Monthly Archives: December 2013

Do You Need a New Look?


I am talking about your kitchen or bath, you look just fine! Are your old fixtures looking worn or outdated? We can help. Over the years fashions have come and gone. We saw chrome, polished and antique brass and even some polished gold faucets and trim come and go. Chrome has continued to be the most stable as a choice for kitchen and bath trim. Today Oil Rubbed Bronze and polished and brushed nickel are also available. For a quick and inexpensive update just changing faucets can give your kitchen or bath a new look if your fixtures are still in good condition. Kitchen faucets are available with pull out spray and built in soap dispensers. If you want a complete update, fixtures and all we can help there also. A new kitchen sink, lavatory and toilets would be the next step. Even want to go further? While we do not do construction work we do have remolding contractors that we work with that can completely remodel your kitchen or bath to make it into your dream space. New kitchen cabinets, countertops, adding an island and relocating appliances to make your workspace more productive are just a few ideas to give your home a new updated feel. The choices are limitless. As we all get older we sometimes need additional assistance in the bathroom. We also install grab bars and safety railings to make your bathroom more accessible. For assistance in creating your own space, please give us a call and we will be happy to discuss your options.

Don’t Be Caught With Wet Feet


Every January and February we replace more water heaters than any other time throughout the year. Most are on city water where the water temperature is extremely cold in the winter months.  This colder water causes the water heater to contract and expand at a greater rate than during warmer weather thus causing older tanks to leak. Most of these tanks are 10+ years old and have deteriorated to the point they cannot handle the greater stress. While we do appreciate the business we do not like to see our customers in a stressful situation of finding a leaking water heater. It always seems to happen at an inopportune time.  In the morning when you are getting ready for work or when you are getting ready to go out for the evening, let’s face it there is never a good time for a leaking water heater. If your water heater is 10+ years old please consider replacing it before you too fall victim to a leaking water heater. By changing it when you are ready instead of it being an emergency you can take your time and consider the options available and make a wise and informed decision. Today we have standard water heaters, basically the same as they have been for years, and the tankless waters that have become extremely popular over the past several years.