Carbon Monoxide: A Deadly Danger

With winter coming on to cool much of North America, it’s worthwhile to address a potential hazard that arises with increased use of fuel-burning appliances such as furnaces and water heaters: carbon monoxide. Carbon monoxide (CO) is an odorless, colorless gas produced by the combustion of fuels such as natural gas, oil, and propane in… Read more »

How to Avoid Halloween Hazards

  If you’re welcoming ghouls and goblins to your door this Halloween or taking your kids for trick or treating, everyone will have even more fun when care is taken to reduce holiday hazards. Here are some recommendations to keep in mind: Keep pathways and porches well lighted for easy navigation. Look for and remove… Read more »

Fall is for Fireplaces: 8 Tips for Homeowners

A wood-burning fireplace is a wonderful feature in many homes. Here are some reminders and tips for staying safe and getting full enjoyment from your fireplace this season: Annual Inspections – Have your fireplace and chimney inspected and cleaned by a professional to ensure that it’s obstruction free and clear of creosote – a black,… Read more »

Boost Buyer Interest and Add Value with Curb Appeal

Curb appeal. It’s all about how your home looks to people walking or driving by. But there is no more important audience to attract than potential buyers, who are highly influenced by their first glimpse. If you’re selling, you can boost that first impression by making sure your home looks great before it hits the… Read more »