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How to Clear Your Home of Bugs and Rodents

During the winter months, it’s common for you to open your doors to friends and family.But as the temperature drops, your home may become a destination for insects and rodents fleeing colder weather and looking for food. That makes your home an attractive option.Learn how to clear your home of bugs and rodents. What are the signs of an infestation?If insects or rodents have set...

Tire Chains: When You Can Use Them

If you’ve ever driven through a steep mountain pass, you may have noticed signs reading “chains or snow tires required.”These signs, often accompanied by flashing lights, are intended to warn drivers of hazardous winter weather driving conditions. When the lights are flashing, state traction laws are in effect, meaning drivers need to have the right tires or equipment to navigate the steep snow- or ice-covered...

Firewood 101: What You Need to Know

If you’re a fan of old-fashioned fireside comfort, firewood may be an important part of your home heating experience. However, firewood selection isn’t as “cut and dried” as it may seem, and care should be taken when selecting and handling the wood you burn in your home. The quality and safety of your fireside experience depends not only on the kind of wood you use,...

Seven Musts for Hosting a Viewing Party

Arrange the tray tables, fluff your sofa cushions, and bust out the guacamole: it’s viewing party season!Whether it’s tense playoff showdowns, glitzy award ceremonies or gripping episodes of everyone’s favorite nail-biter series, it’s always fun to host a viewing party with family and friends. Move over, binge watching. This time of year, it’s all about those don’t-miss live broadcasts on TV.Football fans have the big...

The Homeowner's Guide to Chimney Inspections

The fireplace often serves as a warm and inviting place for families to gather. However according to the National Fire Protection Association, between 2016 and 2020, fireplaces and chimneys were responsible for seven percent of residential fires in the United States. Despite accounting for only seven percent, chimney fires were responsible for more than $200 million in property damage.Figures like these underscore the need for...