The Dangers of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning in Winter

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Carbon monoxide is known as the “silent killer” because it’s colorless, odorless and otherwise undetectable until it starts causing harm. Exposure to high concentrations of CO gas can be lethal. Even long-term, low-level exposure can cause prolonged health effects. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 15,000 people are admitted to the hospital each year in the… Continue reading

Don’t Let a Winter Storm Catch You Off Guard

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The extreme cold, freezing rain, blowing snow and ice caused by winter storms can lead to power outages, frozen and burst pipes, damaged roofing and siding, water leaks, and hazardous road conditions. Such severe weather may be hazardous to your family and property. By planning and preparing now, you’ll prevent the next winter storm from catching you off guard. Create… Continue reading

How to Prevent Frozen Pipes

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If you live in a cold climate, there’s a real possibility your pipes could freeze this winter. If ice forms in your plumbing, the resulting pressure could cause the pipes to burst, causing localized water damage and possible home flooding. Fortunately, with a bit of prevention, you can keep your pipes free of ice this winter. Just follow these tips.… Continue reading