How to Keep Your Water Pipes from Freezing!

It’s that time of year again – yes, it’s Christmas, but it’s also time to be alert to frozen pipes! Whether it's like a power outage we experienced a couple of weeks ago, or you are gone a day, with as cold as it is in Iowa now, it doesn't take long for water pipes to freeze. Here are a few tips to save you money and headaches! If you plan to be away for an extended period of time, arrange for someone to check your house or apartment. Educate your family, other people in your household, and house-sitters on what to do if water pipes do freeze. Show them where your water shut-off valve is … [Read more...]

Are you ready for snow??

  It's officially winter - and we have no snow. YET! Give it a little while and I'm sure we'll be giving our snow blowers a workout and a pain in our backs. Living in Iowa, we do see our fair amount of snowfalls. However, other years we may not get much of all. What we do know, is when we do get hit by the Big One, we want the horse power to clear that snow! Because we have recently received over 2 feet of snow over the winter, you may want a moderate to heavy snow removal jobs. These are made for up to 40 inches of snow during that time. These are usually a single-stage … [Read more...]

What Are Your Outdoor Chores?

If you're like me, summertime adds so much more to your "to do" list. Even though you try to do everything, there may be things you may miss. I found this article on the website, HouseLogic with a check list of things we should be aware of and do for our outdoor maintenance. Let me know how your "to do" list is going and if there is anything you do, I don't have listed. Go out and get your chores done, but don't forget to have fun.  Also, if you have any questions or real estate needs, don't forget to contact me! Your Guide to Outdoor Maintenance Previously Posted By: Dave Toht If you … [Read more...]