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Disaster Proofing

As winter weather rolls in, renters should reevaluate their contents insurance policies to ensure they have coverage for fire damage to personal property. Residential fires are more common in winter months than any other time of year, according to the US Fire Administration. Residential fires...

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...

Air Quality

If your home has been damaged by a fire's smoke and soot, don't give up hope.  Depending on the scope of the damage, specially trained professionals can virtually erase the effects of smoke and soot damage from wall coverings and carefully clean window treatments, furniture, and carpeting....

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...

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...

Hurricanes and Tornadoes

You were smart.  You invested in a portable backup generator... and it's a good thing because you lived without power for an extended period.  Now that you have power back, what should you do with your portable backup generator so that it's ready to go next time you need it? 

The biggest...