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What factors can change the extent of hail damage on neighboring homes?

As the end of summer is approaching, now is a good time to revisit the phenomenon of hail and the possible damage it can do. As the National Severe Storms Laboratory indicates, hail is a form of precipitation consisting of…

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Summer is Coming: Tips for Outdoor Cooking

Spring is here and summer is coming. As a suburban dad, this means I only have two things on my mind: lawn maintenance and barbeque. Nothing ruins a good cookout faster than a trip to the emergency room or a…

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Ladder Safety, One Step at a Time

Have you ever seen one of your family members or neighbors at the top of a ladder not being very safe? Maybe they were painting, taking leaves out of the gutters or cleaning windows, but they were making you nervous…

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Springing into Strong Winds and Storms

If the wind was strong enough to pick up Dorothy and Toto and pull her entire house into a tornado and send them to the magical Land of Oz, there is no telling what it could do to your property….

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Extra Time on Your Hands? Why Not Spring into Spring?

Spring has always been one of my favorite seasons. All winter I look forward to planting flowers, the warmer weather, and my birthday! But spring also brings rain, storms, and other perils that could cause damage to your home. Most…

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Happy Data Privacy Day! Are You Protected?

There’s no doubt people spend A LOT of time on the Internet. Hence the need for an annual Data Privacy Day! The Digital 2019 Report reveals that the average Internet user spends more than a quarter of their life on…

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6 Tips to Save on Energy Costs This Winter

With cold temperatures moving in, many are looking for ways to cut down on utility costs. In a previous article we discussed “The Thermostat Wars” that often occur in homes and how adjusting the thermostat can save you a bundle, but…

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Pets and Homeowner Insurance Policies

My family recently added a new member in the form of a two-month-old kitten, and as part of the adoption process, we were provided with a month’s worth of free pet insurance from the shelter. While that was a nice…

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Smart Home Technology – Friend or Foe?

Anyone buying any cool tech gifts for themselves or for loved ones this holiday season? The possibilities are endless when it comes to “smart” devices that are available for you and your home! These devices range from smart plugs and…

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House fires – $1.1 Billion property damage per year!

Can you believe there was $5.5 BILLION in direct property damage in the US from 2012-2016? Whoa! And, can you believe October is almost over and November is nearing?! Well, it still is National Fire Prevention Month, so let’s learn…

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