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Does your home often feel dry? Or too muggy? If you are experiencing chapped/dry skin, or difficulty breathing while in your home, you may need to get your humidity level checked out. Humidity levels that are not between the averages of 30- 50 percent can be potentially dangerous for your health. You can personally check […]

Power Outage Tips

Whether or not you know it’s coming, a power outage can be a major disturbance. It never hurts to be prepared and to know what to do once the lights go out. Before Power outages can happen at any time and are unavoidable, but the costs associated with them can be lessened by installing a home […]

Rental Property Checklist

Many cities have friendly neighborhoods with great properties. However, it’s important to know what to look for in a rental listing, so you can make a smart assessment about each rental listing you’re interested in. Use this rental property viewing checklist to stay organized and prepared when viewing properties. What is the cost of rent? […]

Carbon Monoxide Protection

Every year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, hundreds of people in the U.S. die from carbon-monoxide (CO) poisoning—and the invisible, odorless gas sickens thousands more. The numbers seem even more tragic when you consider that most of these deaths and illnesses are preventable. Here are tips from the Consumer Product Safety […]

Where Does Moisture Come From?

There are three main sources in your home; the first being air leaks. Air can leak into the home through walls, roofs, and floors and have damaging effects on a house. Uncontrolled airflow through the envelope of the home not only carries moisture into framing cavities, causing mold and rot, but it can also account […]

Supporting Those in Need

Hurricane Harvey, the first major hurricane to make landfall in the United States in more than a decade, made landfall on the Texas coast late Friday as a Category 4 storm, destroying homes, overturning vehicles and sinking boats, severing power lines, and forcing tens of thousands of residents to flee, while leaving ten dead. As […]

Generator Safety Tips

Whether it’s a hurricane or a routine power outage, navigating a dark house is never fun. That’s why many people choose to install backup generators in their homes. A backup generator can power your home until regular electricity resumes.  This also proves useful for powering sump pumps during heavy rains which can result in major […]

Connected Home Security

Today’s homes feature a large number of devices connected to the Internet—everything from kitchen appliances to thermostats to light bulbs. While there’s convenience to being able to turn off forgotten lights or monitor who comes and goes, connected home devices can also create a security headache. Cyber security protocols aren’t nearly as strong for home […]