Preventing Frozen Pipes

Freezing pipes can be a common issue during cold weather, and it's important to take preventive measures to avoid potential damage. Here are some tips to help prevent pipes from freezing: Insulate Pipes - Insulate pipes in unheated areas such as basements, attics, and crawl spaces. This can help maintain a higher temperature around the pipes. Seal Cracks and Gaps - Seal any cracks or gaps in walls and around windows and doors to prevent cold air from entering and affecting the pipes. Keep Interior [...]

Christmas Light Safety Do’s and Don’t

Strands of sparkling holiday lighting make your home feel merry and bright, especially on a gloomy December day. However, if installed incorrectly, they have the potential to damage your home or electrical system. Before you grab your ladder and boxes of lights, review our list of do’s and don’ts for hanging holiday lighting strands safely. DO’s: EXAMINE LIGHTS BEFORE HANGING - Return or throw away any holiday lighting sets with cracked or broken sockets, loose connections or frayed or bare wires. Replace burned-out bulbs promptly [...]

Fireplace Safety Tips for the Holidays

Many find the winter holidays their favorite time of year with colorful decorations, warming their feet by the fire, hanging ornaments from the mantle and the special activities with friends and family. However, before hanging those ornaments by the fireplace, make sure that to get a chimney inspection and cleaning prior to burning anything. If you’ve had your chimney inspected this year, kudos. If you have not had a chimney inspection, we highly recommend getting one. In the meantime, there are some fire prevention tips we’d like [...]

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