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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...

Air Quality

Weekend Warrior, meet the Half-Hour Hero. Here’s a rundown of the best things you can do for your Money Pit in less than 30 minutes.

1. Locate and label important valves: Imagine that a pipe broke in your ceiling and water is now leaking through every electric light fixture on to your brand...

Home Security

Being informed and prepared is the best way to prevent damage to your home. So what does the data tell us are the biggest risks?

From leaking valves to house fires, a look at Travelers Insurance claim data reveals the most frequent causes of homeowners’ claims, as well as the costliest. The...

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...

Fire

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...