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04/21/2016

Backflow preventers are required by every local water utility.  These devices allow water to flow in one direction, but prevent it from flowing backwards in the opposite direction.  A backflow preventer is like a one-way gate for water.  Most backflow preventers are used to keep unsafe water from reversing flow and entering the clean water supply.  Backflow preventers can be as simple as a single check valve that closes when water flow reverses.  Using a simple check valve as a backflow preventer might be considered the equivalent of a turnstile at a store entrance, it is not very reliable, even a small amount of effort will overcome it.  A more elaborate backflow preventer can be a co

New Water Heater Regulations

09/04/2015

Get in the Right Kind of Hot Water With New Water Heater Regulations Is there a new water heater in your future? New Department of Energy (DOE) regulations may make the purchase a little more complicated.  The DOE issued new efficiency standards that took effect in April.  The updated DOE standards apply to gas, electric, […]

“Say, do you know a good handyman?”

04/01/2015

“Say, do you know a good handyman?” We sure do!  A few, in fact. Winter is almost over and we at Besel’s know that some of you have started your spring cleaning early.  With that usually comes a refreshed to-do list of home repairs.  Yours might look something like this: Clean the gutters Install grab […]

Employee Spotlight: Clarkie Fultz

07/23/2014

Get your motor runnin’ Given this week’s blistering temperatures, we figured this is a good time to shine the ol’ employee spotlight on the woman who keeps our repair operations on task here at Besel’s Home Improvement. Our Assistant Service Manager Clarkie Fultz fills a role critical to our success and your comfort. For 15 […]

Team Spotlight: Mike Jostmeyer

05/06/2014

Maybe it’s his memorable last name. Could it be his bubbly personality? Or perhaps his wicked skills with hand saws and power tools? We can’t be certain, but we receive a hefty amount of positive feedback from our customers on the one, the only, Mike Jostmeyer. Mike has seen and done just about everything in […]