31 May 2011
Memorial week-end resulted in cool and wet weather. Rivers and streams are running a flood stage in Eastern Idaho. Firth and Blackfoot area's are seeing flooding along the Snake river. The upper Snake River valley has similiar situations.
Keep in touch with news sources for further details. With any warming trend, increase water flows are possible.
Take precautions if you live in a flood prone area. If we can be of assistance with dry out, please give us a call at 529-5915
20 May 2011
We feel that on most days, spring has finally arrived here in Eastern Idaho. If the spring cleaning bug has you getting excited ... check out the following link for our current carpet cleaning deal.
13 May 2011
Our post today is the last in this series about fire facts / preventions. In the original article in, " East Idaho Home and Garden" this section points out the need to be prepared.
- Prepare a floor plan of your home showing at least two ways out of each room.
- Sleep with your bedroom door closed. In the event of fire, it helps to hold back heat and smoke. But if a door feels hot, do not open it; escape through another door or window.
- Easy-to-use window escapes ladders are available through many catalogues and outlet stores. For instance, First Alert sells one for around $90.
- Agree on a fixed location out-of-doors where family members are to gather for a head count.
- Stay together away from the fire. Call 911 from another location. Make certain that on one goes back inside the buring building.
11 May 2011
Today's post on fire prevention, "Easily Overlooked Hazards" is from a recent article in East Idaho Home and Garden.
Electricity, the silent servant, can become a silent assassin.
- It is better not ot use extension cords. If you feel you must use one, make sure that it is not frayed or worn. Do not run it under a rug or twist it around a nail or hook.
- Never overload a socket. In particular, the use of "octopus" outlets, outlet extensions that accommodate several plugs, is strongly discouraged.
- Be sure all electrical equipment bears the Underwriters Laboratories (UL) label.
- In many older homes, the capacity of the wiring system has not kept pace with today's modern appliances. Overloaded electrical systems invite fire. Watch for these overload signals: dimming lights when an appliance goes on, a shrinking TV picture, slow heating applieances, or fuses blowing frequently. Call a qualified electrician to get expert help.
09 May 2011
Over the past week we have been posting, fire facts, from an article in the "East Idaho Home and Garden" magazine. Today we continue with fire prevention tips and ideas about fire extinguishers.
- Fire extinguishers should be mounted in the kitchen, garage and workshop.
- Purchase an ABC type extinguisher for use on all fires.
- Learn how to use your fire extinguisher before you have an emergency.
- Remember, use an extinguisher on small fires only. If there is a large fire, get out immediately and call 911 from another location.
Fire extinguishers remain your best bet if you're there when the fire begins.