If you’re like me, probably not. It’s one of those appliances most people install and then forget about. The expectation is that it’ll be there to handle its job when needed.
Early spring is usually the kick-off to hail season. As you are likely aware, hail can do significant damage to anything it comes in contact with depending on the size of the hail. Hail is a solid form of precipitation made up of balls or irregular lumps of ice referred to as hailstones. Hail normally develops and falls during periods of severe thunderstorms. The size of hail varies from pea size on up, with the largest recorded hailstone in the United States measuring 1.67 pounds with a circumference of 17.5 inches. Now that could do some damage!
With home values significantly reduced for the past few years, I have grown accustomed to phone calls from customers insisting that the dwelling value listed on their insurance policy is way too high. They typically say, “I could never sell my house for that much.” With spring in full swing and home buyers out scouring real estate listings again, it might be a good time to explain what home buyers are actually insuring.
About half of all cancers diagnosed this year will be skin cancers. One of the most important things you can do to protect your skin is use sunscreen. We all know we need to use it, but how much and which one?
The main issue with disposal is the impact on the environment. Just throwing it out with the trash can truly have a negative impact on the environment due to the materials used to make a computer. In some cities, it is illegal to dispose of it in the regular trash, and waste management may not take it anyway. This leaves many people looking for a way to get rid of it safely.
With the arrival of spring, so too arrives that long list of spring projects, including spring cleaning and home maintenance. To help you get started, here are ten essentials for your spring home checklist: