New Boise Fall Affiliates!

Posted by Boise Home Helper on October 21, 2012

The Boise Builders group strives to continually grow and provide you the local homeowner with the most exceptional service providers available in the area. One way we do that is to nurture business relationships with great companies here in the Treasure Valley who have a reputation for outstanding service! This month we want to introduce you to some of our newest members. Don’t hesitate to call on these professionals in your moment of need!

Boise Beauty and Skin Care
DermaViv Skincare Studio, LLC
Call 208-954-6433
Visit www.DermaViv.com

Dermaviv is your source for exceptional whole body wellness. Did you know your skin is the largest organ in the human body? Isn’t it true then that you should take as good a care of it as possible? Dermaviv is a Board Certified Esthetician, and Massage Therapist with an emphasis on innovative, effective skin care and body treatments.  Schedule a little “me time” with them today!

Boise Water Purification
Idaho Water Solutions
Call: 208-475-4046
Visit www.IdahoWaterSolutions.com

Idaho Water Solutions is your Idaho owned, factory direct water softener, water filtration and water purification systems dealer serving the greater Treasure Valley Idaho! They have a real passion for delivering quality service and water solutions!

Boise Dent Repair
DENT-B-GONE
208-869-8000

Dent-B-Gone in Boise specializes in expert paintless dent repair! Owner Tom Cassidy has proudly served Idaho for over a decade; knows how to handle any ding or dent easily! Fully mobile dent repair services, just give a call and Dent-B-Gone will be on the scene with a solution in no time!

Fall in Boise Already?!

Posted by Boise Home Helper on September 10, 2012

Believe it or not the last week of Summer is upon us here in Boise! It seems like it was just last week that we were wondering if the sweltering heat would ever see an end; yet here we are already getting the coats out of the closet and thinking about starting the Christmas shopping.

Even though it’s not quite the end of Summer just yet, it’s still a good time to start taking care of seasonal home maintenance items before they get the jump on you!

Here are some good tips to help you keep your household in great shape for the change of seasons ahead!

 

Check for Drafts
Feel for drafty windows and doors. You can use a lighted candle near entry points to your home to detect where you might be experiencing air leaks. Keeping the heat in your home over the winter can save you big bucks. Talk to our Boise HVAC Pro if you need help!

Roof Check!
Here’s one place you do NOT want to have to deal with mid-winter! If you are able to do so safely, now is the time to at least give your roof the quick once over to check for loose shingles or leaks. Need a roofer in Boise? Talk to our Roofing Pro!

Clean the Gutters
Keeping the gutters clear of debris can really help make things run a lot smoother, especially as we have the more wet Fall months ahead of us. A good once over should do the trick, but if your gutters are hard to reach or just too much to take on All Valley Window Cleaning can help you take care of them – or you can give our Boise Handyman a call also!

Faucets,Hoses,Water
Winter will be a terrible time for leaks or burst pipes! Get ahead of those items by inspecting your water systems. This includes blowing out sprinklers, storing hoses, and making sure outside faucets are weather ready. Our Boise Plumbing Expert can help you with any of your plumbing questions or needs.

Chim-chim-cheree!
Chimney sweeps aren’t something just out of Mary Poppins – and if you’ve ever experienced a clogged or dirty chimney you know they are no children’s faerie tale! A filthy chimney is not only inefficient but it can be a real hazard! Keep your house warm and safe – talk to our Chimney Sweeping Pro!

No matter how long your list of honey-do’s and get-ready items may be the Boise Builders Group can help you get those things marked off your list! Get your home ready for the Winter now so you can enjoy these fast fleeting months of Fall in Boise while they last!

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Get Your Home in Boise Ready for Old Man Winter

Posted by Boise Home Helper on December 5, 2011

home winterization in boiseNow is the  time of year to start thinking about preparing your home for winter, because as temperatures begin to dip, your home will require maintenance to keep it in tip-top shape through the winter.

Here are some good things to think about in getting ready for the long cold winter ahead!

 

 

1) Furnace Inspection

  • Call an HVAC professional to inspect your furnace and clean ducts.
  • Stock up on furnace filters and change them monthly.
  • Consider switching out your thermostat for a programmable thermostat.
  • If your home is heated by a hot-water radiator, bleed the valves by opening them slightly and when water appears, close them.
  • Remove all flammable material from the area surrounding your furnace.

 

2) Get the Fireplace Ready

  • Cap or screen the top of the chimney to keep out rodents and birds.
  • If the chimney hasn’t been cleaned for a while, call a chimney sweep to remove soot and creosote.
  • Buy firewood or chop wood. Store it in a dry place away from the exterior of your home.
  • Inspect the fireplace damper for proper opening and closing.
  • Check the mortar between bricks and tuckpoint, if necessary.

 

3) Prevent Plumbing Freezes

  • Locate your water main in the event you need to shut it off in an emergency.
  • Drain all garden hoses.
  • Insulate exposed plumbing pipes.
  • Drain air conditioner pipes and, if your AC has a water shut-off valve, turn it off.
  • If you go on vacation, leave the heat on, set to at least 55 degrees.
  • Have any problem areas looked at by a quality Boise Plumber.

 

These things may seem like common knowledge, but you know what they say about an ounce of prevention…

Still have questions or concerns? Take a look at our directory of Boise home service experts to find the right home professional to fit your specific need! All of our members are trusted and experienced service providers for all household needs big or small!