Coronavirus 2020: 5 things to do during quarantine. Fun and productive things to do when you’re bored at home during the COVID-19 pandemic. I don’t know about you, but we are almost a full 30 days into self-quarantining and it’s getting more difficult each day to stave off how stir-crazy my family is getting. It’s [...]
How do water leak detectors work? How new technology uses artificial intelligence to detect water leaks and prevent water infiltration. Several months ago, we went to the Housewares show in Chicago. There were a couple of companies showing off their latest technology for detecting water leaks in homes. What Causes Water Infiltration? Water infiltration is [...]
Fall home maintenance checklist 2019: 10 things to do this autumn. Seasonal maintenance can reduce energy costs and help prevent emergency repairs over winter. Your Fall Home Maintenance Checklist 2019 While you’re enjoying the arrival of Autumn—and pumpkin-spiced everything, you should start thinking about your fall home maintenance checklist. Homeowners who take their seasonal home [...]
Is a reverse mortgage right for you? Or should you get a HELOC? Consider these factors before you commit to a reverse mortgage or HELOC. Q: My wife and her sister were given their mother’s home when she passed away. The property was mortgage-free. For the past six years, her sister has been living in [...]
Did you know that in 2013, winter storms were the third-largest cause of catastrophe losses, causing $1.9 billion in insured losses? According to reports from Munich Re, from 1993 to 2012, winter storms resulted in about $28 billion (in 2012 dollars) in insured catastrophe losses, or more than $1 billion a year on average, according [...]
After a grueling winter, it’s important to prepare your home for spring. These 10 home maintenance tips will help you repair any cold weather damage, since snow and ice can wreak havoc on your home’s infrastructure. Begin prepping your home for spring as soon as the snow melts “Spring is an ideal time to inspect [...]
As fall ushers out summer, this month marks a good time to prepare your home for the chilly air, falling leaves and impending winter months. Summer is too much fun to do home maintenance, and winter’s ice and snow bring too much hassle, but I don’t mind working inside or outside during fall’s crisp days [...]
Winterizing your home checklist from the Better Business Bureau. The Better Business Bureau released their checklist for winterizing your home. Save money in the winter with the Better Business Bureau winterizing your home checklist. Combat high heat costs by winterizing your home. The BBB winterizing your home checklist includes changes to your windows, doors and floors like caulking and weather stripping.