maintenance

North Dakota National Parks Need Millions In Maintenance

WASHINGTON, D.C. (KVRR) — The Senate National Parks subcommittee met earlier this week to review the implementation of the bipartisan Great American Outdoors act which was signed into law almost 18 months ago. This law created a national fund intended to tackle backlogged maintenance requests which has become a major problem for national parks across the country. North Dakota relies…

Maintenance Technicians Putting Their Skills to the Test: Can They Beat the Clock?

Work can become second nature...for these guys twisting and turning is almost natural

FARGO, N.D. — Work can become second nature…for these guys twisting and turning is almost natural. But what happens when they try to beat the clock? “When they did their practice rounds they were a lot quicker and not used to having everybody cheer them on,” said Jamie Hager, with the Greater Red River Apartment Association. It’s the first time…

Red Raven Expresso Parlor Raising Funds to Help With Maintenance

They will have a variety of benefit events

FARGO, N.D. — Red Raven Expresso Parlor on Main Street is raising money to help with the cost of maintaining their building. Red Raven is a multi–purpose space for artists and musicians, but they also have a café. With benefits like concerts and silent auctions happening coming up, they are hoping the community will lend a helping hand. The parlor has…

Big Rig Drivers Keeping Engines Warm in Negative Temps

They need to be constantly running, causing drivers to fill up their engines every day

FARGO, ND — The constant negative temperatures can be painful, but they can also end the life of your vehicle’s battery. Mechanics say it’s important to start up your vehicle every few hours to prevent that from happening, but drivers of most large semis aren’t able to do that. They need to be constantly running, causing drivers to fill up…

Turn on the Heat: How to Keep Your Furnace Running All Winter Long

Heating professionals say annual preventive mainenance is the best way to keep a furnace in working shape

FARGO, N.D. — With temperatures dropping furnaces will be firing up, but there are a few things homeowners can do to prevent problems when they flip on the heat for the first time. Service professionals say routine maintenance to your furnace is key to keeping a home warm throughout the winter. “Routine maintenance is a must these days.  Furnace manufacturers…

Checking Your Pipes Each Day May Keep the Plumber Away

Checking faucets and clearing roof vents can save homeowners expensive calls to the plumber or water damage to their basements

Damage from broken water pipes is a common occurrence this time of year, but it’s not the only wintertime problem homeowners face. Flooded basements happen often in the winter and there’s a few things homeowners can do to prevent it. “You should know where the main shutoff is for their water supply to the house,” said Ward Kuehn of Precision…