Today’s guest blog is from Morgan Williams, one of our public relations interns in the Mr. Rooter Plumbing Public Relations Department for the summer. She helps out with our social media.
"Summer is upon us, and so is the heat! I, for one, am a huge fan of all things eclectic and offbeat, so vases made of old bottles, mismatched pillows and revamped garage sale furniture are right up my alley. When I saw this story from Better Homes and Gardens, I had to write about it. From the delicate lights to bold patterned pillows, Better Homes and Gardens has ideas for almost everyone’s outdoor oasis. I never imagined I would get to spend my days as an intern drooling over what I hope my future home will be like. What makes this experience at Mr. Rooter Plumbing even better is I get to share everything I find with you! From tweets on Twitter to Facebook posts I get to share all the things I find interesting. How cool is that? Now it’s time to get outside and prepare that outdoor oasis you want. You can read the Better Homes and Gardens story I’m talking about at http://bit.ly/JWXZPo. When you’re done reading, you may need these tips to create your backyard tropical paradise:
- Take the plunge. Purchase stainless steel sinks for their sturdiness and their ability to withstand weather better. Heavy duty brass fixtures don’t corrode and are rust free.
- Chill out. Install a water line for outdoor kitchen sinks, refrigerators and icemakers and a drain line for the kitchen sink. These can be DIY projects, but hiring a plumber is recommended. (You can reach the Mr. Rooter Plumbing in your area at 877-573-5227.)
- Summer heat.Set up a gas line for outdoor ranges and grills as well as patio heaters and fireplaces. It’s best to hire a plumber to ensure proper and safe installation.
- Set the mood. When installing lights near a waterfall, pool or garden, hire a certified electrician to avoid electrical hazards. (Our sister company is Mr. Electric. You can check them out at www.MrElectric.com.)
- Fire it up! Burn off last summer’s leftovers by turning burners on high, closing the lid and letting the grill run for 30 to 45 minutes. Once complete, brush burned leftovers away. (For more tips, you can visit our sister company Mr. Appliance at www.MrAppliance.com.)"
Thanks for sharing that, Morgan. We’re delighted to have you interning with us this summer. Here’s wishing you a world class day.