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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...

Disaster Proofing

Do you live in a tornado-prone area?  The safest place to seek shelter from the storm is in a “safe room” right in your own home. 

The average tornado victim has less than 60 seconds’ warning that a tornado is going to strike their home.  Unfortunately, when most people hear that urgent...

Appliances

Winterizing your vacation home is best accomplished when you develop a checklist of tasks that need to be completed and then follow that list faithfully. The major areas a winterization list should include:

1. Plumbing. Plumbing is one of the most important areas to address when winterizing...

Fall

As fall approaches the days get shorter, leaving your home in the dark for longer every night. Adding security lighting is a top deterrent to crimes in the home or garage, and the Heath Zenith Secure Home 240-Degree LED Motion-Activated Security Light gives you peace of mind knowing that...

Decorating and Design

Preventing holiday break-ins by increasing your home security during the holidays should be part of your plan during a busy and wonderfully hectic season of shopping and gift-giving, decorating and celebrating with friends and family. Unfortunately, it's an equally busy time of year for home...

Garage Remodeling

As the summer season begins its slow fade into fall, it's time to start thinking about projects that can prep your house for the chillier weather ahead. Here's where to begin.

Weekend #1: Get the Garage Door Ready to Roll

Your garage can be a handy storage zone for tools, sports...