Entries by stevenm

Electrical Panel Safety

All homeowners should know where their electrical panel is located.  When you open the door to it, you should find breakers that are labeled which correspond to the different rooms or areas of the home.  Breakers will sometimes trip due to a power surge or outage, and the homeowner can flip the switch to reactivate […]

Roof Covering Maintenance

Although homeowners aren’t necessarily expected to climb on their roofs every season as part of regular home maintenance, there are some conditions that should be monitored to prevent roof damage and to help you get the longest life out of your roof-covering materials.  Certain types of damage can lead to water and pest intrusion, structural […]

Fire Safety For The Home

The National Fire Protection Association’s fire prevention program promotes the following eight tips that people of all ages and abilities can use to keep family members safe, especially during the threat of a house fire. 1. Plan and practice your escape from fire. We’ve heard this advice before, but you can’t be prepared to act […]

October 2019 – 15 Tools Homeowners Need (Part 2)

Welcome to my homeowner’s blog! Each month, you’ll find plenty of useful information for keeping your house in great condition so that you can enjoy it for years to come. Preserve your investment—and keep your family safe and healthy—by maintaining your home using the following tips. Last month, I provided the first eight tools every […]

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 […]

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