Clean is Cool

Posted by in Tips, on June 1, 2015

‘Tis the Season for a Clean Water Cooler!   What is the point of having a water cooler if the water is filled with bacteria?  Our city chlorinates our water to kill some of the bacteria, but as water sits in the reservoir of the cooler it gets contaminated with many types of bacteria. This […]

Faucet Frustrations

Posted by in Tips, on May 1, 2015

Get the Faucet Flowing…   Flowers are blooming, grass is growing… It’s planting season again! And that means it’s past time to make sure those outside faucets are in good working condition. The planting season has many folks dragging out the water hoses and sprinklers. But remember, before using your outside faucet, go into the […]

Spring Thaws & Water Bugs

Posted by in Tips, on April 1, 2015

Sump Pump Preparations in time for Spring.   Spring is just around the corner, and so is the spring thaw. It’s important to make sure your sump pump lines going outside your house are free of ice and are connected to hoses that will direct water away from the house. We recommend having a spare […]

Septic Sustainability

Posted by in Tips, on March 1, 2015

Do’s and Don’ts of Septic Systems The best way to ensure an efficient, sustainable septic system is to adhere to key do’s and don’ts. First, the Don’ts: Avoid putting anything in your septic system that does not decompose quickly. That means no tampons, cat litter, paper towels, sanitary wipes, disposable diapers, etc. Avoid excessive oils […]

Food Disposal 101

Posted by in Tips, on December 1, 2014

Fast Facts about Food Disposal Fall is a time for reflection, rest, and Thanksgiving. It is also a time for canning the fruits of our gardens. But remember there are some things better left for the compost pile and not the kitchen sink drains. Carrot peelings, potato peelings, and tomato skins can plug your sink. If you […]

Time to Winterize

Posted by in Tips, on November 1, 2014

Protecting the Plumbing when Temps Drop With the leaves falling and temperatures dropping, it’s time to start thinking about winterizing your home, and that includes your plumbing. So, as you put away your rakes and wheelbarrow, and get out the snow shovel and snowblower, don’t forget to your gardening hoses from your outside silcock (outdoor faucet […]

Greased Pipes

Posted by in Tips, on October 1, 2014

What’s Good for Pots is Not for Pipes A little grease might keep food from sticking to your pan, but it won’t do the same for your plumbing! Never put grease down your drains. After frying bacon or hamburger (or any other greasy food), pour the grease into a can, wipe your pan out with a […]