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Stay Safe with 5 Tips for Responsible Winter Holiday Decorating

Stay Safe with 5 Tips for Responsible Winter Holiday Decorating

Nothing blackens the holidays at home like a visit from the Fire Department or a trip to the emergency room — especially when it’s caused by something that could have been avoided. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) estimates 15,000 injuries during November and December 2012 came from holiday decorating: falls accounted for 34%, cuts and lacerations for 11%, and back strains for 10%. READ MORE

How to Prepare Your Car for Winter Travel

Prepare Your Car for Winter Driving with Our 5-Point Checklist

Every year, we make a variety of transitions in preparation for colder weather. We swap out our wardrobe, update our thermostat settings, stock up on hot chocolate, and hunt down holiday-themed lattes, but what about your car? Many of us are a bit obsessed with automotive safety, and rightfully so as we rely on them to protect our loved ones in the event of an accident, but relatively few folks take the time to properly prepare their vehicles for winter travel. READ MORE

Fall Home Maintenance Series – Part 4: Gutters, Pool, and Exterior

Fall Home Maintenance Series - Part 4: Gutters, Pool, and Exterior

That chilly little nip in the air and the early morning frost warns us winter is coming. It also means it’s time to get your home ready for that cold weather. Preparing your home in the fall may sound like a lot to do, but in reality, it only takes a little time to get things ready. With our Fall Home Maintenance Series, we’ll show you why it’s a good idea to spend a few hours over the next few weekends inspecting and preparing your home for the arrival of winter. With these practical tips, you can protect your home’s value, keep your family comfortable, and reduce your energy usage (and hopefully, energy bills!) all winter long.. READ MORE

Fall Home Maintenance Series – Part 3: Doors and Windows

Fall Home Maintenance Series - Part 3: Doors and Windows

That chilly little nip in the air and the early morning frost warns us winter is coming. It also means it’s time to get your home ready for that cold weather. Preparing your home in the fall may sound like a lot to do, but in reality, it only takes a little time to get things ready. With our Fall  Home Maintenance Series, we’ll show you why it’s a good idea to spend a few hours over the next few weekends inspecting and preparing your home for the arrival of winter. With these practical tips, you can protect your home’s value, keep your family comfortable, and reduce your energy usage (and hopefully, energy bills!) all winter long. READ MORE