Entries by RJ

3 Common Problems Caused by Ice Dams

What is an Ice Dam? An ice dam is a major problem for many homes during the winter.  Snow builds up on your roof and when the roof warms, the snow melts.  As the water flows down away from the heated areas, it freezes again.  As the ice builds up, it can begin to cause […]

Prevent Frozen Hoses and Faucets

The Frozen Hose and Faucet Checklist It’s not winter yet, but winter is coming. There’s no clearer sign of it than how quickly the nights are cooling down.  Here in Utah and Idaho, frost and freezing can start to happen before winter actually begins, so now is the time to start protecting your home from […]

Cleaning up Smoke Damage in Utah County

The Twin Wild Fires in Utah County Firemen in Utah County are battling with two wildfires.  As of yesterday morning, the Pole Creak fire has consumed almost 7500 acres of land and Bald Mountain lost 1500 acres to its blaze.  As a result, thousands of people evacuated the area and are awaiting the chance to […]

What To Do About Protein Fires

What is That Smell?             It happened a few weeks ago.  You were cooking some chicken, when out of nowhere the doorbell rings. It was Betty, from down the street. It wasn’t anything important.  She just wanted to talk.  She’s old, her kids all moved out years ago, and they never call her, and she wants to […]

Fall Plumbing Preparation

Fall Is the Best Summer draws to a close, taking its long days of exhausting heat with it.  The cooler weather makes spending time outside more fun here in Utah and Idaho.  The changing leaves will fill the landscape with color.  Fall is a good time to enjoy yourself; however, don’t get so busy enjoying […]

5 Wildfire Season Safety Tips

It’s Wildfire Season Again You may have heard about the wildfire blazing on the Utah-Idaho border.   This is only one of as many as twenty wildfires that firefighters in Utah have responded to this year.  Already, they have burned up as much as 1500 acres of land.  Smoke from these fires has created a smoggy […]

Summer Fire Safety

The Heat Is On! We’re coming up on the final month of summer, but the heat isn’t letting up just yet.  Many people think that summer is the worst season for fire danger, but according to the NFIRS, summer is actually when the lowest dangers exist.  I know it’s hard to believe that when we […]

Remodeling Your Kitchen

Fix Up Your Kitchen Remodeling your kitchen is a big investment of time and money, but there are lots of reasons to do it.  It can add value to your house, make the space more convenient, or enlarge it to accommodate a growing family.  Completing a remodel can be rewarding and fulfilling. When you want […]

Bed Bugs: What To Do

“Good night.  Sleep tight.  Don’t let the bed bugs bite.” My mother used to say this to me every night before bed when I was a child.  For a while, I actually ended up thinking that bed bugs were just an old wives’ tale; something mothers say just because their mothers said it.  But no, […]