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How to Handle High Summer Temperatures

on July 14, 2017

While Washington and Idaho aren’t known for searing-hot temperatures, our summers can get pretty warm (especially when you’re used to or favor the cold).  With temperatures peaking in the mid to high 90s over the next few weeks, it’s important to consider just how warm it’s going to be outside when you make plans. Air […]

Flood Safety Preparation Guide

on April 28, 2017

With cloudy days and scattered showers, it can be easy to forget how fast a flood can strike.  Even a home that’s on an uphill slope can suffer from flood conditions if water starts pooling just right against the foundation.  When cracks form, a heavy rain can overburden the sump pump in your home or […]

The Best Blogs of 2016

on December 29, 2016

Simple Home Electrical Fixes Unless you designed it yourself (and sometimes, even if you did), there will always be one or two things about your home that can use changes or upgrades over the years.  The electrical system for your home is no different.  The number of fixes, upgrades, and additions required to make your […]

Christmas Safety Guide

on December 23, 2016

Sometimes it feels like we’re just sprinting from one holiday season to the next.  With the change in season comes the change in housing décor.  Even if you don’t decorate for the rest of the year, Christmas lights are broken out in the winter by almost everyone.  Unfortunately, string lights and decorating for Christmas are […]

Downed Power Lines

on December 16, 2016

Winter storms and heavy freezing are likely to cause outages throughout the state.  It’s not just heavy snowfall and ice forming on power lines that can cause problems either.  Excessively high loads from cities that are switching to electric heating puts a lot of demand on the transmission grid.  As the power lines that run […]

Easier Ways to Warm your Home

on November 25, 2016

There are many ways to stay warm during the winter.  While you could go visit family in Florida all winter long, there are cheaper alternatives that are just as effective and don’t force you to travel 3,000 miles just to avoid snow, ice, and the cold.  Simple home repairs and a few extra adjustments to […]

How to Safely Use a Portable Space Heater

on November 18, 2016

It’s cold outside, you don’t need us to tell you that but, while you may find the cold to be refreshing, the decrease in temperature means a sharp increase in heating bills for many people.  Whether you’re using gas, oil, or electric heat in your home, winters are typically more expensive.  If possible, we should […]

Be Prepared for Power Failures

on September 30, 2016

They happen throughout the year.  Power surges, lighting strikes, auto collisions, overheating, and heavy snow or ice can lead to downed power lines or blown transformers, leaving your home or neighborhood without power for hours or (in the worst case) days.  While an outage during the summer or the fall can be annoying, winter outages […]

Fighting an Electrical Fire

on August 12, 2016

Not all fires are equal.  They come from different sources, have different fuels, and each pack their own specific dangers.  Unfortunately, while electrical fires are one of the most common dangers to homeowners, knowing how to fight an electrical is still not common knowledge.  So today, let’s take a look at the best way to […]

Outdoor Electronics

Outdoor Electronics

on June 3, 2016

Lawn parties, decorative lighting, automated sprinklers, and countless other electrical devices have pushed your power grid to the outdoors.  Unfortunately, you have less control over the outdoors than you do when wires and outlets are located inside the walls of your home.  A little bit of consideration is all it takes to make sure that […]