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Be careful! The cold is upon us!

Tips to protect yourself and your property from the severe cold Soon we are going to feel cold weather the likes many of us haven't experienced in maybe a generation.  Incredible cold is hitting the northern tier and northeast of the ... Read More

Be Sure to check your Smoke Alarms this Weekend!

Time to check your smoke alarms when you turn back your clocks This weekend it will be time to “fall back” into Standard Time. Daylight Saving Time ends at 2 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, which means you’ll want to check your ... Read More

Thunderstorm Safety Tips

Do you know what to do to stay safe? It's that time of year again when we are approaching that confluence of peak time to be outdoors coupled with the greatest threat of thunderstorms.  While most all of us love the ... Read More

Congratulations and Welcome!

Brubaker Inc. welcomes on board three new Graduates Brubaker Inc. is pleased to offer our congratulations and welcome to three new employees who just  recently graduated from high school and from Lancaster County Career and Technology Center's Brownstown campus in HVAC: Peyton ... Read More

What causes a clogged kitchen sink?

Whether you have a garbage disposal or not, it is not wise to put everything down the drain, unless you want a clogged kitchen sink. Unfortunately, some people think so.   And, unfortunately, it could cost you for indiscriminately washing everything ... Read More

Let’s Spring Ahead!

What an interesting winter it has been.  Not a lot of snow, and not many severely cold days. We did have a few cold snaps where we had to be ready for frozen pipes and other worries; and of course ... Read More

Frozen pipes?

Some helpful tips to prevent them in the first place Water expands as it freezes. This expansion puts tremendous pressure on whatever is containing it, including metal or plastic pipes. No matter the strength of a container, expanding water will most ... Read More

Don’t let FOG ruin your holidays

We're approaching the Holiday Season...Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's Day.  For many people, FOG is a major issue.  No, we don't mean the fog of possible over-imbibing.  Nor do we mean the difficulty of getting to Grandma's house because you can't ... Read More

World Toilet Day, November 19th

Raise awareness, take action. This year's theme for 2017: Wastewater. In 2013, the United Nations General Assembly officially proclaimed Nov. 19th to be World Toilet Day; an opportunity to remember that for billions of people, toilets are a matter of life, ... Read More

Filtering laundry lint

One of the biggest problems that you will have with your laundry appliances is filtering out laundry lint, especially if you have a septic system instead of a public sewer connection.  Even though your washer and dryer have ways of ... Read More

What you should know about lint traps

You probably know the importance of clearing the lint trap in your dryer, but if you have a lint trap on your washer, do you maintain it? The lint that comes from your laundry during washing can clog up your ... Read More

World Toilet Day

Raise awareness, take action. Wherever you are and whatever you do on World Toilet Day, make it about toilets. In 2013, the United Nations General Assembly officially proclaimed Nov. 19th to be World Toilet Day; an opportunity to remember that for ... Read More

World Toilet Day, November 19th

Raise awareness, take action.In 2013, the United Nations General Assembly officially proclaimed Nov. 19th to be World Toilet Day; an opportunity to remember that for billions of people, toilets are a matter of life, health and dignity.The purpose of the ... Read More

Is Your Challenger Brand Electric Panel Safe?

Certain types of Challenger electrical panels and breakers catch fire!  Really!  Check your panel today, as Challenger was very popular in the '80s and '90s. Circuit breakers are designed to keep you and your family safe. However, there are a ... Read More

Is Your Electric Panel Safe?

How old is your panel? What brand is it? Today, more than ever, we depend on electricity. Everything seems to operate off of electricity, or has electric components in it that are critical to its operation or performance. Most people have ... Read More

Winter isn’t over yet!

Okay, so Octoraro Orphie saw his shadow last Monday.  Given the recent weather conditions, it certainly seems that he was once again right on the mark, and with a vengeance! It's cold out, really cold.  Not only is it below freezing ... Read More

World Toilet Day, November 19th

Did you know that the advent of the toilet has saved more lives than any other invention in history? That’s right – more than seat belts, vaccinations or any medical device, modern sanitation has improved women’s equality, living conditions, health ... Read More

Smart Toilets Arrive in the U.S.

Will Americans take to smart toilets the way they have embraced smartphones? By TODD WASSERMAN, Business and Marketing Editor of   That's what Yoshiaki Fujimori, CEO of Japan's Lixil Corporation, is hoping. Like iPhones, app-packed commodes are objects of desire in Mr. ... Read More

Spring Ahead! And check those smoke alarms and CO detectors!

What a winter it has been!  Who isn't ready to 'Spring Ahead' right out of this frozen snow-filled icebox of a winter right headlong into Springtime warmth?In due time...warmer temperatures hopefully are just around the corner. Many have asked where the ... Read More

Are standard incandescent bulbs eventually going to disappear?

By TOM KNAPP, Staff Writer, The familiar glow of an incandescent light bulb will soon be a dim memory. The harsher glare of the compact fluorescent lamp, which was introduced as an energy-saving alternative, also might be on its way to ... Read More

Do you care about your Indoor Air Quality?

February is sometimes known as "National Care About Your Indoor Air" Month   We hear it in the news all of the time.  More and more instances of asthma and other respiratory irritations and illnesses.  Skin irritations.  Flu bugs and other communicable ... Read More

So…who invented the toilet?

Thomas Crapper?Really?While that makes for a nice, tidy, humorous answer, it is not true.  He did not invent the toilet. He did, however, do much to increase the popularity of the toilet, and developed some important related inventions to it.  ... Read More

What To Do If You Should Lose Power

By now we are all feeling the effects of Hurricane Sandy in the Eastern third of the Nation.  This may go in the record books as one of the largest storms, in terms of geography (not necessarily intensity) ever. Here is ... Read More

August is National Water Quality Month

The Environmental Protection Agency has designated August as National Water Quality Month, which is a perfect chance to consider the purity of the water that you drink or use. Water quality can vary greatly from locale to locale; from tap ... Read More

How do I control roots if I have them in my sewer line, and how do I keep them out once they are removed?

If you have roots in your pipes, call us at 717-299-5641, or contact us here to schedule a service call. We have the methods, materials, and equipment to remove the roots without necessarily having to excavate your yard. If your ... Read More

What can I put in my garbage disposal?

Not everything, as some people seem to believe. Here are some helpful hints to keep your disposal running properly:As mentioned previously, be sure to run water while the disposal is in operation. Please note that is should be cold water, ... Read More

I should let the water run while I am using the garbage disposal, right?

Absolutely. You should always be running water down the drain while the garbage disposal unit is turned on. You should let the water continue to run for a second or two even after the disposal is turned off. This helps ... Read More

What should I avoid flushing down my toilet to help prevent clogs?

Your toilet was not designed or intended to be an all-purpose disposal device. It is intended to only have human waste and toilet tissue flushed down it. While some things may get flushed down by accident, it is especially important ... Read More