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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...

Halloween Safety Tips

A Halloween safety plan helps to protect your home as well as the honest trick-or-treaters who visit looking for treats. There's nothing quite like waking up on November 1 to find toilet paper cascading from your trees, eggs dripping down your windows, your jack-o-lantern smashed on your...

Shower Head Cleaning Tips: Faq

In a recent study conducted by researchers at the University of Colorado at Boulder, shower heads were found to contain bacteria potentially dangerous to those that had weakened immune systems. Moreover, the researchers found that not only will cleaning with bleach not kill the bacteria, but...

Fall Garage Storage and Organization Tips

Fall is now fully underway, and it’s the perfect time to organize your garage. You likely have a number of summer items to put into storage, and it might be tempting to just chuck everything on the garage floor. But a heaping pile can be hazardous as well as an eyesore, and will only cause...

Pruning and Trimming

Home security is an important part of any trip plan, whether you're preparing for a weekend getaway or an extended vacation. Summer is a hot season for home burglaries, with break-ins typically peaking in July and August.

Besides being protected against burglary, mechanical problems can...