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Chimneys

 Preventing house fires should always be a priority, but if you're like most Americans, you think you're at very little risk of ever experiencing a house fire. This attitude, however, can be almost as dangerous as fire itself. Outside of the former Soviet Bloc, Americans have the highest fire...

Electric

Although significant progress has been made in the United States in reducing the number of deaths caused by accidental fires in the home, these incidents still kill more than 3,000 individuals each year.  Better education about the dangers of fire and wider use of smoke alarms are generally...

How to Make Homemade Plywood Storm Shutters

Windows are a key area to attend to for hurricane preparedness. Sliding glass patio doors and large picture windows need to be protected from both pressure and debris.  An easy way to do that is by making homemade storm shutters.  Here's how:

  • Step 1: If you're making your own shutters,...
Gardens

It is March, and spring is about to be sprung.  With warmer weather and longer days, March is a great month to add a few projects to your home improvement to-do list:

Prevent Dryer Fires.  This March weekend, clean out your dryer's venting system. This important cleaning chore is going to...

Snow Removal Tips and Tools

Before the next snow hits, it is a good time to get out your snow removal tools to be sure you're set for the next snow storm. But what kind of tools will you need to dig out? That depends on how prepared for snow removal you want to be. Here are some snow removal tips to help you remove the...

Bathroom Faucets

Winterizing your vacation home is an important step to make sure that it stays cozy and secure as outdoor temperatures dip. Failing to winterize your home can result in problems like water leaks, bursting pipes, structural damage and invading pests or rodents. 

Here's how to winterize your home...