Moisture in Basements: Causes and Solutions

Excess moisture in a basement can not only cause physical damage to your property, but can lead to dangerous health issues as well. This moisture can create the ideal habitat for mold, mildew, and bacteria that can make the occupants of a property ill – especially if a basement is finished before any moisture problems […]

Online Safety Basics

While the term Cybersecurity may sound complex and intimidating, there are many simple things anyone can do to keep themselves safe online. From creating long and unique passwords, to regularly backing up your important files, all it takes is a few minutes and a little know-how to keep your personal information, computer hardware, and personal […]

Simple Steps To Safer Pools

Not including boating incidents, on average about 10 people die from drowning every day in the United States, according to Injury Facts the annual statistical report on unintentional injuries produced by the National Safety Council. Pool Safely This Summer: Take the Pledge NSC and the Consumer Product Safety Commission are encouraging everyone to keep water safety top […]

Child Proofing

Many household items can be deadly to a curious child. has many videos and other resources that can help you make your home safe for your children.

Spring Maintenance Checklist

Spring daylight saving time is the perfect time to perform basic maintenance in and around your home.  It’s time to “spring forward” for daylight saving. Since the time change occurs twice a year, daylight saving is the perfect time to perform basic maintenance in and around your home: Test your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. […]

Protecting Home Systems, Appliances, and Utility Service Lines

Did you know that sudden damage to “home systems” —such as HVAC and appliances—caused by accident and breakdown is typically not covered under most warranties or service contracts? Did you know this coverage can be added to your homeowner policy? Repairs can often cost thousands of dollars. Similarly, if a gas, water, or any other […]

Roof Repair and Replacement Tips

Your  roof is a valuable investment, and repairing or replacing it can be costly. To make sure the work is done right, here are 10 questions to ask a potential contractor before you sign an agreement.  As you’re researching contractors for work on your home or business, it is important to remember the lowest bid may […]

How to Prevent a Dryer Fire

Did you know failure to properly clean and maintain a clothes dryer is the leading cause of a dryer fire? Here are some precautions to help prevent these fires. Have your dryer installed and serviced by a professional, and make sure it’s properly grounded Don’t use the dryer without a lint filter, and make sure […]

Reducing Tree Damage

Falling trees and limbs cause millions of dollars in damage to homes each year. Here is what you can look out for to prevent a tree from damaging your home.