Monthly Archives: August 2017

6 Home Improvement Projects to Complete Before Labor Day (Or Soon After)

Labor Day is coming at us fast and you may be looking at the Home Improvement To-Do List you planned to get done by the end of summer. No need to stress! You still have time to knock a few, if not all, of these home improvement projects off your list and get your home ready for the cooler months to come!

 6 Home Improvement Projects to Complete Before Labor Day:

1. Get Your Deck in Order

Whether you are planning on entertaining this Labor Day or not, your deck will beHome Improvement nefit from a little TLC. Your deck spends each day battling the elements: rain, snow, ice, the sun, extreme hot and cold temperatures, there isn’t much relief for your deck. Grab an approved deck cleaner and give your deck a quick scrub to remove dirt, debris, mildew, etc. Stain or paint your deck if needed. To protect your deck from water damage and the winter months ahead apply sealant. Then all you will have to do is sit back and relax on your newly refreshed deck.

2. Clean the Grill

Maybe you have been using your grill almost every weekend this summer or maybe you haven’t fired it up since last Labor Day, either way, your grill would probably benefit from a good cleaning! 

3. Clean Out Your Garage 

You will likely want to park your vehicles in your garage this winter since doing so will help prevent ice and snow from building up on your windshields. Waiting until the winter temperatures drop to start cleaning your garage may mean that you are less likely to complete the task.  No one wants to be out in the cold, doing an unpleasant chore. It is best to check off ‘clean the garage’ from your to-do list now. Then your garage will be ready for you when you want to use it.

4. Schedule Your Annual Furnace Safety Inspection and Super Tune-Up

The weather isFurnace Repair unpredictable in the Midwest and it can be hard to know when the temperatures will drop enough to run your furnace. However, when the time comes that you do want to use your furnace, you will want it to be in proper working order. The first hard freeze is not the time to discover that your furnace isn’t up to the challenge. Call (866)844-3770 to schedule your Annual Furnace Safety Inspection and Super Tune-Up today and beat the fall rush! 

5. Seal Up Any Cracks

Colder days are coming and you don’t want to worry about a drafty home this winter. Take some time to caulk the seal around your windows. If there is a gap at the bottom of your front or back door, now might be a great time to address this issue as well, by replacing old worn out door trims or adding some fresh weather stripping. A well-sealed home will help save you money on your power bill down the road.

6. Change the Batteries 

It can be easy to forget about your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors but they play a major role in keeping your home and family safe. If it’s been awhile since you have changed out the batteries in these devices, now is the time to do so. Especially since there tends to be a greater risk of house fires and issues with carbon monoxide during the colder months.  

Have a Safe and Happy Labor Day Everyone!

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Keeping Up with Team Tiger: Summer 2017 Edition

Summer is starting to wind down and it has been a busy few months for Team Tiger. The time sure has flown by and we have accomplished quite a bit. So, we wanted to take a moment and share with you, what our Team has been up to.

Team Tiger Summer 2017

August 2017:

-We had one of our famous potlucks on August 24th. Last summer we had a Disney themed potluck, so we went with a Universal theme this time. Participants could dress up and bring dishes that related in any way with a Universal movie, character or something in one of their parks. Once again, Team Tiger showed their creativeness with this challenge. 

-On August 23rd, we hosted a booth at the C3 Back-to-School Event. We handed out school supplies and reusable Tiger Shopping Bags, while visitors to our booth played Ring Around the Plunger and got to spin the Wheel-of-Tiger.  

-Team Tig2017 Solar Eclipse er had a lot of fun with the Solar Eclipse that occurred on August 21st. First, the week before the eclipse we hosted a fun Facebook Contest, raffling off an Eclipse Snack Basket. This basket was overflowing with snacks and treats named after items in our solar system.

Then when the big event finally started, our team took turns passing around safety glasses to watch the Eclipse come and go. 

-On August 16th, Tiger Plumbing, Heating, Air Conditioning & Electrical Services received a major honor, when we made the Inc. 5000 List of the Fastest Growing Companies in America. This was the first time we made this list and we want to thank our hard working team and all of our Valued Customers for making this honor possible!

July 2017:

-July 28th marked the Edwardsville Chamber Golf Tournament second year in a row that Tiger Plumbing, Heating, Air Conditioning & Electrical Services sponsored the Edwardsville/Glen Carbon Chamber of Commerce annual golf tournament. We also had two teams compete in this year’s tournament!

-In July we were named as the 2017 People’s Choice #1 Plumbing Company in the People’s Choice of Southwest Illinois contest.  We want to thank everyone who voted for us, we are extremely honored by this award.

With this award, we also attended the party that the St. Louis Post Dispatch put on to honor those who won. We had a booth at this event and handed out lots of Tiger swag!

-We are major animal lovers here at Tiger and we proudly support the mission of our friends at Partners 4 Pets. On July 21st, we made a donation to help them buy a new van so they could continue saving more animals. 

Partners 4 Pets

-On July 13th we attended the RecruitMilitary Veteran’s job fair. We will be attending this event again in November and we are looking forward to meeting everyone!

June 2017:Top Workplaces in St. Louis 2017

-In June we were once again named as a Top Workplace in the St. Louis area. This is the second year in a row that we have made this list! In addition to earning this high honor, this year we were also named as one of the Best Places to Work in the state of Illinois for the second year in a row! 

-We love the Cardinals here at Tiger Plumbing, Heating, Air Conditioning & Electrical Services, so we decided it would be fun to send someone in our service area to a Cards game. Towards the end of June and the beginning of July, we ran a Facebook Contest, where we raffled off two tickets to July 8ths game. 

-Our techs have been working hard all year. That is why on June 22nd, we honored our amazing HVAC technicians by celebrating National HVAC Tech Day!

-We sponsor four Relay for Life Events a year and this year all four of these events fell in June. In addition to sponsoring these walks, we also had a team participate at the event in Edwardsville on Friday, June 2nd. 


Team Tiger has certainly had a full and rewarding summer and we are excited to see what the fall has in store for us!


Upcoming Events You Can Catch Team Tiger At:

-September 13th: Job Plus 2017; Job Fair
-September 16th: Italian Fest Parade
-September 23rd: 2017 Walk to End Alzheimer’s- Edwardsville, IL
-September 30th: 2017 Walk to End Alzheimer’s- Belleville, IL
-October 14th: 4th Annual Touch-a-Truck
-October 21st: Solarbration Vendor Fair for the CHS STEM Club

 

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The Dangers of a Summer Sewage Backup and How to Avoid One

Summer is a time for fun in the sun. Nothing brings the fun to a screeching halt like a sewage backup. Here is what you need to know about sewage backups during the summertime. 

What Can Cause a Summer Sewage Backup?

There are a couple reasons why a sewage backup might occur during thsewage backupe warmer months. Summer storms are a common culprit, for example. When it rains too much or too fast for the sewage system to handle, water can build up and get into the system. If the water continues to build up, it can fill it until sewage enters your home. 

Another issue that can cause a backup is a system blockage. This can happen when the wrong things are tossed down the drain in your home. 

What Are the Effects of a Backup?
Of course, there is the mess that comes with a sewage backup. This factor alone is extremely unpleasant, but there are other more serious concerns to consider as well. Sewage is unsanitary and can pose health concerns for one. Additionally, having a large amount of water entering your home can lead to damage to your foundation or rotting of your interior walls. Not to mention the fire and other hazards caused if this water reaches any electrical components. 

So How Can You Avoid a Summer Sewage Backup?
Obviously, when it comes to weather, you can’t control when or how strong of a summer storm will hit. The good news is that you can take these steps, to help lessen your risk of a sewage backup.

1. First and foremost, never put anything down a drain that can clog or damage the pipes. This includes greasy or stringy foods, chicken bones, coffee grounds, etc. 
2. Do your best to keep your yard clear of debris that may block drains and cause backups in the main city system during a strong storm.
3. Stay up to date on your home’s sanitary system and plumbing maintenance. This can help prevent backups and provide you with early detection of damage to your system. 

Have a Safe and Fun Summer!

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We Are Accepting Submissions for August’s Bumper Sticker Drawing!

Submissions for August’s Bumper Sticker Drawing are now being accepted. Continue reading to learn how you can enter!
August's Bumper Sticker Drawing

Place a TrustTiger.com bumper sticker on your vehicle and receive $50 off your next service call.

Plus, you can enter a monthly drawing to win $200 cash! Each month submit a new photo of our bumper sticker on your vehicle with a different background to our Facebook Page and be entered to win. You can enter to win multiple times throughout the year!

Contest Rules:

-The sticker must be attached to your bumper.

-To enter the monthly drawing you must submit a new photo of our bumper sticker on your vehicle with a different background each month.

-Submissions can be sent to our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/TrustTiger/) via private message or you can email them to Amber Jackson at amber.jackson@trusttiger.com.

-Photos must be submitted by the 28th of each month and winners will be announced by the first Friday of each month.

-Only original photos are eligible to enter the drawing. Photos cannot be duplicated.

Call (866)844-3770 to learn how you can receive your own Bumper Sticker, or you can send an email inquiry to amber.jackson@trusttiger.com

Thank You and Good Luck on This Month’s Bumper Sticker Drawing!

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