Monthly Archives: February 2011

7 Tips To Keep Your Basement Dry

February 25th, 2011|

Here in Colorado, most homes have a basement. Whether you use it for storage, or have extra living space you depend on, it’s important to keep your belongings safe from potential damage. Basements that allow water to seep in through the walls smell terrible and often result in costly repairs. The following seven tips will […]

Why Does My Water Heater Pilot Light Go Out?

February 23rd, 2011|

Your water heater is probably something you take for granted…until it malfunctions.  If you are having problems with your water heater pilot light going out, check these main culprits first.

1. Thermocouple – The most common cause of the pilot light going out is a thick looking copper wire called the thermocouple.  It sits on the […]

Comparing Garbage Disposals – Which is Right for You?

February 19th, 2011|

Shopping for a garbage disposal?  Whether you are looking to reduce your impact on the environment, or just looking for an easier way to deal with dinner remains, you want to make sure you get the right disposal the first time.  So, here are a few tips to help you shop smart.

1. Size – When […]

The Water Footprint Network

February 18th, 2011|

When was the last time you thought about water? Chances are it’s not on the top of your list of things to ponder. Yet increasingly water – especially fresh water – is a hot topic as we begin to experience more shortages as climate change and growing populations consumes this diminishing source.

The Water Footprint Network […]

7 Emergency Water Damage Tips

February 11th, 2011|

It is a homeowner’s nightmare: water damage.  You have to act fast to minimize the damage, but where do you begin?

1. Stop it at the source – The first thing you will want to do is find the source.  Turning the water off immediately will prevent the damage from spreading further.  If the source is […]

Commercial Water Heater Options

February 10th, 2011|

The need for water heaters does not lie only with individuals. Everyone needs hot water at some point. Commercial water heaters are used by a variety of businesses. For instance, hospitals make good use of commercial water heaters because residential water heaters will not meet their demands. Factories and large corporations need commercial water heaters, […]

Why You Should Hire a Master Plumber

February 3rd, 2011|

The plumbing inside your home is something you depend on every day. You expect your toilet to flush and your sinks to drain. You expect the water in your bathtub to quickly disappear after every bath and shower. You expect your hot water to be hot and your gas-operated appliances to work properly. All of […]

The Top Energy Wasters in Your Home

February 2nd, 2011|

Did your electric bill this month send you through the roof?  Are you astounded at how much the modern convenience of electricity is costing you?  Here are a few things to look into, to see if you are wasting energy in your home.

1) Drafts – One of the biggest energy wasters in your home may […]