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Hurricane Protection for Your Home

If you live in a hurricane-prone zone, here are ten hurricane protection tips to help you stay safe and prevent hurricane damage.

Secure Windows:  If you live along the coast, homemade plywood or professionally built shutters are a must when storms are imminent.  Buy ½ inch plywood stamped...

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...

Have a Power Failure Plan to Protect Your Home

Having a power failure plan to protect your home from a blackout has become a necessity today.  According to one study, 75 percent of U.S. homeowners experienced a power outage each year.

So how do you protect yourself from these power failure problems? By setting up backup power systems to...

Disaster Proofing

Keep safe in the event of a home fire with products that detect, extinguish and provide escape from hazardous situations.

Chimneys aren’t the only potential fire hazard in the home. According to the National Fire Protection Association, “Cooking is the leading cause of home fires and home...

Outdoor Living

Lightning strikes are fairly common across the country.  Thunderstorms present major safety hazards and can damage property.  The cloud-to-ground lightning strikes at the center of these thunderstorms can be very dangerous whether you are indoors or out.  But there are several things you can...

Cleaning

November is here, and that means the leaves have just about all left the trees, but hopefully are not still stuck in your gutters! Holidays are just around the corner and it's a terrific time to get your home ready for some company too. Here's where to begin. 

Weekend # 1 :  Chimney and...