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Winter home safety: Quick steps to help protect your family

Winter home safety: Quick steps to help protect your family

As cooler weather descends, homes heat up and so does the risk your family could experience a home fire or carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. According to the National Fire Protection…

Hard water: bad for your home and wallet

Hard water: bad for your home and wallet

Nearly 90 percent of American homes have hard water – water containing high levels of calcium and magnesium, according to The U.S. Geological Survey. The hardest water is commonly found…

Moving this summer? Navigate the peak season like a pro

Moving this summer? Navigate the peak season like a pro

Summer is busiest time of the year for home and business moves. In fact, an estimated 65 percent of the 43 million Americans who are moving this year will do…

Trusting the weakest link: What data breaches mean to you

You’ve seen it in the headlines. Hundreds of data breaches, often at large corporations, happen every year – and consumers suffer the consequences. Data breaches have become a constant reality…

Easy meal and snack ideas for families adjusting to busy back-to-school schedules

Easy meal and snack ideas for families adjusting to busy back-to-school schedules

As the relaxing days of summer come to a close, it can be challenging to smoothly transition to back-to-school time. While kids and families adjust to more hectic schedules, it’s…

Younger men may be at high risk for throat cancer

Younger men may be at high risk for throat cancer

Recently there has been a dramatic shift: Younger men who do not drink nor smoke and are in the prime of their physical health are being diagnosed with throat cancer.…

Entice buyers into your home with aromatic scents

Entice buyers into your home with aromatic scents

When a home smells good, it makes a favorable impression on visitors. This is exactly what home sellers want when they put their house on the market. The concept of…

Making the choice between weathering and finishing a deck

Making the choice between weathering and finishing a deck

A backyard refresh or upgrade can bring comfort, energy, fun and relaxation into the space for the family to enjoy. But before you start work or purchase materials, you need…

Tips and tools to prepare for power outages

Tips and tools to prepare for power outages

Storms have been packing big punches in recent years. While the debate about the cause might rage on, so do the natural elements that wreak havoc on private homes and…

Five tips to take your home from ‘for sale’ to ‘sold’

Five tips to take your home from ‘for sale’ to ‘sold’

If you’ve been thinking about selling your home, there’s no time like the present. House hunters come out of the woodwork in warm weather months and “for sale” signs pop…

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