Tips on How to Safely Use Your Space Heater

Space heater on a wooden floorThe winter is here, and so aren’t the inevitable expensive heating bills. Often times, homes and offices will try to save money on their heating bill by using an alternative source such as a space heater. While this may seem like a great idea, but if you fail to use it safely, you could be putting yourself and everyone around you in danger. The National Fire Protection Agency released a report that heating equipment is the second leading cause of U.S home fires and the third leading cause of home fire deaths. Learn more about how to prevent a fire in your home and how to keep yourself safe and warm this winter. [Read more…]

Tips on How to Get Through a Power Outage

A picture of power lines during the sunset with a blue and yellow skyIn Massachusetts, we are not new to losing power, especially in the winter. We always are involved in major winter storms such as snow, ice, sleet, rain, and wind which can have a major effect on our power lines. Usually, we can expect that power will be restored within the hour, but sometimes it takes longer. If this happens to your home, are you prepared? [Read more…]

What Do You Do If Your Pipes Freeze?

The bitter cold of the winter is here, and just when you think it is starting to warm up again, it goes back to negative degrees. We are all just wishing for a warm 25-degree day, oppose to -3 degrees. This freezing weather not only sparks health issues such as frostbite or having a hard time breathing because of the thin air, but also risks to your home such as frozen pipes. What do you do if your pipes freeze? [Read more…]