5 Tips for Maintaining Your Water Heater

Of all of the appliances in your home, your water heater is probably among the ones you use the most often. It’s also one that you usually pay little to no attention to. That is, unless you’re having problems with it! When everything is running smoothly, you never even have to think about your water heater while it works away … Read More

Summer Home Improvement & Preventative Tasks

Summer is coming up fast! This is a great time to work on home improvement and damage prevention efforts. Here’s a short list of different home upkeep and prevention tasks that you can tackle this Summer. 1. Wash Your Home’s Exterior Summer is the perfect time to give your house a thorough washing and to check your paint, siding, and … Read More

Spring Cleaning Checklists


There’s no better feeling than coming home to a clean house… but finding the motivation to get around to doing the actual cleaning isn’t always easy! If you’re preparing for your annual spring cleaning, creating a checklist of tasks can help make things move along more quickly, and help guide you plan out your tasks for the day. We’ve put … Read More

4 Outdoor Grilling Safety Tips


As the weather gets warmer, we start spending more time outside. Grilling outdoors is a classic spring and summertime activity! It’s no surprise then that as grill usage goes up, the number of emergency calls related to grill fires or burns goes up, too. Take a few simple precautions before you start your cookout season this year and enjoy safe … Read More

Preventing Wind Damage


How to Prevent Wind & Storm Damage If you’ve lived in Idaho for any amount of time, then you’re probably no stranger to our occasional (and sometimes unexpected) wind storms. In the past few months alone, wind storms with gusts of up to 60 mph have left thousands temporarily without power, overturned semi-trucks, and toppled trees causing damage to nearby … Read More

Spring Cleaning – Rain Gutters


How often should you clean out your gutters? As a general rule, you should always clean out your gutters one to two times a year, once in the Fall and again in the Spring. If you have pine trees or other evergreen trees that drop needles and leaves year round, it’s a good idea to clean your gutters at least … Read More

The Importance of Radon Testing

What is Radon? Radon (seen as Rn on the Periodic Table of Elements) is a naturally occurring gas. It is colorless, odorless and tasteless. Because radon is slightly heavier than air, it is usually found in the lower levels of a home. But in some cases, it can be detected in upper floors of the home as well.  Why is … Read More

What Do Restoration Companies Do?

Have you ever wondered what restoration companies actually do? It seems like a pretty straightforward job description, but different restoration companies can offer a variety of different services. In general, these are the most common services that are offered. Water Damage Restoration & Sewage Cleanup Most restoration companies offer water damage restoration services and can help you clean up your … Read More

Fireplace Safety Tips


Winter is here, and that means that cold weather is, too! A lot of homes in Idaho have fireplaces, wood burning stoves, or pellet stoves as a supplementary or primary source of home heating. Below, we’ve listed a few simple steps that you can take to improve your safety when using your fireplace and reduce the risk of a house … Read More

Stop Mold from Growing in Your Bathroom

Almost every homeowner has to deal with mold and mildew in their bathroom. Fortunately, if you catch them early enough, mold and mildew are generally pretty easy to remediate! Here are the best ways to stop mold from growing in your bathroom 1. Frequently Check for Mold and Mildew You’ll never know that you have a mold problem if you … Read More