Tis the Season to Winterize Outside

With Thanksgiving behind us it’s time to think about getting your home ready for winter. It feels a little strange to be worried about winter with it 60 degrees and sunny outside, but it’s practically December so it is time. Here are five tasks to do over the coming week(s) to make sure you’re ready when temperatures turn colder. Clean Out the Gutters Nearly all the leaves have fallen by now, so this mild weather

MDC Clean Water Project Update

The MDC Clean Water Project has arrived in the West End of Hartford. Over the past few weeks engineering firm Tetra Tech Rizzo has been going door-to-door to map the manner in which sewer and storm water exits individual homes. This is the first step in the process that will eventually reduce (eliminate?) the dramatic amount of untreated wastewater that flows directly into the environment. The About the Project page states that “The existing sewage

Fall Yard Clean-Up

One of the joys of home ownership is the privilege of cleaning up the yard for the winter. Raking the leaves, collecting fallen branches, and cleaning the gutters are favorite activities here at the Bergquist house. This year we’ve been so busy with other things that nearly all the leaves are already down, so unfortunately we may only be able to go through this process once. We will be sure to savor every moment. Other