September 1, 2016: Smoke from wildfires is a result of the mixture from gases and fine particles produced from burning plants. Smoke can hurt eyes, irritate your respiratory system, and worsen heart and lung diseases.
November 9, 2016: Montana is having extremely mild weather this year. Take advantage of this and clean out your gutters from excess debris. A little diligence can go a long way to avoiding disaster.
December 19, 2016: Below freezing temperatures can cause havoc with pipes. Take some easy steps to help prevent your pipes from freezing and bursting.
January 24, 2017: The chimney and flue are intended to carry gases from your fireplace, wood stove or furnace safely out of your home. This action allows for healthy, breathable air in a home. It is important, therefore to keep your chimney clean.
September 21, 2017: We all know that home maintenance is important to protect your investment in your home. Taking time to do the following items can help protect your investment and help prevent losses in your home.
October 3, 2017: October is Fire Prevention Month. Learn smoke and fire alarm safety tips for your home or your apartment building.
November 2, 2017: We all know home maintenance is important to protect your investment in your home. By taking time to do the following items, it can help protect your investment and help prevent losses in your home.
January 5, 2018: Water exerts 2,000 pounds per square inch of pressure when it expands as ice causing the pipe to burst. Pipes are most likely to freeze in cabinets under sinks on outside walls, in unheated crawl spaces or basements, or where they are plumbed in outside walls.
April 11, 2018: We’ve had quite a bit of precipitation, ranging from heavy snow to rain. Naturally, this has leads to homeowners discovering leaks they previously were not aware of. And in many cases, this will lead to water damaged drywall.
You might think “The leak wasn’t that bad. There are just a few minor stains, and we’ll paint over them.” In some very rare cases, this might be okay, but the vast majority of the time, you’re going to want to address the damage as soon as possible.
May 29, 2018: It is that time of year and flood season is upon us. With that being said, all floods are not the same. Here are two common types of floods in our geographical area and who are at risk for these types of floods.