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Outdoor Fall Tasks

With fall here, there are a few things you can do to prepare for winter now (including getting your furnace tuned up). Here are a handful of suggestions of things you might want to do outside before it gets too cold. Clean out your gutters and downspouts. When the rains come, you’ll want the water […]

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What You Can Do to Avoid a Flooded Basement

Summer is thunderstorm season. Yes, those storms can cool things off and are good for the lawn and garden. But they can also lead to expensive and inconvenient basement flooding. We constantly remind (nag) you of plumbing to do’s to prevent flooding – installing and maintaining sump pumps and having your sewer line rodded. But […]

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Caring for a Hot Tub

After a hard day at work or play, there isn’t anything like soaking in a hot tub to decompress and relax those muscles. But along with the pleasure comes responsibility. You need to care for your hot tub. Here are some tips. Monitor water chemistry. You need to know the required levels of pH, alkalinity, […]

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Your Furnace Has a Filter – Why You Should Change It

All furnace units have filters, which need to be replaced on a regular basis. Below are a few reasons you should ensure this takes place as regularly as recommended by your installation and maintenance technician. Enjoy better air quality Research performed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has shown that the air we breathe indoors […]

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What You Need for DIY Electrical Projects

We really advise against people doing electrical work themselves.  Do it wrong and you can short out your entire house, start a fire, injure yourself, or worse.  But if you are determined to do it yourself, here are some things you will need. Safety glasses to protect your eyes. Linesmen’s pliers to cut, grip, twist […]

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RPZ Devices

RPZ (Reduced Pressure Zone) devices are backflow prevention devices that protect drinking water and your municipal water supply from contamination. RPZ (Reduced Pressure Zone) Devices RPZ devices prevent contaminants from entering the water supply if reduced pressure exists in the supply piping.  This reduced pressure can be caused by a water leak in the house, […]

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Bathroom Safety – More Tips

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 235,000 people aged 15 and over visit emergency rooms every year due to accidents that occur in the bathroom.  Almost 14% are hospitalized.  The injury rate is significantly higher for women. Last month we talked to you about ways to avoid slipping in the bathroom.  […]

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Outdoor Fall Tasks

September 18, 2018

With fall here, there are a few things you can do to prepare for winter now (including getting your furnace tuned up). Here are a handful of sugg Read more…

*Based on research conducted January - December 2017