Tag: leaves

Are your pipes ready for colder weather?

It’s the time of year when we start clearing leaves and preparing our homes for the colder months.  As you put together your to-do list this fall, don’t forget to include checking your plumbing. Frigid temperatures can cause uninsulated pipes to burst — causing costly damage to your home.  Start by examining water pipes. Insulating pipes…

Turn over a new leaf: composting beats burning

Fall: It’s the time of year when trees put on their coats of many colors; apples fill the bins at roadside stands, carved pumpkins decorate porches, and thick, cough-inducing smoke fills the air. It’s not hard to figure out which of these things doesn’t belong, but for some, burning leaves — despite regulations banning the…