The Most Expensive Home Repair Issues

On any given day, the average American home faces numerous potential damage and potential costly repair threats.

That means on any given day, the Average American homeowner faces numerous potential damage or costly repair headaches that can’t be fixed by a 1000 milligrams of Excedrin.

Keeping your home defended from the many threats it faces on a daily basis is an impossible task, but being aware and alert to the most common and likely threats your home faces can give you some peace of mind, and a ready response plan for when disaster strikes.… Read the rest

Spring Prime Time to Review Home Fire Safety Check List

“A spark neglected makes a mighty fire.”
– Poet Robert Herrick

As spring prepares its welcome dawn on the American Midwest and families prepare for spring cleaning season for the scary thought of finding out just what’s been gathering dust in the attic, it’s a prime time to go over smart home fire prevention measures, for as a popular fire proverb reminds us, fire takes no holiday.… Read the rest

‘Tis the Season of Home Candle Fires

Alas, the season of lights is also the season of home candles fires.

Candles are one of the most beautiful, atmospheric and romantic ways to celebrate the holiday season at home. They are also one of the greatest home safety threats of the holiday season.

“Let’s not forget: a candle is an open flame,” cautions Lisa Braxton of the National Fire Prevention Association.… Read the rest

The Beautiful Danger of Real Christmas Trees

“Freshly cut Christmas trees smelling of stars and snow and pine resin – inhale deeply and fill your soul with wintry night.” – John Geddes, A Familiar Rain

Few treasures and traditions of the season say Christmas better than enjoying a live Christmas tree in the living room.

Sipping egg nog by the fire and wrapping and placing presents under an authentic Christmas tree is the stuff Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra Christmas classics are made of.… Read the rest

Make Sure You’re Insured Before Winter’s Fury Sets In

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” ~ Benjamin Franklin

If only winter’s wrath stopped at slick sidewalks, frosted windshields and shoveling the driveway.

Last year winter-caused insurance catastrophes put a $2.3 billion hurt on American home, auto and business owners according to the Insurance Information Institute. That migraine-enducing and checkbook-numbing number more than doubled the damage caused by the winter of 2013.… Read the rest