How Wildfires Pose a Real Danger to Homes

Forest being damaged by summer wildfire.Every summer, wildfires ravage the United States, consuming hundreds of thousands of acres of wilderness, parkland, and property. This summer was no exception, with wildfires starting and merging through October in drier parts of the US. In California alone, there have been over $3 billion dollars in claimed damage in one of the most disastrous fire seasons California has ever faced. Today we’re going to look at a specific fire that struck California, and how it’s an example of how far wildfires can reach. [Read more…]

Your Fall Home Maintenance Checklist

Your Fall Home Maintenance Checklist

As summer reaches its end and the days gets shorter, there are important tasks you can do to ensure your home is prepared for the changing season. Fall foliage is beautiful; however, it’s not as enjoyable when it clogs your gutters and builds up on your lawn. Take these fall home maintenance tips into account during the cool autumn months. You’ll find that for most of the tips listed below, you can probably handle these projects yourself. [Read more…]

Gas Grilling Safety: Before, During, and After You Grill

Grilling steaks on flaming grill.Now that it’s summertime and the weather is nice, you are going to want to go outside and fire up the grill. But before you do, you need to make sure that you are taking all the necessary safety precautions. According to the NFPA, U.S fire departments responded to an average of 8,900 grill related fires per year between 2009 and 2013. These fires resulted in over $118 million in property damage. Even if you have the proper insurance, any damage to your house is something that no homeowner wants. Keep yourself and home safe by following these safety measures. [Read more…]

5 Helpful Tips for Selling Your Home

Welcome to the journey of selling your home. This journey can be both exhausting and exciting as you learn the various steps and tasks of putting your home on the market. Today we will go over 5 tips that you will want to know when selling your home, in addition to some ways to make this journey faster and easier. [Read more…]

Home Safety: What is the Most Dangerous Room?

Home Safety What is the Most Dangerous RoomWhen considering all the rooms in your home, you might have thought at some point, “What is the most unsafe or dangerous room in my house?” The first place that likely comes to mind is the kitchen because of the stove, cutlery, and the countertops. So, what exactly is the most dangerous room in your house? It is not your kitchen. As a matter of fact, the most dangerous room in your house is your bathroom. While the kitchen poses some threats for injury, the bathroom is where injuries happen the most. According to the U.S Center for Disease and Control Prevention, most slip and falls in the bathroom occur amongst people ages 65 and up, and is one of the leading causes in their deaths. [Read more…]

Guide to Homeowner’s Insurance for First Time Buyers

Guide to Homeowner’s Insurance for First Time BuyersCongratulations, you’ve officially bought your first house! Now you must be wondering what comes next—how about insuring your beautiful new home? Being one of your most valuable personal possessions, your home is a very important place and protecting it is crucial. Without homeowner’s insurance, if something was to happen to your house that causes considerable damage—you could be in trouble because of the costs. With insurance, you can mitigate some of these costs and it can help you save large sums of money in the long run. Getting your home insured is in your best interest and is one of the first purchases you should make along with your home. [Read more…]