8 More things to check in your home before winter

1. Know where your main water shutoff is and make sure it is working properly 2. Check for small water leaks 3. Inspect all water hoes on the washer, refrigerator, ice maker and dishwasher to make sure they are still flexible and functioning properly 4. Have your...

Avoiding theft during the holidays

Home delivery of packages is an obvious opportunity for thieves. If you are routinely not at home during the day, consider having packages delivered to an office, relative or friend that is normally home. If you have a “hidden” key, consider moving or removing it...

Furnace puff backs can kill

Puff backs from your oil or coal furnace or from your wood or pellet stove are highly dangerous and you need to take preventative action to prevent them.  How can you tell that you are getting puff backs? Any time you see soot in your home you are probably...

Flood Insurance: Do you need it?

The short answer is “Yes, you may.”  Surprisingly, almost 25% of all potential flood claims occur in areas that are not designated as Flood Zones.  That’s because heavy rains or snow melt can easily flood your home or business simply because the ground and sewer...