Blog :: 01-2019

It's So Cold You'll Freeze Your Pipes Off

 

Plumbing, especially on an exterior wall can be at risk of freezing in extreme temperatures. Be diligent and keep an eye out for slow faucets or broken pipes. If a break occurs shut water off at main valve and leave faucets open and call a plumber quickly. It is likely they will be backed up with calls in cold [...]

Are You Getting Gassed? It's National Radon Action Month

Yes, the government is shuttered this January 2019 but thankfully that will not prevent us from  recognizing January as  National Radon Action Month.  In spite of the  roll backs of environmental protections, you can take your own action to protect the health of yourself and your family from dangerous levels of radon in your home. 

The EPA [...]

On Thin Ice: Helping Birds Weather the Cold

At my house, we love birds and do our best to give them the best possible chance to survive the winter with the greatest ease. We have 8 feeders, 4 suet feeders, a brush pile and a heated bird bath. Even though they can survive the winter without us— I’m not sure we would survive the winter doldrums without [...]