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When Do You Need a New Roof?

When was the last time you checked on your roof? How long has it been since you had a new roof installed? Is it time for a new one?  How long your roof will last varies based on roofing materials used, location, and exposure to the elements. A roof that never sees snow or ice… Read more »

Preventing Mold in the Bathroom

Mold loves to live in warm, moist environments so your bathroom is the perfect place for mold to grow. Excess water from the sink, shower and even toilet can cause the humidity to reach a level where mold becomes an issue. To help keep your bathroom mold-free, follow these tips! Excess moisture is what causes… Read more »

Keeping Water Out of the Basement

With all the snow and rain we’ve been having, and the promise of a wet spring ahead, it’s important to go over how to keep water from entering your basement. Melting snow and rain can do a tremendous amount of damage as it creeps into your home’s foundation through cracks in the foundation and foundation… Read more »

Space Heater Safety Tips

With space heater safety in the news, it’s a good time to go over some space heater safety tips.  According to the consumer product safety commission, portable space heaters are responsible for an average of 1,200 house fires every year.  Home heating system fires can be deadly; causing 490 civilian deaths, 1,400 civilian injuries, and… Read more »

Winter Home Safety Tips

During the winter months, there are several things you should do to keep your family and home safe. Here’s a checklist of the top five winter safety tips to keep in mind.  Be wary of carbon monoxide. Warm your car up outside. Even if the garage door is open, it isn’t safe to do it… Read more »

Christmas Tree Safety

There’s no denying that the holiday season is upon us. From music in stores to lights appearing on houses, it’s just about time to get yourself a Christmas tree. But before you do, let’s go over some Christmas tree safety so you can avoid any risk of having a Christmas tree fire.  Christmas trees are… Read more »

Thanksgiving Fire Safety

It’s hard to believe but the holidays are almost here; and while the main focus is family, merriment, and a day for home cooking, it’s important to remember that along with the holidays comes the potential for cooking fires. In 2018, U.S. fire departments responded to an estimated 1,630 home cooking fires on Thanksgiving—the peak… Read more »

Keeping Gutters Clear

It’s important to keep your gutter system clear for a number of reasons. First, maintaining your gutters is key to keeping your walls and foundation protected from water damage. Second, unkempt gutters can become a haven for small animals that can do damage to your roof and home. In short, having clean gutters protects your home. … Read more »

Avoiding Hurricane Damage

Hurricane season runs from June through October, but late August and September are typically when things really heat up. Ocean waters are warm and storms off of Africa are plentiful and that means up here in New York we need to keep an eye out in order to prevent hurricane damage.  Damage from hurricanes ranges… Read more »

How to Keep Your Air Conditioner From Freezing Up

Ironically enough, even on a sweltering summer day, you can find your AC unit coil or refrigerant lines encased in ice! So how can you keep your coil from freezing? The first thing you can do is make sure you don’t have a dirty air filter. Good airflow is vital to keep your air conditioner… Read more »