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Termite Prevention: A Vital Need

The numbers are eye-opening: Termites have inhabited the Earth for more than 250 million years. There are about 45 different species of termites in North America. Each year more than 600,000 U.S. homes are damaged by termites. Although a great deal of attention is given to identifying and treating termite… Read more »

How to Prepare Your Property for Summer Storms

You know it’s going to happen. Every summer – whether stifling hot or cooler than usual – there’s at least one summer storm with the potential to cause a heap of water damage to your property if you’re not prepared. The good news is that the preparation required is neither… Read more »

Fire Pit Safety

They’re lovely to look at and provide warmth in the evening chill, yet fire pits can be more dangerous than many of us realize. Let’s start with the obvious. Never place your fire pit closer than 10 feet from your home and overhanging trees, and even farther away if possible.… Read more »

Thinking More About Vacation and Home Security – Lights, Camera, Action

Your long-awaited vacation is just around the corner. Before your journey begins, consider these smart vacation home security suggestions to help deter burglars from spotting your absence and helping themselves to your belongings. Start with outdoor and indoor lighting. Nighttime thieves hate lights. If you’re able to have outdoor lights… Read more »

Getting Rid of Mold Quickly

It is the one word that can strike fear into the heart of just about any home or business owner: mold. Mold is a big problem that can often remain in hiding, spreading all the while. For many of us, by the time the mold is found, the damage can… Read more »

Avoiding Lightning Threats

If you’re someone who enjoys spring storms, you’re not alone. Rain, thunder, and even lightning can create a truly beautiful spectacle of nature. That isn’t to say that spring storms don’t pose a danger to you and your family. It’s important to remember that while beautiful, lightning can also be… Read more »

Avoid Water Seepage to Basements and Crawl Spaces

Spring is a wonderful time of year. From blooming flowers, to thunderstorms, to warmer temperatures, there’s just so much to enjoy. But wait–let’s go back to that part about thunderstorms for a minute. After all, thunderstorms often produce rain–and a lot of it, quickly. One thing is for sure, if… Read more »

What To Do After Storm Damage

No one wants to think about severe weather interrupting their life. The thing about Mother Nature is that she has the ability to cause sweeping damage in the blink of an eye. If not properly prepared for, these damages can seem overwhelming. The good news is that many people before… Read more »