15 Sep

Hiring Contractors: Some Tips and Advice

Hiring contractors for your home remodels and repairs can be overwhelming. At Casey’s, we want you to find the best contractor for whatever job you need done. We believe that knowledge is power. You will see us post our tips for hiring contractors regularly on our blog, to help keep you informed and prepared for when you need to hire a professional. Here are some things to consider when hiring ...

27 Aug

Green Cleaning Products To Buy Or Make Yourself

What is "Green Cleaning" anyway? You've probably heard about "green" products, so here's a quick overview: Green cleaning products are those that are comprised of ingredients that create less of an impact on the environment and human health than competing products intended for the same purpose. (ISSA.com)   Toxic? What?  For example, many drain cleaning products have an ingredient called sulfuric acid. This ingredient is a corrosive agent, and can cause severe chemical burns. ...

01 Aug

Water Science Projects For Kids

Now is a perfect time to capitalize on the nice weather and do a few water science projects with your kids. They're probably outside anyway, right? Now's the time! Here are a few ideas for you to teach your kids about the science of water with these tips, tricks, and ideas for experiments. Bonus? They stay busy. Double bonus? They learn stuff.  Water Science Projects: The Basics The good news about projects like these is that you ...

10 Jul

Plumbing Maintenance Tips For Summer

Most of us only give our plumbing pipes a second thought when something has gone horribly wrong with them. (See also: frozen pipes post) However, summer is the perfect time to perform a little plumbing maintenance when the weather is warm and your plumbing use is different than in the winter months. Summer Plumbing Maintenance Give your hard working plumbing a little love this summer to help keep it all in ...

26 May

The History Of Memorial Day

For many of us, Memorial Day marks the beginning of summer with a nice, long weekend and radio ad after radio ad for Memorial Day Weekend sales. The history of Memorial Day is much deeper and richer than many of us realize. It's an important day of remembrance for the men and women who died in the service of our country. The History of Memorial Day Memorial Day originated after the Civil War to commemorate both the ...

11 May

We are wealthy – turn on a faucet or flush a toilet to prove it.

  • Brenda Casey
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Being wealthy is a relative term. It depends on where you draw the comparison. When I read the stories of the women in Africa who walk dozens of miles each day in the heat to retrieve usually dirty water for their families, it is confirmed I am wealthy. I'm able to draw a pitcher of water on command from several sources in  my home alone. I'm able to keep my ...

09 May

Copper Theft is a Real Problem

You may have seen recent headlines in the news with tales of copper theft. Copper pipes and tubing have become a hot commodity as thieves make shady deals with even shadier scrap metal companies to convert their pillages to quick cash. Just today, the headline from The Newton Bee reports that, "Police are investigating rash of copper thefts." Police report they learned May 5 that unknown persons had been stealing an extensive ...

01 Oct

October Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women in the United States, aside from skin cancer. According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), an estimated 192,370 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed among women in the United States this year. An estimated 40,170 women are expected to die from the disease in 2009 alone. Today, there are about 2.5 million breast cancer survivors living ...