Home Sense

19
Jan

How to Prevent a Dryer Fire

Laundry is part of life’s weekly grind. But did you know that dryers cause roughly 15,500 home structure fires, 29 deaths, 400 injuries and $192 million in direct property loss each year? What’s more, most dryer fires happen in the winter. WHAT CAN CAUSE A DRYER FIRE? The most common cause of dryer fires is failure to do a thorough

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1
Dec

Shopping Safety Tips for the Holidays

Shopping Safety Tips for the Holidays The average American plans to spend $998 on gifts and other holiday items this holiday season, according to the National Retail Federation. While that’s not as high as pre-pandemic years, it will still be a busy time for both online and brick and mortar retailers. However, all that hustle and bustle can create opportunities for

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7
Sep

Interior Water Damage Prevention for New Homeowners

Interior Water Damage Prevention for New Homeowners Congratulations! Homeownership is a big step. While you’re getting used to your new responsibilities for home maintenance and upkeep, it’s important to get familiar with water damage risks to your home. When you know the potential risks, you can prevent damage in the first place. Water damage is messy, costly and can even

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18
Aug

Buying vs. Renting a House? Five Questions to Consider

Buying vs. Renting a House? Five Questions to Consider You’re thinking about moving from apartment life to a house, but you’re not sure you’re ready – financially or otherwise. How much yard do you want and how will you maintain it? How much living space do you need? What are the challenges of home ownership versus renting a home? What will the

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8
Mar

What to Know About Hail, Roof Damage and Common Scams

A hailstorm just blew in through your neighborhood. Suddenly, there are people at your door telling you they can repair your home’s damage quickly and easily. What would you do? While some hail damage may be obvious, you can’t always trust that someone showing up to your door has your best interests in mind. The size and density of a

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