The Chicago area is still experiencing frigid temperatures with wind chills that are bringing the temperature down below zero most nights. Temperatures this low can lead to several problems for homeowners, the biggest one being the potential for burst pipes.
According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), 31 percent of home fires between 2011 and 2015 were caused by fireplaces and chimneys, resulting in an estimated 262 million dollars in direct property damage each year. Dancing with fire requires adequate knowledge of fire safety tips.
Worldwide, two to four percent of the population is affected by a hoarding disorder. The holidays may be an especially difficult time for hoarders due the depression and anxiety involved with the disorder. If you have a friend or family member who you suspect of hoarding, check in on them during the holiday season and learn how you can help them.
Air leaks, though unseen, pose as a clear drain on home heating expenses. The effort to seal all the air leaks and prevent cold outside air from seeping into the home’s interior saves homeowners anywhere from 10 to 30 percent on home heating costs.
Throughout the month of October, ServiceMaster has been observing Fire Prevention Month to spread awareness of the most common causes of house fires and provide tips on how to prevent them. October is also the month of Halloween in which
Innumerable factors, including toilet leaks, burst plumbing pipes, leaky water heaters and rainwater have the potential to cause significant water damage. Homeowners are at an advantage when they understand the nuances of water damage restoration before an incident strikes.
Vacations are all about relaxation, so you don’t want to worry about your home’s safety while you’re away. This checklist will help you prepare your home as you get ready for your vacation.
Whether you have a kindergartener, a high school senior, or someone in between, be sure to review these back to school safety tips to ensure the months ahead are as stress-free as possible.
It’s not uncommon to have water in the basement after a hard rain. But if you regularly have a flooded basement after storms, you may have to rethink the landscaping around your home. Follow these flood prevention tips to make sure your landscaping isn’t diverting water into your home and learn how to fix problems quickly and inexpensively.
There is nothing you can do to stop a storm from hitting your area, but there are many precautions you can take to minimize and even prevent the potential damage to your home. Follow these storm damage prevention tips.