Tag: Building Wisconsin TV

Order Plants Now For Beautiful Flowers Next Spring

We may be the middle of a sweltering summer but experts say now is the time to order bulbs for fall planting to ensure beautiful blooming flowers next spring. Here are some recommendations from the gardening expert at The New York Times. And you can learn how to build a rain garden in today’s video […]

Monthly Home Maintenance Tips For June

Here are your Monthly Home Maintenance Tips for June: General walk through: Check exterior gardens, downspouts and extensions, foundation landscaping. Check/add salt to water softener. Check smoke and fire alarms. Change air filter and close dampers on lower returns if using central air. Check basement for dryness. Run dehumidifier and check sump hole and pump, if […]

A Project To Consider

Here’s a project to consider while you’re cooped up at home. Heavy spring rain has already caused flooding in many areas. A rain garden is an intelligent way to help alleviate flooding and put the water to good use beautifying your yard. In today’s video from Building Wisconsin TV, Karen Sands from MMSD shows host […]

Maybe You Know Someone

It’s 2020 and everything from ordering food to applying for a job is now done online. And the Wisconsin Pipe Trades are keeping up with the times. Their newest recruiting portal is set up to give experienced candidates information and an easy way to get on board and upgrade their career. In today’s video, Justin Lindberg from Steamfitters Local 601 talks […]

Have Your Water Tested For Lead

The EPA has estimated that up to 10 million US buildings and homes get water from pipes at least partially made of lead. Have your water tested to make sure it’s lead-free. In today’s video from Building Wisconsin TV, we’ll show the process for replacing a lead fresh water service line as host Stuart Keith […]

How To Avoid Clogged Drains

As the saying goes, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Prevention in this case is a sound home drain preventative maintenance program. Here are some tips to help you avoid drain, sewer and septic tank problems: Kitchen problems generally occur when grease builds up in your pipes or when your garbage disposal […]

Avoiding A Serious Problem

Most municipalities require the homeowner to maintain the sewer lateral from the house to the street. Without proper maintenance, tree roots can grow into the sewer lateral over time causing clogged drains and toilets that don’t work. In today’s video from Building Wisconsin TV, we’ll cover inspecting and cleaning sewer laterals with Master Plumber Justin Castleman from Castleman & […]

Make Sure Your Water Is Lead Free

We spend a lot of money to soften and filter the water we use in our homes. But how does it get there in the first place? The EPA estimates that up to 10 million US homes and buildings get water from pipes that are at least partially made of lead. If you haven’t tested […]