Posts Tagged ‘winterizing’

Having worked in the Plumbing, Heating, & Cooling industry now for almost 40-years, I’ve come to notice a few basic things worth considering when it’s time to choose a heating/cooling system; either initially with a new home, or as a replacement for an existing system. The most basic thing to consider is what kind of […]


Mercury poisoning is very ugly. It can result from exposure to water-soluble forms of mercury, by inhalation of mercury vapor, or by eating food contaminated with mercury. Exposure at high levels can harm the brain, heart, kidneys, lungs, immune system and nervous system; and often the damage caused cannot be reversed. In July of 2003, […]


Plumbing seems simple enough, but it can often be a mystery to the inexperienced consumer. I’ve compiled a short list of common myths, legends, and sage advice. Hopefully they can assist you the next time you run into a plumbing problem, or help you avoid one altogether. Low water pressure is not really low water […]


Here in the Pacific NW, it used to be that weather cold enough to cause the pipes to freeze in our homes and businesses was rare. Now; not so much. Now, it seems that every winter we are having those strong ‘cold fronts’ that hit us pretty regularly, and when they hit, they hit a […]


It’s your dream home. You make an offer. Offer accepted. You order an inspection. The inspection is done and all is well. Or is it?  Home buyer inspections are the rule these days. Sometimes plumbers are called in to do a more thorough follow up inspection. Unfortunately, this often happens after the home has already […]


It’s evening and you just came home. The house is cooler than normal so you check your thermostat and it appears to be “heating”. Thirty minutes later you realize the house isn’t getting any warmer. Panic Mode! It’s going to freeze tonight! Who can I call for help? Hopefully you know a great company that’s […]


When it comes to the safety of our families, there is no safe way to cut corners or pretend. Because it’s a fact that gas appliances are vital to us AND cause more than 4 people each week in the U.S. to die from carbon monoxide poisoning, we think safeguards are as necessary and basic […]