Winter Flooding: Causes and Prevention

When you think of flooding, your mind naturally goes to summer monsoons. However, a lot of flooding and flooding damage occur during the winter months. The cold can cause leaks and bursts. Ice dams can form on the roof. Large amounts of water are locked away as snow and ice, but melting can release all at once instead of draining properly. This can lead to sudden massive damages to your property, leading to major issues and costly repairs. This article discusses the main causes of winter flooding in your home as well as some tips on how to prevent costly flooding this winter. [Read more…]

How to Prevent Pest Damage in the Wintertime

As the cold weather continues to roll in, you and your family are not the only ones that are enjoying the warmth of your home. Different pests and insects will try their best at becoming unwanted guests in your house this winter. Mice, bugs, and other pests are not just nuisances: they can cause serious and irreparable damage to your home. This article discusses the different pests and ways to prevent pest damage in your home in the winter time. [Read more…]

Your Car Won’t Start—Now What?

As the mornings continue to get colder, it isn’t just us who are struggling with the harsh weather. Our cars also have trouble in the winter time. The last thing you want to happen is your car to sputter and die on the morning of an important client meeting or work responsibility. Low temperatures can cause a plethora of problems, and that’s why proper maintenance, care, and winterization methods are crucial. This article will discuss the reasons why your car won’t start, as well as offer preventative tips to make sure you can get on your way—no matter how cold it may be.

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Winterizing Your Car for the Cold Weather and Holidays

prep your carJust like winterizing your closet and your house, your car needs extra preparation to make it through the winter as well. This is especially true in the Northeast, where blizzards and storms can come out of nowhere and do some serious damage. Properly winterizing your car and emergency supplies can be a major help when a dangerous situation arises on the roadways this winter. This year, make sure your car is as prepared as you are. [Read more…]

Social Media & Beyond: Beware Sharing Your Holiday Plans

Travel woman using smartphone at airport.Social media was practically made for those great shots you’ll take during your holiday vacation, from visiting the family in the next state over to celebrating the dead of winter on a warm tropical beach. It’s really tempting to let friends, family, and online strangers know exactly where and what you’re up to when you’re on vacation. However, if you’re leaving your home for the holidays, you may be laying out the welcome mat for burglary by announcing your absence on social media. [Read more…]

4 Tips to Keep Your Home Warm and Safe This Winter

Woman looking from a window of her house on a cold and snowy winter,With the winter weather, this is the season you’ll be spending the most time in your home, especially if you’re hosting the holidays. With the weather outside so frightful, it’s important that your home is ready for winter, especially when it needs to beat back the freezing temperatures, ice, and snow. Put a little work in right now to avoid issues mid-holiday, as well as to nip any winter home damages in the bud. Here are four places to focus on keeping your home warm – and safe – this winter. [Read more…]