Summer – Dryer Duct Cleaning, Reduce Fire Risk

Benefits Summary: Keep your appliance running at maximum efficiency (reduce energy bill) Prevent dangerous build up of heat and carbon monoxide Prevent fires caused by elevated temperatures The average family does five or six loads of laundry each week making your dryer one of the hardest working appliances in your home. Maintaining it is vital; […]

Summer – Get Help With Those Outdoor Projects With an Expert Contractor

The lumber and paint sale down at your local home improvement store is just the right incentive you need to get those outdoor home projects started this summer. Yet there are so many projects you would like to get done and only a few weekends when you will have the free time to do them. […]

Summer – Clean Out the BBQ for Summer Grilling

cleaning out the barbecue The best time to clean off a grill is when it is still warm right after you cooked a meal. Yet if you forgot to do it before placing the grill into winter storage, you are going to have a tough time cleaning the old, stuck-on grime. If you have a […]

Summer – Save Energy, Save Money by Dousing Your Pilot Light!

Benefits Summary: Save Energy Save Money When your fireplace or furnace pilot light is lit, it is literally burning money because you pay for the gas burned by the pilot light. It may be small but over time it adds up. That same small pilot light heats up the space around it causing your air […]

Summer – Get the Right Pool for Your Backyard Size

Getting the perfect pool for your backyard isn’t a matter of telling a contractor to dig a hole and place in the concrete wherever he likes. You want to have the right pool for the size of your backyard without being overwhelming large or too small to enjoy. Figuring our your construction budget is the […]

Summer–Central Oregon’s Painting Season

Benefits Summary: Helps protect wood/siding against the weather Refresh the look of your home. Maintain home value. Is the color of your home dated? Do you find it ugly or just want a change? Have you noticed fading, peeling or cracking paint? Then it’s time to repaint. Few home maintenance tasks give you a bigger […]

Summer – Keep Your Garage Door Safe and Operating Smoothly

Benefits Summary: Keep your family safe Improve the security of your home Reduce energy consumption Avoid costly repair costs The warm summer weather brings with it more bike rides, lawn maintenance, gardening, boating activities and more.  These additional activities often translate into more use of your garage door. Your garage door is often the largest […]

Summer – Properly Feed Your Garden

It’s so easy to think that plants grow from the water they drink and from the sunlight they absorb. If you are not a gardening professional, you may not even think about what food your garden needs to grow naturally and strong. Yet plants absorb different nutrients from the soil to grow. So you need […]

Summer – How to Keep a Lawn Green in a Drought

We all want to the perfectly lush and beautiful green lawn. However, in areas experiencing drought, this can be an ideal which is difficult to achieve. However, it is not entirely impossible. With a little bit of close attention and flexibility in lawn aesthetics, maintaining a lawn during drought is very doable. Consider a clover […]

Summer: Should I Fertilize the Yard?

Warm season grasses love the summer heat. The grow more during the summer and then go dormant when the cooler weather of fall and winter arrive. These warm season grasses — Bermuda Grass and buffalo grass to name a few — can be fertilized in the early summer so they can become lush and green. […]

Summer – Driveway Sealing

Benefits Summary Extend the life of your existing driveway. Upgrade your home’s curb appeal. Your driveway is easy to overlook when you are considering home-maintenance but is as important as mowing the lawn, pruning trees, or painting the house. Regular maintenance by a certified professional will add years to the life of your asphalt driveway […]

Summer – Crank Up That Sprinkler System!

Benefits Summary: A lawn that is provided adequate irrigation early in the summer will be better able to survive into fall. Properly timed irrigation combined with sprinklers that are properly aimed will save time, money and water. You’ve spent hundreds of dollars creating beautiful landscaping around your home including a lawn. During the summer in […]