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This winter, resolve to help out a senior in need

During the holiday season, we’re reminded of the many people in our communities whose needs aren’t being met. We donate clothing, canned goods, and non-perishable foods and give extra money to the many charities who ask for year-end donations.

This is a good thing. But we sometimes forget about those folks who are often invisible to us. I’m talking about the widow or widower who lives alone and who is somehow scraping by on a pension and social security — and that’s if they’re lucky. Often these are the people who cannot afford to maintain their homes and their heating systems. […]

By |November 30th, 2016|Heating and Cooling, Home Safety, Plumbing Repairs|0 Comments

Plumbing Emergency? Here’s the ONE phone number you need to know!

If we knew when we were going to have a plumbing emergency, it wouldn’t be an emergency. That’s the nature of emergencies: they happen when we least expect them to.

And so it was for me when I discovered that my four-year old sump pump had quick working. My wife was in the basement and decided to empty the dehumidifier. Normally this turns the sump pump on, but that didn’t happen this time. She looked into the pump well and saw the water was nearly up to the floor and ready to overflow.

Now we had already gone through a basement flood […]

By |October 30th, 2016|Plumbing Repairs, Plumbing tips, Sump pumps|0 Comments

Sometimes it’s better to call a plumber

I’ll admit it – as a guy, I think I can fix just about anything. Most guys think that way. And let’s face it, a lot of them are really pretty good at taking things apart and putting them back together. Unfortunately, I’m not one of them, even though I’d like to think of myself as a handyman. Maybe I really am delusional after all.

I say this because I recently decided to replace the cartridge in my upstairs shower. The shower had been dripping for two or three years, and my wife wasn’t buying that I needed more time for […]

By |March 31st, 2016|Moen, Plumbing Repairs, Plumbing tips|0 Comments

Select Moen for American ingenuity at its best

The best way to avoid plumbing problems is to select quality plumbing equipment. That’s why we carry so many lines of the best names in the business. Moen is a good example. […]

By |December 21st, 2015|Kitchen Remodeling, Moen|0 Comments

Save big headaches with these winter plumbing tips

It’s mid-November, and you’ve raked the last of your leaves and put your lawn mower away. The deck furniture is safely stowed away for the next five months, and you’re feeling like you’re done for the season. […]

By |November 17th, 2015|Heating and Cooling, Plumbing Repairs, Plumbing tips|0 Comments