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High Wind Advisory: What to Do Next

When you think of storms that can cause wind damage, your mind might jump to recovering from a tornado or prepping for a hurricane. But it doesn’t always take an extreme weather event for high winds to damage your home or car. The National Weather Service issues a “high wind warning” when winds are sustained at speeds of 40 miles per hour or above. And...

Do’s and Don’ts for Hiding a Spare Key

At some point, most of us have lost our keys. More than a few of us have even tried to break into our own property before finally admitting defeat and seeking third-party assistance. Once we’ve been freed from our accidental exile, we waste little time before paying a visit to a local locksmith or hardware store to safeguard ourselves from future lockouts: we get a...

Outdoor TV Ideas: Essential Tips for Safety and Style

When done right, a backyard patio can become your very own outdoor oasis. It’s the perfect space to not only enjoy the weather, but host a range of activities – from grilling and entertaining to relaxing and spending time with the family. This is especially true in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. According to a recent survey, 90% of Americans say outdoor living spaces...

What You Should Know About Common Household Poisons

Each year, more than 2 million poisonings are reported to poison control centers across America. And according to the U.S. Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA), more than 90% of those poisonings occur at home. To help you identify any potential poison risks in your home – and know what to do if a poisoning occurs – here’s what you should know about common household poisons....

6 Ways to Prevent Home Water Damage

How can you protect your home from water damage? The problem: Plumbing failure from frozen, rusted or leaky pipes The fix: Remember, an ounce of prevention really is worth a pound of cure. Look for any telltale signs of leaks like unusually high water bills, mold or mildew growth, water stains on walls and warm spots on your floor. To prevent frozen pipes, keep your...