How to Turn On Your Outside Water in 4 Simple Steps!

Outside Water Valve

As our uncharacteristically warm winter here in Idaho comes to a close, you may be thinking about turning your outside faucet back on. Once you’re sure the weather is going to be consistently above freezing, you can go ahead and get that outside tap ready to go for the spring and summer. Whether it’s to wash the car, spray off … Read More

Does Your Family Have a Fire Escape Plan?

In the event of a fire, time is the biggest enemy and every second counts. Fire can spread rapidly through your home, leaving you as little as one or two minutes to escape safely once the alarm sounds. With a smart and well-thought-out plan in place, you can be one step ahead of the unexpected when you may not have … Read More

Turkey Fryer Safety Tips This Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a time of traditions and family gatherings. Turkey is the main course of this holiday and is loved by so many. Deep-frying the turkey has become a tradition for many families because of it being faster than our traditional oven option. Not to mention how delicious, moist and juicy the bird is when deep fried. Unfortunately, Thanksgiving Day … Read More

How to Safely Use Wood Burning Stoves

guide to using a wood burning stove

Wood burning stoves are a great, cost-effective way to warm your home, and there’s nothing like cozying up with your family next to the fireplace. Even though wood burning stoves are a great addition to almost any home, it’s important to know how to keep your home safe from a fire. This article is here to help provide you with … Read More

How to Winterize Outdoor Faucets/Spigots

It’s that time of year again! The time of year where homeowners must start prepping their yards for winter. The best way to minimize the damage from cold weather on household plumbing is to do a little preventive winterizing. Burst water pipes can cause thousands of dollars of damage when water soaks walls, ceilings, and floors, so taking some preventative … Read More

Causes for House Fires & How to Prevent Them

Fires, as we all know, can be scary and unpredictable. They can start in a variety of ways, some obvious and some not so much. It’s important for homeowners to be aware of these reasons in order to best protect their family, home, and possessions from fire damage. 1. Cooking Fires. These are the most common causes of house fires … Read More

How to Deal with Excess Water in Your Water Heater

When liquid heats up, its volume expands. When it comes to your water heaters, when a full tank of water heats up, it may need more room. But what if you don’t have the room in your tank? This extra water volume can cause stress on other parts of the plumbing system. Extra water can result in broken pipes, leaky … Read More

Common Toilet Problems & How to Fix them Yourself

We talk a lot about water damage, and that’s because it can not only cause as much physical damage to a house as fire can, but it can also be incredibly frustrating to deal with. One common source of water damage is something we’re all bound to use multiple times a day: the toilet…and there are multiple reasons we don’t … Read More

Summer Damage Prevention Projects for Your Home

Summer is officially here! When it comes to home restoration and damage prevention concerns, summertime doesn’t seem to have many suggestions beyond fire safety. But summer is actually a great time to work on preventative home projects. Look in and around your home this summer to see what needs your space might have. Check Filters, Vents, and Fans Replace your … Read More

Common Kitchen Problems to Check ASAP

The kitchen is the heart of the home…but it can also be a source of major damage if problems are left alone for too long. This damage is often the result of either fire or water, and it can be devastating – not to mention expensive! If your kitchen is suffering from any of the following problems, make sure they … Read More