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Fruitcake

  • Posted by Lawrence De Hart
  • On December 19, 2013
Fruitcake is made of candied fruit, dried fruit, nuts and spices that are often soaked in spirits (alcohol). The earliest recipe originated in ancient Rome containing pomegranate seeds, pine nuts, and raisins in a barley mash.  In the middle ages, honey, spices, and preserved fruits were added.  In the US, traditional fruitcake is usually served […]
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Winter Tire Safety

  • Posted by Lawrence De Hart
  • On December 18, 2013
Winter tire safety is important if you are planning that “over the river and through the woods” trip to grandmas house.  Are your tires all season tires?  That means they will get better traction in the rain and snow. In winter weather it is the tires that do the stopping, so take proper care of […]
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Rude Customers

  • Posted by Lawrence De Hart
  • On December 17, 2013
Here at De Hart Plumbing, we have a “Golden Rule” of zero tolerance of rude customers.  In this business, situations happen on a daily basis that may cause us to have to change a schedule around.  We ask that you be patient and respectful to our employees as they are only trying to do their job […]
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Take a Picture

  • Posted by Lawrence De Hart
  • On December 16, 2013
Take a picture of what’s inside during remodeling.  Your walls may not have much inner beauty inside, but if you take a picture, you will know where the framing and electrical and plumbing lines are.  Same goes for the floors and ceiling.  That way when your next remodel project rolls around you will know the […]
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De Hart Plumbing Hard at Work

  • Posted by Lawrence De Hart
  • On December 13, 2013
Need a new bathroom installed?    Look and admire the precision work on the on this current De Hart Plumbing job.  Call for an estimate.  785-341-4193
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Ginger Cookies

  • Posted by Lawrence De Hart
  • On December 13, 2013
Ginger cookies simply make the house smell like Christmas when you bake them.  Make a batch this weekend and enjoy! Here’s the recipe:  3/4 cup melted butter, 1/2 cup sugar, 1 egg, 1/2 cup molasses, 2 cups flour, 2 teaspoons baking soda, 2 teaspoons ginger, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon cloves, 1/4 teaspoon salt.  Granulated sugar or […]
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Water Stains on Ceilings and Walls

  • Posted by Lawrence De Hart
  • On December 12, 2013
Water stains on ceilings and walls can be a symptom of a problem that needs attention.  Blistering or peeling paint and yellow or brown spots are all caused by chemicals in the wall material reacting to water that shouldn’t be there.  Inspect your roof, attic, gutters, windows and siding to find the source of the […]
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Car Winter Survival Kit

  • Posted by Lawrence De Hart
  • On December 11, 2013
Every car should have a winter survival kit.  Snow, ice and freezing conditions are tough on your vehicle when you travel.  Driving emergencies are greater in winter than the other three seasons.  Listed are some items you should pack into a large container and keep in your trunk:  *Blanket  *Snow shovel  *Flashlight  *Matches/lighter  *Water & protein bars  *Light […]
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Frozen Plumbing Pipes

  • Posted by Lawrence De Hart
  • On December 10, 2013
Frozen pipes are here!   Check around your home for areas where water supply lines may be in unheated areas such as the basement, crawl space, attic and garage.  Then get these areas insulated using pipe sleeves or heat tape or a similar type of insulation.  Open cabinet doors under kitchen and bathroom sinks to allow warmer […]
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Chemicals in Your Drains – 2

  • Posted by Lawrence De Hart
  • On December 9, 2013
Toxic drain chemicals cause burns, allergies, respiratory distress and eye injuries from using them.  Explosions have even occurred when homeowners inadvertently mixed together more than one type of drain cleaner.  Each year hospitals see children and pets who have accidently ingested these toxic substances when left unsecured around the house.  Use green products or call […]
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