Top 10 Plumbing To Do List For Fall

As the temperatures begin to cool and pumpkin spice lattes are everywhere, thoughts turn towards Fall activities.  One that might not make the top of your list, but definitely should, is plumbing preparations.  The Fall is a great time to complete some annual maintenance and ensure your plumbing system is ready for the upcoming winter. … Continue reading Top 10 Plumbing To Do List For Fall

Drinking out of Conventional Hoses

The warmer weather is bringing out the garden hoses for watering, sprinklers, and washing cars. One thing these hoses shouldn’t be used for is drinking. Those drinking out of conventional hoses could be taking in heavy metals and plasticizers along with that water. HealthyStuff.org, a Michigan-based Ecology Center, did a test in 2013 to find… Continue reading Drinking out of Conventional Hoses

Hose Bib Sprinkler System Hook-Ups

Having a hose bib in the front or back yard has many useful purposes. They’re great for attaching a hose to water a garden, give pets water outside, and even attaching a sprinkler system. While many sprinkler systems tap directly into the water service line of the house, they can also be connected to a… Continue reading Hose Bib Sprinkler System Hook-Ups

The Dangers of Frozen Hose Bibs

Hose bibs are handy in the summer months, but during winter, if not taken care of properly, can become a nuisance. Temperatures are rapidly dropping in the Treasure Valley, and homeowners need to disconnect their hoses from hose bibs before everything freezes over. The hose bib valve is usually recessed inside the wall, with the… Continue reading The Dangers of Frozen Hose Bibs