Burst Pipes: Ways To Prevent Damage

Burst pipes

Water Expands Nine Percent When Frozen

Burst pipes can occur any time of year, but your home is more vulnerable during the winter months when freezing temperatures can cause pipes to freeze and burst. Did you know that a gallon of water expands by nine percent when frozen?  Imagine what happens to pipes when temperatures drop below freezing for a sustained period of time.  Paying attention to weather forecasts during the winter is especially important so you can take preventative steps to avoid burst pipes. read more

Integrity: Honoring Your Word


As we start 2018, it’s a great time to reflect on our triumphs and failures of 2017.  In everything there is a lesson to be learned that makes us wiser for the journey ahead.   My own path in 2017 came with both highs and lows which made me take a serious look at my strengths and weaknesses.  In 2018, I resolve to be better not just in word, but in deed. Last August, I had the privilege of attending the Landmark Forum.  Landmark is an educational company that focuses on transformational learning.  What stands out for me from the Landmark Forum and the seminar series I attended was a new definition of the word Integrity.  If you look up the definition of Integrity, you will often see it defined as “Adherence to moral and ethical principles, soundness of moral character, honesty.”  Through Landmark, I learned that Integrity also means honoring your word. read more