Entries by RJ

Hay Fire

Hay Fire in Cornish A little more than a week ago, there was a hay fire in Cornish, Utah.  Although there were no injuries and the cows nearby were saved from danger, 350 tons of hay were destroyed.  How could this happen?  The answer is spontaneous combustion. Spontaneous Combustion? Yup.  It just goes up in […]

Fireworks Safety in Cache Valley

Fireworks to Celebrate July is known for fireworks. As we celebrate Independence Day – and Pioneer Day for Utah – we light up explosives. We dazzle ourselves with the bright colors and deafen ourselves with loud noises. The noise drives our neighbors and their pets crazy. It’s a good time all around. It’s also a […]

Fire in Hyrum City

Storage Facility Burns Two weeks ago (6/15/2019), a fire broke out in the Armor Storage facility in Hyrum city at about 8:15 PM.  According to reports, the fire had burned for five whole minutes at least before the fire department was called.  People first tried to put the fire out.  There was plenty of water […]

5 Things You Need to Know About Mold

Mold, The Smelly Killer There’s a musty smell in your basement bathroom.  It’s not strong enough to make you nauseous, but it’s unpleasant.  You can’t ignore it.  It’s mold, and it’s a hazard to your health and home.  Here’s what you need to know about mold. Hazard Classes Mold falls into three hazard classes: A, […]

Storm Hammers Logan, Utah

It Came from Logan Canyon!!! Earlier, there was a nasty wind storm coming out of Logan Canyon.  It knocked over trees, blew shingles off roofs, and even knocked out power in some places.  Rocky Mountain Power reported at least 500 customers suffered outages.  This, coupled with the excessive rain, led to Logan City pushing back […]

Carpet Cleaning in Utah and Idaho

Spring Carpet Cleaning If you haven’t started already, now’s the time to get on the business of spring-cleaning. There’s all kinds of cleaning that we put off during the winter because of the cold. This is mostly outside work and that’s usually what we think of catching up on. Don’t forget carpet cleaning, though. It’s […]

Higher Flood Risks This Year

April Showers Bring Flood Warnings A couple days ago, it snowed. Twice in one day. As I sit in my office right now, the rain is pouring down. For Utah, this is a lot of precipitation. Experts in Salt Lake City are saying we could get even more snow this spring. This is on top […]

Flood Preparation in Utah and Idaho

            With winter past its peak and inching toward spring, we can look forward to warmer weather.  While we’re all happy about being able to go outside without so many layers of coats we can’t put our arms down, there is something we ought to be on the lookout for: floods. Floods are the most […]

Wax Ring: Problems You Didn’t Know You Had

Unheard of Problems Everybody’s got problems.  Whether it’s money concerns, health issues, or just Frank next door not returning those yard tools he borrowed, there’s always something going wrong.  It’s easy to fix most problems if you get on top of them right away.  To do that, however, you have to first know what they […]

Common Causes of House Fires Over Holidays

Happy Holidays The winter seasons has a lot of holidays.  The freezing cold and shortened days makes people want to chase away the gloom.  From October to February, we have holiday after holiday, from Halloween to Valentine’s Day.  The holidays in the middle, especially Thanksgiving and the December holidays, feature big meals and family events.  […]