Prepping for Winter

The temperatures have fallen into single digits the last few nights, and with that comes potential dangers to your home. Here are some tips for getting your home in order to handle a winter storm: Clean out gutters, disconnect and drain all outside hoses. If possible, shut off outside water valves. Insulate walls and attics, […]

Sizing Your Downspouts – Part 1

The most common residential sizes, Five-inch K-style gutters or 6-inch half-rounds, are able to handle the rainfall on most houses in most parts of the country. But houses with big, steep roofs or those located in climates prone to heavy downpours may need wider gutters and extra downspouts to keep rainwater from overflowing. To figure […]

Broken Water Line

Pictured here is a basement where a water broke due to the extreme temperatures.  Luckily, the leak was caught quickly, and thus the damage was limited.  Be sure to insulate pipes and keep even rooms with minimum use warm.

Sewer Damage

We posted a blog about the dangers of Sewer Gas Exposure, so here’s a photo of the damage caused by a break in the sewer line. The stack pipe behind a wall broke and leaked for some time prior to being discovered. The floor has been totally soaked and completely damaged. The sinking floor is […]