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.
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.
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.
Winter storm and water damage is irksome. Mold growth and structural damage, floor separation and discoloration, can occur within hours. Follow these tips to avoid winter storm damage and protect your home.
Residential homes are especially vulnerable to water damage during the winter season. Three main types of winter water damage are common when the weather is below freezing. Read More …
Any time the forecast calls for a snowstorm, people tend to panic. By taking some simple steps in advance, you can ride out the next major snowstorm in safety and comfort without fighting crowds and rushing around.
Our minds can easily become lost during the frenzy of preparing for the holidays. Holiday shopping, baking cookies, and shoveling snow can all take up a lot of time during the colder months. However, you might want to consider taking additional winter maintenance steps now in order to save you time, energy, and money in the long run.
Do not let “after the holidays” become your mantra. Follow these winterization tips to stay safe during the coldest months. This will help ensure that the holidays run as smoothly as possible so everyone can enjoy the festivities, wherever they may be.
Preparing your home for the holidays might be more fun, but preparing it for colder weather is not only more important, but will save you money. The U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Saver website has these tips for protecting your