Entries by stevenm

August 2019 Tip of the Month – Emergency Preparedness

It’s easy to panic during an emergency.  Emergencies and disasters can come in different forms.  It can be a gas leak, a fire or a natural disaster which may knock out power, pollute drinking water and make it difficult for first responders to reach you. However, being prepared can reduce the anxiety and help you […]

July 2019 Tip of the Month – Pet Safety

National Pet Fire Safety Day is observed annually on July 15th. We practice home safety and preparation for emergencies. It’s just as important to prepare for pet safety. Just like fire drills, pets need consideration when preparing for unexpected fire emergencies. Taking preventable measures now can both save your home and your pet. Many times […]

June 2019 Tip of the Month – Thunderstorm Safety

Lightning is a leading cause of injury and death from weather-related hazards. Lightening can occur year-round and at any hour. Although most lightning victims survive, people struck by lightning often report a variety of long-term, debilitating symptoms. Thunderstorms are dangerous storms that include lightning and can include powerful winds over 50 MPH create hail; and […]

April 2019 Tip of the Month – Why Have a Home Inspection?

April is National Home Inspection Month. Home Inspections are critical! A quality home inspection can be valuable and save you a lot of money later. For example, if you’re selling your home, a pre-listing inspection provides an opportunity to identify and make decisions about what repairs or updates you want to make before presenting your […]

March 2019 Tip of the Month – Spring Maintenance

Spring is around the corner. Daffodils, tulips will be blooming soon. For those who’ve been stuck inside to stay warm, will find it’s time to rediscover the great outdoors. Since it can’t be all fun, it’s time to think about home maintenance that will help you avoid big repair bills later. Here are some things […]

February 2019 Tip of the Month

Come February 2nd, Punxsutawney Phil will tell us whether we can expect 6 more weeks of winter or not.  While we are waiting to transition from winter to spring, there are some things we can do to keep our homes toasty warm that are in general inexpensive. Recently, we built a new house and hadn’t […]

January 2019 Tip of the Month

Now, the holidays are over with and New Years’ resolutions have been made and in some cases already broken. The Christmas tree and decorations are packed up and placed in storage in preparation for the 2019 Christmas Season. It’s time to get back to having a healthy and trouble-free home. January is National Radon Action […]

November 2018 Tip of the Month

Did you know more than 150 people in the Unites States die every year from accidental non fire-related CO poisoning associated with consumer products, including generators? Other products include faulty, improperly-used or incorrectly-vented fuel-burning appliances such as furnaces, stoves, water heaters and fireplaces. November 5th-12th is National CO Poisoning Awareness Week. What is carbon monoxide? […]