Different Categories of Water Damage

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A flooded home is never a good thing, and can cause serious damage if not treated immediately. The steps you must take to clean up the damage though depend on what category of water has infiltrated your home. Category 1: Clean Water Flooding from leaky appliance hoses, faulty toilet tanks, melting snow and rainwater can lead to Category 1 damage.… Continue reading

Choosing a Restoration Contractor

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If your home is damaged in a fire, flood, or natural disaster, the restoration contractor you hire can make all the difference during the recovery process. Follow these tips to help you choose the best company for the job. Seek Recommendations Start by asking friends and neighbors about the restoration contractors they have used in the past. If you file… Continue reading

Outdoor Winter Activities to Help You Stay Active When It’s Cold

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When the weather is warm and the sun is shining, it’s easy to go for a run or do laps in the neighborhood pool. Things aren’t so simple during the doldrums of winter, especially when the coronavirus pandemic still has many indoor pools and gyms closed. This may have you wondering—what outdoor winter activities are available? Here are some ideas… Continue reading

Winter Safety in the New Year

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As you ring in the new year, remember that winter will be around for another few months. Are you ready for sudden storms, cold temperatures, and potential power outages? How’s how to prepare your home, vehicle, and family for the remainder of winter. Prepare Your Home for Winter Staying indoors is no guarantee of safety. First, make sure your heating… Continue reading

8 Tips for Avoiding Holiday Fires this Winter

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The winter holiday season is a time for family and togetherness. Unfortunately, many family holiday traditions increase the risk of house fires. Protect your family and property by following these eight holiday fire safety tips. Check your holiday lights for frayed cords or broken plugs. Don’t use any that appear damaged. Also, follow the manufacturer’s guidelines for how many strands… Continue reading

Staying Safe Before, During & After a Winter Storm

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Most North American cities experience severe winter weather. Heavy snow, ice storms, and extreme temperatures threaten to damage your home and vehicle. You can’t stop a storm in its tracks, but you can prepare now so you’re ready when bad weather hits. Here’s how to stay safe before, during, and after a winter storm. How to Prepare for a Winter… Continue reading

How to Prevent Spreading COVID During the Holidays

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This holiday season, the goal is to spread cheer, not COVID-19. It’s the hardest time of year to follow health guidelines, but it’s important to stay vigilant. After all, until a vaccine is available to the masses, hospitals are liable to become overwhelmed, leaving more people unable to receive the treatment they need. Implement these tips to enjoy the holidays… Continue reading

COVID Cleaning & Safety Throughout the Colder Months

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Winter is cold and flu season. With the COVID-19 pandemic still going strong, this means hand washing and surface sanitization are more important than ever. Keep your home clean and safe with these COVID cleaning tips for the colder months. Disinfect the kitchen garbage can: To clean this germ catcher, first take it outside or into the garage. Spray every… Continue reading

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