Saturday, January 16, 2021
Freezing temperatures, gusts of wind, patches of ice – winter can be a horrible time to be on the road, especially if you’re on vacation and aren’t used to driving in winter conditions. And, it’s an even worse time to get into a car accident.
But, with reduced visibility, slick...
Wednesday, December 16, 2020
It's easy to forget about your tires when it comes to vehicle safety. But with winter weather already in many parts of the country, tires are an important aspect you should keep in mind.
Your tires can be the difference between a safe trip and a disastrous...
Monday, November 16, 2020
Drafty windows. Leaky faucets. Dirty air filters.
All are common issues in homes across the country, and they’re not just annoying—they also cost you money in decreased energy efficiency and higher bills.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy Star program estimates that homeowners can save 5% to 30% on annual...
Read More: Is your home as efficient as it could be? An energy audit can tell you
Friday, October 16, 2020
Water damage can be disastrous to your home. Imagine discovering that your entire basement is filled with brown water and sewage from a backed-up water main or other pipe. It’s not only disgusting and potentially dangerous, it’s also expensive. On average, most water backup claims cost $5,000-$10,000 to repair.
Read More: What is water backup coverage and why is it important?
Wednesday, September 16, 2020
It doesn’t take a massive remodel, or a big budget, to make your house feel a little more like home to you. Inside or out, small improvements can make a significant difference — and whether you’re handy or not, you can handle most of them yourself.
Don’t believe it? Just...
Read More: How to Update your Home — Without Spending Thousands
Sunday, August 16, 2020
Carrying a minimum amount of auto insurance is required by state laws, so you can’t legally drive without it. Yet while the minimum amount keeps your premiums lower, it can also put you at great risk if you have an accident. And after an accident is not the time to...
Thursday, July 16, 2020
Summer’s here. The sun has come out of hiding, and people have, too.
As crowds swell at the beaches, in parks, and even on roadways, it all makes for some challenging driving conditions. More people are out and about, whether on foot, bike, or skateboard, or by car, motorcycle, or...
Tuesday, June 16, 2020
From building materials to furnishings, many of the things in your home likely aren’t as flame-resistant as those from yesteryear.
A fire in a modern home is a “perfect storm,” according to safety consulting and certification company UL (Underwriters Laboratories).
Larger homes, more open layouts, new construction materials and other...
Saturday, May 16, 2020
No matter how safe you are behind the wheel, you’ve probably done things like:
Guilty? If so, you may not have even realized you were...
Thursday, April 16, 2020
Your home protects you from the elements, but heavy rains can weaken that protection. With a little maintenance and a lot of vigilance, it’s not hard to stay safe and dry.
Spring rainstorms are a fact of life in many areas of the country, and they help keep things green,...