Why Trees Need Winter Pruning

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Many homeowners give their trees and shrubs attention in the spring, summer, and autumn, but they neglect their dormant landscape during the winter. The common misconception that lawn care and maintenance should stop when the weather turns cold is a major cause of lackluster landscapes. Winter is actually the perfect season for pruning, the act of trimming excess branches from… Continue reading

How to Prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning in Your Home

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Unintentional carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning is responsible for at least 430 deaths and 50,000 emergency room visits in the US every year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). With the proper precautions, CO poisoning is entirely preventable. Here’s how to protect your family from this “silent killer,” as well as how to respond if your carbon… Continue reading

Thanksgiving Safety Tips for Families

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For many, Thanksgiving is a time to feast with family and friends, enjoy time off school and work, and express gratitude for everything they have. Unfortunately, accidents and incidents ruin Thanksgiving for thousands of families every year. Here’s how to make your home safe as you gather with loved ones for the holidays. Kitchen Safety Tips Never leave children unattended… Continue reading

Fireplace Maintenance Tips to Avoid Fire Hazards

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Nothing compares to curling up by a crackling fire with a cup of hot cocoa and a good book in hand. While this inviting scene evokes feelings of peace and tranquility, operating a poorly maintained fireplace could have devastating results. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), nearly 17,000 home structure fires per year begin in the fireplace, chimney,… Continue reading