Best Blog on the Block

vipBLOG

Quick TIPS: No cold water in your faucet? Here’s what you need to do (before it’s too late)

vipHomeLink-faucet-dripping
Baby, it's cold outside, and unfortunately, your kitchen sink is along an outside wall. After a few days of below-freezing temperatures, the cold water is no longer flowing through your faucet. What do you do? We spoke with Jeff Hoffmann from Schaible's Plumbing & Heating Inc . to find out how to save your pipes and prevent costly, life-disrupt...
Continue reading

14 insanely easy ways to show your home some love

vipHomeLink-love-your-home
Let's be honest. There's almost as many love songs about your home as your significant other. From the New Jersey legend Bruce Springsteen to country superstar Shaina Twain, people just love singing about where they hang their hat, but how much do they actually take care of it? This Valentine's Day, we have 14 ways that you can show love for y...
Continue reading

Winter survival tips for your roof – expert edition

vipHomeLink-valley-roof-ice-dam How to prevent an ice dam in a valley roof
​From the rough weather to the frigid temps, winter can do a number on your roof. That's why we reached out to Novalis Roofing & Sliding , which has served Northern New Jersey homeowners for more than 80 years. Owner Jonathan Novalis gave us expert insight to combat the major roofing problems of the season and important tips to keep your home's...
Continue reading

5 Tips for keeping your space heater in line (and your home still standing)

vipHomeLink-office-space-heater Here in the vipHomeLink office...
Though Punxsutawney Phil may have predicted an early spring, the U.S. Fire Administration lists February as one of the worst months for home heating fires. If we're lucky, we can turn down our heating systems in just a few weeks, but if Phil happens to be wrong, you might be using that space heater a bit longer. Unfortunately, the National Fire Pre...
Continue reading

All you need to know about the Money Meter

vipHomeLink-open-screen
Think about your car for a moment. (We're calling it "Clive.") Clive's monetary value depreciates as you wrack up those miles, but the more you take care of Clive, the more miles Clive will go. However, if Clive has visible signs of damage (like the blue paint on his fender from that pole you grazed), then the less monetary value Clive will have. (...
Continue reading

QUICK TIPS: Taking care of well water woes

vipHomeLink-Water-Well
Properly constructed wells and private water supply systems do not need an excessive amount of maintenance, but the National Ground Water Association (NGWA) recommends that you schedule a well water check-up annually to ensure the safety of your water and to monitor for contaminants.  But what do you do if something just isn't right with ...
Continue reading

Outsmart the invisible killer

vipHomeLink-Caution
​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 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 at vipHomeLink decided to tell you how to avoid becoming rad...
Continue reading

Quick TIPS: Warning signs of a gas leak in your fireplace

vipHomeLink-Unlit-Fireplace
Nothing warms you up on a cold winter's night quite like a fireplace. Though gas fireplaces have become safer in the last 20 years with shut-off devices and oxygen depletion sensors, homeowners still need to practice safety procedures, but when they should be worried? We spoke with Paul Pirro from PSE&G's Appliance Service to learn the signs th...
Continue reading

5 burning questions (and answers!) about gas fireplaces

vipHomeLink-gas-fireplace-on
Hot cocoa, falling snow, a crackling fire – that's the picture-perfect winter scene, isn't it? You can get it with a push of a button thanks to gas fireplaces, but any time you start a fire in your home, safety should be paramount. To learn how to mitigate gas fireplace dangers and prevent an unwanted fire, we spoke with Paul Pirro of PSE&G's A...
Continue reading

Quick TIPS: Top tips for keeping your toddler safe at home

vipHomeLink-tree-baby
Babies are naturally curious and have a supreme knack for finding things that can put them in danger. Make sure your home is safe for their exploration with these quick tips.   Secure empty electrical outlets​   Place little plastic pieces into electrical outlets when they're not in use. These items are inexpensive and handy for travel, b...
Continue reading

10 Things to do the first year after buying a home

vipHomeLink-new-home-keys
​Moving into a new home is exciting, but what do you do first? We spoke to recent home buyers regarding immediate safety precautions homeowners need to take after buying a home, but what other projects deserve to be at the top of your to-do list that first year? We have a few practical suggestions. 1. Got tools? ​   Even if you are not Bo...
Continue reading

Quick TIPS: Immediate steps after you get the keys to your new home

vipHomeLink-new-home
You just bought a home, and your realtor handed you the keys. Congratulations, but you've got some work to do. What are the immediate steps you need to take to make sure the house is all yours? We asked homeowners Annie and Benjamin , who moved into their new home last year, to give us their quick tips.   Immediate new-to-you home maintenance ...
Continue reading

In deep water: Preventing water damage in your home

vipHomeLink-water-damage-ceiling
When the Polar Vortex attacks without mercy, à la  The Day After Tomorrow , a swift but harsh cold front can cause a drastic change in temperature and major problems for your home – icicles running down your walls, lumpy carpets, and mold, to name a few. If your home's pipes burst, you will need to take immediate steps to stop the leakage and ...
Continue reading

Get your home into shape in 3 simple steps

Living_Room_Phone_HFI-1
When was the last time you checked your smoke detectors? Made sure you have GFCI outlets installed where they are required? Replaced the hose to your washer? (And it's a braided metal hose, right? Not rubber?) There is a lot to track inside your home, and vipHomeLink can help. Enter the Home Fitness Index (HFI). The HFI tells you how "in shape" you...
Continue reading

Quick TIPS: What to do when your pipes break + prevention plans

vipHomeLink-broken-pipes
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 the break ​   Find the main water valve, which is usually in your basement. It's most likely a round or oblong red handle. Turn i...
Continue reading

Home Resolutions 2020: Expert Edition

vipHomeLink-front-landscapin_20191220-203810_1
Every year, you know your gutters will need to be cleaned out.  You have to rake and mow the lawn, and every once and awhile, you need to apply a fresh coat of paint somewhere. But do you know what maintenance items you are missing? We asked Home Improvement Contractor Matt Van Cleve to give us his professional insight into essential main...
Continue reading

Top New Year’s Resolutions – Homeowner(s) Edition

vipHomeLink-2020-resolutions
This year, more and more people are resolving to be healthier in 2020. Why not make the same promise to your house? We asked homeowners to tell us their 2020 home resolutions, and their answers may surprise you.  Home Resolution #1 – A DIY redesign ​ The house was built around 1910 and has a central staircase with two rooms up, two rooms down,...
Continue reading

2020 Homeowner resolutions: Making your home smart(er)

vipHomeLink-smart-home
Not all homes are built smart. In some homes, you can't turn your TV on by voice command. You manually need to flip on your lights, and you might just have to keep track of your refrigerator's dirty filter. Get out of the Dark Ages of Appliances and step into a better way to "home." Make your home a smart home in 2020 with the help of this five-min...
Continue reading

Behind-the-scenes at the castle with vipHomeLink and Make-A-Wish

vipHomeLink-castl_20191216-195220_1
​ This holiday season, vipHomeLink is partnering with Make-A-Wish® to help fund more wishes for children with critical illnesses. From now through the end of this year, 100% of revenue associated with new annual vipHomeLink app sign-ups will be donated directly to Make-A-Wish.  To document this partnership, our production team headed to M...
Continue reading

Home hacks you won’t believe you’ve lived without knowing

vipHomeLink-broken-bulb
We've got home hacks that'll make your life infinitely easier, including telling you how to use a potato to pull a broken bulb out of a socket safely. Maintaining a home can be hard. Between cleaning the appliances and mowing the lawn, you have a lot on your plate, and then of course, you break a light bulb in the socket. (We've all had that d...
Continue reading

Company Info

© 2015 - 2020 vipHomeLink LLC - All Rights Reserved - Patents Pending

Contact

Address:

6 South Street #302

Morristown, NJ 07960

 

Would love to hear from you!

[email protected]

 

Search