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Operation Interdependence, bringing a little cheer

Quarter Moon is so excited to be partnering with KTSA in support of Operation Interdependence in order to bring a little cheer to the troops who sacrifice so much for us. Living and working in Military City USA, we know how important our armed services are.

So how can you get involved? We need either goodies or letters/pictures (or both!) Collect & drop off items at our office: 18838 FM 2252, San Antonio, Texas 78266. Deadline for drop off is July 6, 2015.

Operation Interdependence is looking for treats that can fit into a quart-size plastic baggie, called C-rats (civilian rations.)

Examples of things to donate:

  • Sealed toiletries
  • Chapstick
  • Beef jerky
  • Packaged candy and other treats
  • Snack bars
  • Condiments
  • Anything else fun that can fit into a baggie!

Guidelines for the letters/pictures are: 

  • No envelopes
  • One letter is put in each c-rat
  • No glitter on cards, handmade or store bought
  • No last names of young people under age of 18
  • No snail mail or email addresses

If you don’t have time to shop for donations, you can always “Adopt-a-box.”
For $19, you can ship a box containing 25 C-rats overseas to brighten 25 service members’ day.
http://www.oidelivers.org/adopt-a-box-donate-online/

Other useful links:

http://www.ktsa.com/operation-interdependence/

http://www.oidelivers.org/

Quarter Moon sponsors The Buffalo Valley Youth Association A’s Crackerjack baseball team in Schertz, Texas

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At Quarter Moon, we are all about serving our community of South Texas. To us, that means more than just plumbing and HVAC; it means investing in our area’s future.

The Buffalo Valley Youth Association A’s are a part of that future, which is why we are so pleased to be able to sponsor this crackerjack baseball team in Schertz, Texas. This is our first year with the A’s and they have knocked it out of the park, winning several games against tough opponents. They are one talented bunch of kids.

We love sponsoring team sports, because they help teach collaboration, cooperation, and leadership – very important values at Quarter Moon. We know these kids are going to need those values as they grow up and become teachers, doctors, and if they’re work really hard – plumbers.

The Buffalo Valley Youth Association is a fantastic organization that gives boys and girls living in the Northeast San Antonio to New Braunfels opportunities to participate in volleyball, basketball, wrestling, swimming, cheerleading, baseball, and football. Founded in 1974, BVYA has now served two generations, coming up on three. Everyone can play at BVYA thanks to the many scholarships and sponsorships available.

To learn more about BVYA, go to their Facebook page or homepage. Football and Cheerleading are now open for registration!

Spring Cleaning – Don’t Forget Your Plumbing! (Part Two)

This is part two of our spring-cleaning series. Remember your plumbing system needs TLC and maintenance, too. Check out our previous post to learn about maintaining your sump pump, toilet, and faucets.

  • Set your water heater temperature to 120°F or lower to prevent burns and save on your energy bill. If your water heater is more than 15 years old, it may be time to upgrade to a newer, more efficient model.
  • Drain your water heater of water to flush out sediment. Hard water contains sediment that corrodes your water heater, making it less efficient and shortening its life span.
  • Check outside hose bibs and faucets for winter-weather damage.
  • Pour one gallon of water into rarely used drains. The water will help flush out bad odors, fill any traps, and reveal problems if it does not drain. Slow-emptying drains should be snaked. Outside drains especially need to be snaked before the spring rainy season.
  • Low water volume might not be a big deal. Check your faucet aerators first. They may just have sediment in them. They can be cleaned by soaking them in vinegar.

Install strainers in inside drains to prevent hair, soap, and other debris from clogging up your pipes.

If any of these tips reveals a problem, give us a call at 210-651-5899. We can fix little problems before they turn into big, expensive ones.

Spring Cleaning – Don’t Forget Your Plumbing! (Part One)

Bluebonnets are blooming, and that means it's spring-cleaning time! In addition to wiping the baseboards and checking for dust bunnies, you might want to make certain your plumbing system is in tip-top shape with the following tips:

Inspect your toilet for visible for cracks and leaks. To find leaks you can't see use food coloring. Dye isn't just for Easter eggs – add 6 drops of food coloring to the toilet tank. If there is a leak, your bowl will have colored water in less than thirty minutes.

Make certain your toilet is flushing properly. If the handle is finicky and has to be jiggled just the right way, it's time to replace some parts. These parts are usually inexpensive and can save you money in the long run.

Survey your faucets for any leaks or drips. One faucet dripping three drips a minute wastes 1 kilogram a day, which is hard on both your wallet and the environment so give us a call.

SECTION 8A OF THE PLUMBING LICENSE LAW REQUIRES THAT ANY PLUMBING CONTRACT IN THE STATE OF TEXAS MUST CONTAIN THE NAME, MAILING ADDRESS, AND TELEPHONE NUMBER OF THE TEXAS STATE BOARD OF PLUMBING EXAMINERS.  THAT ADDRESS IS AS FOLLOWS:

TEXAS STATE BOARD OF PLUMBING EXAMINERS
929 EAST 41ST ST. - AUSTIN, TX 78751
P.O. BOX 4200 - AUSTIN, TX 78765-4200

512/936-5200 - FAX 512/450-0637 - 1-800-845-6584

John Pruitt M36751  | Kenny Julian TACLA00074345E  |  Dana Wehrmann TECL-28139