Tips from Toby – Fajita’s & Grill Time
It's finally time to fire up those grills again. But those propane hoses have gone brittle, and your grill is probably not the cleanest these days! It's time to check for leaks and clean that grill prior to firing it up. The leading cause of death and burns from grills are astronomical at this time of year. Don't become a casualty over a great meal! To make your chore seem worthwhile, we've added a great fajita recipe to christen that newly cleaned grill from Toby's Favorite Mexican Restaurant Luna Azteca. Get that grill ready and add some fajita sizzle now!
Tips from Toby Holiday 2016 Gift Ideas
Toby's a tough guy to buy for. He really keeps it simple and doesn't need a lot, but he does appreciate things that make his life a lot easier. Check out some of his favorites that everyone will love in this weeks special holiday edition of Tips from Toby!
Tips from Toby – Lawn Care Equipment Primer
It's that time again when we'll take part in the annual right of Spring - tugging on those mower and equipment starter strings in hopes of a spark. If you're in the market for new equipment from trimmers to chainsaws or if you are having problems with your old equipment - we've got some great advice from Toby. Check out what's new in electric. No noise, gas or oil mixtures and less maintenance. They are more powerful and efficient than ever. Learn how that gas you put in your equipment might be causing the most problems and some alternatives that can help that mower or trimmer hum along perfectly. Lots to learn in this week's tip. So before you tug on that mower cord - check out this week's tip from Toby!
Tips from Toby Indoor Painting
Feeling cooped up in this cold? How about some new fresh color on those drab walls to get your juices flowing? Toby and Mike Holm from Holm Painting show you the right way to DIY a perfect painting job. From the right prep and tools you will be ready to get going and freshen up your home this weekend!
Tips from Toby Winter Prune & Prep
With lots of wind damage to trees this week we thought it would be a good reminder to prune those small trees so you can avoid damage and week tree structure in the future. We also help you prep for the cold months ahead - pruning those ornamental grasses which are a fire hazard close to the house, checking your mower in for a tune up and watching out for gas problems in mowers over winter storage. Lots of easy and important tips for your Winter Prune and Prep!
Tips from Toby – Furnace Prep
The cooler nights mean it won't be long before we begin firing up those furnaces. What till you hear how easy it is for something as simple as a dirty furnace or misaligned vent to spread CO Poisoning throughout your home. Check out the easy steps you can take to avoid problems and even death. CO is a silent killer, but it is very easy to avoid problems if you are prepared. We look into humidifiers and their benefit to your home, woodwork, furniture, skin and overall comfort - plus you'll be amazed at how much they can save you on energy bills. Get that annual tune up scheduled now and don't wait till you "have" to turn on your furnace to experience problems.
Tips from Toby – New Technology in Flooring
This week’s tip is on the new carpet tile technology. With basements flooding all over town and people drying out carpet or tossing it out all together, wall to wall carpet is not always ideal. Carpet tile is very high quality, durable and originally made for high traffic areas like hospitals & airports. But DIY enthusiasts and designers have started doing things with carpet tile that will amaze you. From the versatility to the ease of self installation - the carpet tile of today is far from those sticky shag squares from the 70’s that everyone tripped over! Check out how you can change a room or add a cool addition to your home today! Join us as our Friends at Weber Flooring & Joe's Carpet show us how we can add a whole new look to our home in just a day!
Tips from Toby – Ant & Insect Free Home
You see those t.v. commercials all the time, somebody is frightened by bugs and runs and gets that gallon of chemicals and starts spraying all over the inside of the house. DON'T SPRAY CHEMICALS INSIDE YOUR HOME! Unless you want it leaving a bunch of sticky dead bugs around, or enjoy breathing chemicals, there is a much easier way to rid your home of bugs, ants and spiders. Watch this week's video tip as we show you the effective and easy way to keep the bugs from getting in your home and enjoying your lawn again without getting bitten by ticks or mosquitos!
Tips from Toby – Avoid AC Repair Calls
Last week was the first time many of us fired up our AC's this season and that resulted in thousands of emergency calls all over the city. Almost 80% of those calls could have been avoided (along with the expense) by doing a few simple tasks to keep your air conditioning system running smooth all season long. From checking that filter to cleaning off the outside coils and much more, we show you the quick, easy things you can do to keep your AC running cool and efficiently all Summer long.
Tips from Toby – Flooding Basements & Proper Drainage
With the heavy amounts of rain we've been having our ground is saturated and many people are cleaning up flooded basements. In this week's tip we show you the essentials to make sure that water is properly draining away from your home and the things you can do to help. Before you pay big $$$$ to a foundation company to fix that flooded basement, watch this tip. You may be surprised at where some of that water is coming from and the inexpensive things you can do to keep water from coming into your home.