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DIY Home Electrical Projects You Can Tackle (and When to Call in the Home Pros)

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​ Reading time: 5 minutes Who doesn't love a good DIY project? From changing the water valve in the toilet to patching a hole in drywall, you're quite the craftsperson. But there's one type of project you should always approach with the utmost caution: electrical. Electrical home projects can be dangerous, but there are a few you may be able tackle...
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The Home Management App Every Homeowner Needs

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Reading time: 7 minutes No one is born an expert homeowner, and homeownership has only gotten more complicated with an aging home market, more first-time homeowners, and new smart home tech. Keeping up with the Joneses has transformed to "keeping up with home maintenance," which can be extremely difficult to new homeowners. Without proper upke...
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The Home Maintenance Tasks You Need to Do Again (and Again and Again)

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Reading time: 10 minutes Home maintenance can feel a bit like the movie Groundhog Day . Over and over again, you need to complete the same tasks to keep your home in good-working order and avoid costly claims. But which home maintenance projects do you need to do – weekly, monthly, seasonally, bi-annually, and annually? We've got you covered with t...
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The Ins and Outs of Annual Plumbing Inspections

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Reading: 4 minutes Your toilets flush, your shower is warm, and your faucet isn't dripping. So your plumbing system is all good, right? Not necessarily. Small leaks are hard to detect, and wear and tear on your pipes can lead to major projects down the line. After all, a minor leak may cost $1,000 or more to fix, but the average water damage claim ...
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What You Need to Know about Home Inspections from a Master Inspector

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Reading time: 6 minutes  You've found your dream home. It's in the neighborhood you wanted and has that open-concept kitchen you can't seem to forget. You can't wait to close and move in, but before you do that, you need to know more about the home. That's where a home inspection can help. We recently welcomed Alan Grubb, a Certified Master In...
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Power Up Your Energy-Saving Home Ideas

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Reading time : 6 minutes  Many millennial homeowners struggle with home maintenance costs . An easy way to save money - and help the environment - is to make your home more energy efficient. To help you find ways to increase your home's energy efficiency (and lower your bills), Caroline and Jeff welcomed Megan Turner and Pete Seyfer of Alliant...
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Outsmart Radon, the Invisible Killer

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Reading time: 3 minutes​ Imagine Dragons have it right in their song "Radioactive." When they sing, "I'm breathing in the chemicals," they aren't kidding. Radon is, in fact, radioactive, and it can be deadly.  In honor of National Radon Action Month (yes, that is a thing, and yes, we have no doubt you're googling it right now), we reached out ...
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The Match Game: How to Find a Contractor in 8 Easy Steps

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​ Reading time: 3.5 minutes Finding the perfect contractor is a bit like dating. You need to be able to trust the person you're with and even show them where you live. But do they understand you and your home improvement needs? Will they complement your likes and dislikes? Do they share your home vision? You've probably wondered once after a home i...
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Routine Home Maintenance Plan for 2021

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Reading time: 3 minutes  New year, new you, old home. Give your home the love it deserves this year by making a new year's resolution to take better care of it. Start by completing these routine maintenance tasks that are routinely overlooked! #1 – Vacuum your dryer vent   ​ More than 2,900 clothes dryer fires are reported every year, and...
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Winter Is Coming: 10 Ways to Cut Your Utility Bill

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Reading time: 4 minutes ​ Winter is coming...and with it comes higher energy bills. Not only can this put a strain on the environment, but it can also put a lot of pressure on your wallet. Keep more money in your bank account and keep your house (almost) as warm as summertime while reducing the energy you consume with a few quick and easy home...
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Homeowners Insurance Claims Process FAQs

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Reading time: 7 minutes ​ Here at vipHomeLink, we're always looking for ways to simplify your homeownership experience. As one in 20 homes typically has an insurance claim annually, we decided it was best to break down the homeowners insurance claims process, so you're prepared in the event you need to submit one. We spoke with Denise Click, Person...
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Winter Weekend To-Do Checklist

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​A winter wonderland might be fun and beautiful, but it can do a number on your home. That's why we put together this winter home maintenance all-in-one guide that you can check off in one weekend to save your home from winter's wrath! Outdoor winter maintenance ​   Ah, the Great Outdoors! They can cause a lot of trouble for your property (and...
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How Homeowners Insurance Is Now Smarter Than Ever!

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Reading time: 6 minutes ​ Between apps, emails, and fitness bracelets, many aspects of our lives have gone digital. So it only makes sense that insurance evolves to a digital-first approach – not just in billing and claims but also in its mission and purpose. That's why we welcomed Mark Coons, CEO of Savvi Insurance Group to the vipHome Podcast . M...
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‘Tis the Season to Secure Your Home from Burglars and Porch Pirates

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Reading time: 4.5 minutes  It's the holiday season, which means it's prime time for burglaries and package theft. In fact, a CNN study found that burglaries jump the week of Christmas, but even the everyday burglary stats are not jolly. In fact, according to the FBI – There are 1.2 million burglaries in 2018. A burglary happens every 25.7 seco...
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Something Old, Something Blue, Something Cold, Something New: Preventing Freezing Pipes & Other Winter Claims

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Reading time: 4 minutes Here at vipHomeLink, we work closely with homeowners insurance agencies to help prevent common insurance claims. In almost every interview, we've asked our insurance partners, "What is the most common claim your policyholders submit?" The answer is always, "Frozen pipes."  It's easy to see why. The Insurance Information...
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What to Do When Your Pipes Freeze & Prevention Tips

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What do you do the moment you see water streaking down your walls? We talked to Don Joyner, Founder and President of Great Lakes Waterproofing, to learn immediate steps you need to take to save your home. After your pipes break   Find the main water valve, which is usually in your basement. It's most likely a round or oblong red handle. T...
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Top 12 Holiday Decorating Safety Tips

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Reading time: 5 minutes Before you light those candles or trim that tree, we've got the safety tips you need to keep your home merry, bright, and safe through the new year.  The winter holidays are less than a month away!  Before you begin your celebrations (if you haven't already), here are 12 tips you need to know that will keep you and...
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The Best Gifts for Your Home 2020

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Reading time: 6 minutes  As more people are staying home than ever before, our study with Kelton Global found that 54% of homeowners say the COVID-19 pandemic made them appreciate the safety of their homes even more. So why not be good to your home this holiday season? Give your abode the appreciation it deserves with presents that will keep i...
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Cooking Safety Tips To Know Before Starting Turkey Prep

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Reading time: 3 minutes ​ It's not surprising that most home cooking fires occur on Thanksgiving, followed closely by Christmas Day, Christmas Eve, and the day before Thanksgiving. In fact, the National Fire Protection Association found that fire departments responded to an estimated 1,570 home cooking fires in 2016 alone. Over a 10-year perio...
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Snow Problems? Not with These Winter Tips for Homeowners

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​ Shoveling, frostbite, missing gloves – snow can be a pain in your winter boot. To your home, it can mean water damage, cracked walkways, and flooded basements. So when you hear winter weather is on the way, avoid dangerous situations with these tips for preparing your house for snow! Clean your gutters   ​Do gutters cause ice dams? No, ...
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