Furnace Maintenance Tips to Keep You Cozy This Winter

Furnace maintenance is particularly important at this time of year since a broken or inefficient heating unit can cost you money on your energy bills and make your home unlivable when the weather gets cold. Thankfully, keeping your furnace running smoothly and efficiently is easier than you might think—as long as you follow a few Read more about Furnace Maintenance Tips to Keep You Cozy This Winter[…]

What Your Property Inspection Does Not Cover

What Your Property Inspection Does Not Cover The property inspection may feel like one of the last lines of defense when purchasing a home. While a property inspection does protect and prepare you for upcoming life as a homeowner, it is important to know all the items your property inspection does not cover so you Read more about What Your Property Inspection Does Not Cover[…]

Eclipse in Portland, Oregon Will Be Close

Portland will be 99.4% of totality on August 21 PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — It’s true Portland metro is not in the path of totality for the August 21 solar eclipse. But it’s pretty close. Portland will experience 99.4% of totality at 10:19:07 that Monday morning. So where is the best place in this part of Read more about Eclipse in Portland, Oregon Will Be Close[…]

Eclipse 2017

Eclipse 2017 concert crowds jam Prineville-area roadways

Eclipse concert crowds jam Prineville-area roadways PRINEVILLE, Ore. – Thousands of festival-goers heading to Big Summit Prairie have been traveling through Prineville since Wednesday, causing traffic backups of 15 to 30 miles east of town, according to authorities. Oregon State Police reported late Wednesday a 30-mile backup from the concert site, where 30,000 or more Read more about Eclipse 2017 concert crowds jam Prineville-area roadways[…]

Frozen Pipes

Frozen Pipes: Preventing and Thawing

FROZEN PIPES: Preventing and Thawing Being prepared and informed may help you to avoid the messy and often expensive issue of frozen pipes. Spectrum Building & Restoration provides information and suggestions around how to prevent water pipes in the home from freezing, and how to thaw them if they do freeze. Why Pipe Freezing is a Problem Read more about Frozen Pipes: Preventing and Thawing[…]

Winterizing Your Home: Before the Frost

Before the Frost:   Remove dead tree branches: Prune back any dead or damaged tree branches, especially if they overhang your house or parking space. Dead branches are more likely to break and fall in a snow or ice storm, potentially damaging your property and passerby. You should also remove any branches that could damage Read more about Winterizing Your Home: Before the Frost[…]