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  • Writer's pictureKaitlyn Maschler

With the weather dropping quickly toward the start of the holiday season, it’s important to remember everything you need to prep for the cold winter season! One of these details to make sure not to forget is prepping your sprinkler system for freezing temperatures. This is important because allowing your pipes to freeze and burst could lead to highly pricey repairs and wasted time.

Importance of Winterizing Sprinklers

Leaving water in your sprinkler system over winter can have disastrous consequences. The water will freeze, which will break your pipes and potentially cause water damage in your home or office. This can be a hassle to repair, as a sprinkler system is an important but expensive lawn care investment. Just like most things, it needs to be properly taken care of throughout the seasons.

Professional Winterizing

A knowledgeable and professional technician will turn off the water source and blow out the sprinkler system with compressed air. This will clear out the water and leave your system ready for the winter. While it may seem tempting to DIY this task, we recommend professionals should complete this service because they have the right equipment and expertise. These technicians will also be able to maintain your system throughout the year.

Contact us today to learn more about our lawn care winterization services at 816.800.4003

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Hate getting out in the cold to shovel snow just to get out of your driveway? What about the unneeded messiness of uncleared, half-melted, icey neighborhood streets? While the weather around Kansas City is quite unreliable, having a reliable source for snow removal can be vital during the chilliest times of the year. Here are some questions we often get asked about snow removal.

What is the snow removal process?

Allcat is constantly anticipating and ready to respond quickly to icey weather. Snow will be plowed/cleared from specified parking and walking areas whenever accumulation reaches the agreed-upon depth (this may vary with different customers and areas).

Depending on the time of snowfall, Allcat will aim to clear the neighborhood or parking lot before opening hours. However, if snow has fallen during business hours, Allcat will plow as much of the parking lot & driving areas as possible to allow entrance and exit to the property.

If Ice or "slush" accumulates, it will be plowed/cleared from specified parking areas and sidewalks whenever accumulation reaches ½.”

Salt or Deicers will be applied when any of the following occurs:

  • Snowfall ends with accumulation between 1⁄2"-2".

  • When any snow plowing/clearing is completed.

  • When the temperature is 32 degrees or lower and any type of moisture or precipitation lands on exposed, paved surfaces cause visible ice.

How Do I Schedule Services?

Scheduling a snow removal is super easy! Simply reach out for a quote. Once your quote is approved, you have no reason to worry about scheduling; you will be placed on our recurring service schedule! Call us at 816.800.4003 to get started on your quote and prep your neighborhood or parking lot for the upcoming ice season!

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Put simply, Eric Thogerson is a licensed general contractor focusing on wood and metal framing as well as landscaping design and installation. Yet the work ethic and values he wants his company to reflect have developed in him over the course of his life.

We caught up with the chief executive officer of Lee’s Summit’s Allcat Construction and asked him to share his story.

Q: When and why did you open Allcat Construction?

A: After owning a conglomeration of businesses I decided to take a more focused approach, and I opened Allcat Construction in January 2020. I have a background and experience in construction and enjoy working in the field. It is a pleasure to watch projects go from the infancy stage to final construction. We have experienced several pivots since Allcat’s inception between the pandemic, the work force changing, and the housing boom, so we refocused in 2021 to work more with local builders.

Q: Describe your military service and how it has impacted your approach to business and life.

A: After 9/11, I decided to join the army. I was then assigned to Fort Carson where I joined the famous Howitzer Battery, 1st Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment. I drew immediate orders to report to Iraq where my Regiment had 5,200 men in a forward operating unit on the front lines. I was an artillery mechanic by assignment, but I also performed other duties. Life is different in a cavalry unit - everyone kicked in doors and raided houses. We operated as a cohesive team, and we had excellent leadership under General McMaster. We worked to liberate Talifar from the insurgent stronghold. “One team, one fight” was taken very seriously because you lived or died by the actions of your teammates. I treat business the same way. You are as strong as your weakest link…I take pride in what we do, how we do it, what we stand for, and what we believe in - “one team, one fight.”

Q: How do you support the local community?

A: We have a philanthropic side of the company that looks to partner with non-profit organizations and finds ways we can help. Sometimes it may be a simple donation, but we like to find ways to make a bigger impact. We are certified as a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), and we actively seek out other veteran-owned companies in order to provide support and work together on projects. Recently, we were selected to handle a second-floor build-out with River of Refuge, a local non-profit that assists with transitioning the working poor out of monthly hotels and into more permanent housing. We are actively working on this matter and will be finished by the end of the year. We are excited to be able to help them help other members of the community.

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