Archive for March, 2011

  • Our thanks go out to Star Tribune writer John Ewoldt for mentioning us in a recent article.  We encourage you to read the article at the Star Tribune’s website. If the link is not working, you can read the text below. BTW – we added the highlighting to the mention of Standard Water.
    All wet indoors? Here’s help for water damage
    Last update: March 28, 2011 – 8:26 PM
    With snowmelt and spring rain, the threat of water damage to your house keeps rising. If you need to replace flooring or cabinets, here are some suggestions for finding quality at a good price:
    Jack Rubenstein Wholesale Co. (952-922-4781) offers low prices through ProSource flooring showrooms. They’re open only to the trade, so call Rubenstein to get information. The prices on carpet, tile and wood flooring are lowest April 7-9, during ProSource’s semi-annual sale.
    If you need wood floors refinished, Consumers’ Checkbook readers gave good marks to Dave’s Floor Sanding (763-784-3000, Angie’s List subscribers liked JB’s Wood Floor Maintenance (651-490-7558).
    Other recommendations include:
    Cabinetmaking: Restoration Carpentry (651-269-9889).
    Basement waterproofing: Standard Water Control Systems (763-537-4849,
    Carpet water damage: Green Clean (763-789-9600,
    Building supplies: Building Materials Outlet in Eagan (651-454-8840,
    If you need more services or recommendations, subscribe to Angie’s List (1-888-944-5478, or Consumers’ Checkbook (651-646-2057,

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  • 15 March 2011

    Spring Reminder

    There’s not doubt about it, wet weather is on the way and it’s time for you to get ready. Now’s the time; take 5 minutes to put your extensions back on your discharge lines. When the predicted rainfall hits later this week you’ll be set.

    Find out more about keeping your basement dry during wet weather.

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