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Preparing Your Lawn for the Winter

For many homeowners, as the temperatures begin to cool in the fall, our focus turns to indoor home improvement projects. But before you put your mower and garden tools away for the season, there are several things you can do to get your lawn ready for the colder months. And with a little work now, […]

Keep Your Lawn Green Without Breaking the Bank

For those of you who don’t live in the northwest, you might not know that we have some of the best summers around. While we get a lot of rain during the winter and spring, you just can’t beat the summer and fall months in Oregon. Compared to most parts of the country, our temperatures […]

Winterizing Your Irrigation System

If you’re a homeowner like me, you’ve probably heard that it’s a good idea to winterize your irrigation system, which includes your backflow device. But what exactly does this mean? And how necessary is it? As a DIYer on a tight budget, I always weigh the “necessary” part. Is this something I NEED to do […]

Air Quality for Backflow Testing

Usually when we talk of air quality safety for backflow testers, it’s when we’re referencing testing in vaults. However, with 74 major wildfires burning on the western coast states right now, air quality is pretty awful over here. Walking outside to get the mail has my eyes watering – air quality is no joke! Vaults […]

Hurricane Harvey: Who is helping? How can you help?

I had a different blog planned for today, but nature didn’t really care about that. With the chaos of Hurricane Harvey looming over so many people’s lives, let’s take a look at what people are doing to help, and look into ways we, as individuals, can also assist. What are companies doing for those affected […]

It’s Hot in the Pacific Northwest! Ways to Stay a Little Cooler.

Phew- it’s hot in Oregon, today! In fact, we’ve got a heat wave that is expected to last at least through the work week. With highs in the 100’s, industry workers outside are going to be feeling the heat, literally. While places in the South might scoff at these temperatures, one of the large problems […]

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