10 Easy Steps to Prevent Storm Damage

storm damage on home

As we enter the summer season, the severity and frequency of bad weather is anyone’s guess. But, inevitably, a lot of homeowners end up dealing with property damage as a result of storms. The most common type of property damage we see is roof and siding damage following heavy winds and hail. And while you can’t control the weather, there’s … Read More

5 Fire Safety Tips for Your Summer!

Family launching fireworks while practicing fire safety

Summer weather means it is time for BBQs, Fourth of July fireworks, and all sorts of campfire fun. It’s the season to enjoy bonfire with friends, or roast marshmallows in the backyard fire pit. But while you’re having fun around the fire, it’s also important to take steps that ensure that everyone is safe. By observing a few simple fire … Read More

The Importance of Ventilating Your Crawlspace

Crawl Space ventilation

The condition of your crawl space has a major impact on comfort, energy efficiency, home value, and indoor air quality. It’s easy to underestimate that impact, after all, your crawl space isn’t a place you visit on a regular basis. But the truth is that the condition of your crawl space really does have far-reaching effects that can cost you … Read More

5 Easy Steps to Cleaning Your Dryer Vent

Cleaning Dryer Vent with Vacuum

One of the biggest home fire hazards is a dirty dryer vent. In fact, the combination of heat and accumulated dryer lint and dust are responsible for thousands of fires per year in the United States. And even if clogged dyer ducts don’t lead to household damage right away, clogged ducts will still waste your time, energy and money. A … Read More

10 Things to Check Around the House Before You Go on Vacation

Check Air Filter before Vacation

Vacation season is here! And whether you are leaving town to relax and unwind or for business, nobody wants to come home to massive plumbing or utility problem. The issue could be as minor as a leaky faucet that drives up the water bill or as major as a burst water pipe that floods your home. Taking a few preventative … Read More

Cooking Fire Safety Tips

Cooking is often a relaxing and fun task that brings family and friends together, but cooking is also the number one cause of home fires and injuries. Being mindful while you cook can go a long way to helping prevent these fires. Here is everything you need to know about cooking safely! Cooking Fire Safety Facts Unattended cooking is the … Read More

Simple Fix to Keeping Your Bathroom Mold Free

Mold in Bathroom

A properly installed vent fan is an essential weapon against bathroom mold. Mold likes moisture, that’s why bathrooms are so vulnerable to it. Water that gets onto the bathroom floor after showering or bathing is obviously a concern, but waterproof flooring materials like ceramic tile or sheet vinyl do a good job of minimizing the mold potential of water that … Read More

Your Sewer Could Be at Risk!

Protect Your House from Sewer Backups Sewage backups are amongst the worst things that can happen to a homeowner. They occur when damage or an obstruction prevents wastewater from draining away from your house. Backups usually happen in the main sewer line that connects your home to the municipal sanitary sewers, but it could also happen elsewhere. The obstruction causes … Read More

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