| Joel Lulloff |
203 Fremont St., Kiel
|Q: How do I prevent basement flooding?|
|A: Downspouts – With the, hopefully soon, thaw of the snow that spring time brings, rain also coincides with the beginning of the warmer months. The most important factor would be to divert standing and running water away from your house to minimize the risk of basement flooding. Along with positioning downspouts in the right direction, it is also important to ensure your downspouts are clear of leaves, snow and frozen blockages to allow the water to flow properly.
Sump Pumps – A sump pump is designed to gather and pump excess water to a removed area away from buildings. It’s very important to make sure your sump pump is in good working order at this time of year.
Standing Water fosters mildew and mold growth, which are known to cause health issues over time. Standing water can easily cause considerable structural damage to your home. Water is a key ingredient in nature’s recipe for rotting. Interior finishes, wood subflooring, and stored objects will decay if left in a soggy basement.|
|Q: What simple things can I do to deal with the cold and keep the chill out of my house?|
|A: Wrap Pipes. Fill gaps and cracks with Great Stuff. Add insulation behind outlets and switches. Get a Sunheat Electric heater, which can slash heating costs by up to 47%. Sunheat Electric portable infrared heater can heat up to 1000 sq ft. The wood cabinet, made in the USA, stays cool to the touch, provides safe, comfortable warmth for any area and is available in five decorator colors. Has a 3-5 year warranty depending on the model and we take care of all service work in house. The new ECO feature allows the heater to maintain a temperature using the least amount of electricity, saving more energy and money than ever. The heated air flows out of the heater and transfers soft infrared warmth to the people and objects in the room. The result is comfortable even heat blanketing your area, from floor to ceiling, wall to wall.|