Maintenance

Maintaining a Septic System

By | December 8th, 2015|Maintenance, Septic Tanks|

What is it important to maintain my Septic System? A failing septic system can be very costly.  Often times failing systems are impossible to repair and must be replaced.  Even when the system CAN be repaired, the expense is much greater than that of a simple cleaning.  A failing septic system can also cause your [...]

What is a Septic System?

By | December 8th, 2015|Maintenance, Septic Tanks|

A Septic System is an underground private sewage disposal system. It is the best method of disposal in areas where community sewage disposal facilities (Sanitary Sewers) are not available and where soil drainage is acceptable. A Septic System usually consists of two parts: Septic Tank - a water tight (concrete) container that receives untreated household [...]

Carbon Monoxide – Choosing Protection

By | October 2nd, 2015|Maintenance, Seasonal Information|

How to Choose a Carbon Monoxide Alarm Because a safe home is the only option, we offer plenty of choices. Now that you know a little more about the dangers of carbon monoxide, the next logical question is “what can I do to protect my home?”  Of course, before you go choosing your alarms, it [...]

Spring Thaw

By | March 5th, 2015|Maintenance, Seasonal Information|

Each year, Michigan homeowners and businesses are hit with the harsh reality of winter, dealing with everything from snow covered roads and pot holes to slippery driveways and the dreaded NO SCHOOL Snow Days. You can’t change the weather, but we can minimize the toll it may take by implementing a few simple safeguards.  Heating [...]

Ice Dam Dangers

By | March 3rd, 2015|Seasonal Information|

Icicles - Winter can create some beautiful scenes...Bright white snow, glistening frost on the trees.  Even the frozen pond perfect for hockey.  But icicles forming on the edges of your home should send up a warning flag. Icicles hanging from the edges of your home are often the result of an ice dam formed when [...]

Energy Savings

By | November 17th, 2014|Maintenance, Seasonal Information|

The Your Energy Savings program offers four ways for you to learn about the energy management opportunities in your home. Each energy audit will help you identify easy to install measures to help reduce your energy use and control your energy costs. Depending on which audit option you choose, you can qualify for a rebate [...]

4 Simple Checks for Winter Savings

By | November 27th, 2012|Maintenance, Seasonal Information|

During the cold winter months, homeowners in most of the country find it necessary to turn on the heaters to keep warm. You can save energy when heating your home by taking the time to winterize for maximum energy savings. Create a Winter Plan Due to increasing energy costs, winter heating will consume an increasingly [...]

Power Failure Plan

By | July 9th, 2012|Maintenance|

Having a power failure plan to protect your home from a blackout has become a necessity today.  According to one study, 75 percent of U.S. homeowners experienced a power outage each year. So how do you protect yourself from these power failure problems? By setting up backup power systems to protect mission-critical appliances from damage [...]

Horrible Hornets

By | June 26th, 2012|Infestations & Pests, Seasonal Information|

Hornets are among the most troublesome pests that homeowners can encounter. Their stings can be extremely painful—even deadly for those who are allergic to their venom. If you find hornets on your property, take these steps to help get rid of them safely. Eliminate protein sources. Hornets are attracted to protein-rich food sources such as [...]

Simple Summer Tasks

By | June 26th, 2012|Seasonal Information|

Whether you’re cooling off indoors or working on your tan, take the time to perform some simple, routine home maintenance. Rising temperatures and sunny days make summer an ideal season for getting work done around the house. You’ll have a safer home if you catch problems and wear-and-tear before they become hazards.  Keeping Cool Inside [...]