It has been recently estimated that approximately 35% of Colorado homes have ABS drain piping installed.  It is easily recognizable as black, plastic pipe. What we found, is that this product is failing due to warping, stress cracks, and severed fittings.  It may also become deformed when exposed to the sun.  Some states have gone

Solving Nation’s Water problem Before Tap Runs Dry

Solving Nation’s Water problem Before Tap Runs Dry

Cooking dinner, washing dishes, showering and flushing toilets — these are daily activities for most Americans. If you did any of these in the last 24 hours, you’ve contributed to the roughly 355 billion gallons of water that are used each ​ day in this country. Water is our most basic, physical need, but it’s