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7 Retro Items No Longer in Your Home + Safety Tips for Your Modern Abode

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National Retro Day is February 27th, so in honor of yesteryear, we're taking a look back at items that were once in your home or ones that have transformed over the years. We also threw in a few modern tips to keep your home safe and groovy (baby).   Sewing machines After hitting the home in the late 1880s, sewing mach...
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Major Appliance Maintenance That Prevents Home Fires and Floods

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Reading time: 4 minutes You only need to be without a refrigerator, oven, or washing machine for a few hours to be reminded how much you rely upon your home appliances. Unfortunately, they break down from time to time, often because of lack of home maintenance. Simply completing a few DIY home maintenance projects a year can help prolong the l...
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Save Your Toilet, Save the Planet: Water Efficiency Tips

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Reading time: 3 minutes  As Captain Planet informed us, our water supply is not infinite. In fact, 97.5 percent of all of Earth's water is saltwater, and 2 percent of the Earth's freshwater supply is trapped in the ice caps and glaciers (though perhaps not for long). That means extraordinarily little water is potable. As if that's not enough m...
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Why You Should Absolutely Not DIY Your Garage Door (And What Needs to Be Done)

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Reading time: 4 minutes ​ The average garage door weighs up to 400 pounds, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that garage doors can be dangerous. In fact, an average of 20,000 Americans visit the emergency room every year from injuries sustained by a garage door. That's why it's important to get your doors inspected and serviced by a professio...
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Everything You Need to Know about Dryer Vent Cleaning

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Reading time: 4 minutes Your dryer is more dangerous than it looks. Each year, more than 2,900 clothes dryer fires lead to an average of 5 deaths, 100 injuries, and more than $35 million in property loss. As if the fear of a home fire wasn't enough, a dirty dryer vent can increase your gas or electricity costs and damage your dryer's heating elemen...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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15 Holiday Fire Safety Tips That’ll Save Your Feast & Home

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Reading time: 6 minutes Cooking fires are the number one cause of home fires and home fire injuries in the United States. In a four-year period from 2014-2018, fire departments responded to over 170,000 cooking fires. That's approximately 470 home cooking fires a day that were reported. Unsurprisingly, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day are the peak da...
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The Best Weather App for Your Home

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​ "Weather impacts our lives and our homes in so many ways," says vipHomeLink Founder + CEO Alfred Bentley. Whether you take an umbrella on your way out of the door or switch that outdoor run to a treadmill workout, is determined by what's happening outside your house. But weather is essential to the inside of your home as well. If the Polar Vortex...
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11 Home Fire Facts That Will Alarm You

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Reading time: 6 minutes  ​ Home fires happen, and a startling number of them can be prevented. We know what you're thinking – "It won't happen to me" – but it happens to approximately 354,400 homes every year . By following a few home fire safety tips, you can lower your home fire risk and help to protect your loved ones. We recently welcomed ...
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354,400 Reasons to Have a Home Inventory & How to Create One

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Close your eyes. Now, can you name every valuable item in your home? Probably not. A report by the National Fire Protection Association estimates an average of 354,400 homes suffer a structure fire each year. While no one expects their home to be involved in a fire, flood, or other natural disaster, it's important to be ready for such an event.&nbs...
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Fall Home Projects 2020: Get Your Maintenance On

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Reading time: 3 minutes Remember how long March was this year? Well, guess what? It's already fall! As more homeowners are improving their homes this year , we wanted to help by giving you the prime fall home improvement ideas for 2020. We reached out to Matt Van Cleve, a home improvement contractor who has been helping homeowners enhance thei...
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What Is a Derecho Storm, and Why Isn’t There a Warning?

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Reading time: 2 minutes  There are tornado warnings, thunderstorm warnings, and excessive heat warnings. Unfortunately, there isn't a derecho warning quite yet, but a derecho is another way Mother Nature unleashes her fury. Before you can protect your family and home from a derecho, it's important to know what you're up against.  What exa...
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How to Beat Extreme Heat - Home Edition

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Reading time: 3 minutes Extreme heat means you're now ordering iced coffee, and you're no longer cooking on your stove. You can fry that egg right on the pavement. Since heat waves are the leading cause of extreme weather-related deaths in the US and Death Valley hit incredible highs recently, we figured it was a good time to help you stay cool at ...
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The Tornado Preparedness Checklist for Your Home

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Reading time: 5 minutes While "Tornado Alley" may be located in the center of the US, tornadoes have been happening frequently in other parts of the country as well. For those of us who aren't Dorothy Gale, check out these tornado safety tips to help your family avoid a dangerous situation with Mother Nature. #1 - Make a home checklist and complete...
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