How to Spot a Water Leak

Dripping faucets and showerheads waste money, but it’s those other types of leaks – such as those from pipes, windows and the roof – that can damage your home, encourage mold growth and even cause a flood. Fortunately, spotting a leak is fairly easy, as long as you employ the right techniques and know where…

8 Ways to Cut Your Home Heating Costs

Do steep energy bills send chills down your spine? Well, it’s time to warm up to the benefits of home heating efficiency. Small, inexpensive actions can actually put dollars back into your pocket. To save money on heating, use these tips from the U.S. Department of Energy and ENERGY STAR, a program that is part…

Protect Against Carpet Stains and Spills

If your home has wall-to-wall carpeting, you enjoy added coziness from this type of flooring. However, day-to-day living creates the possibility of carpet stains. Depending on what you, your child or your pet spills on the carpet, the stain could be relatively easy or very difficult to remove: Common, water-based stains (food, beverages, mud, latex…

Know Your Property in Case of Heavy Rains

Water runoff during heavy rains and flash floods can damage your home if not properly directed away from the foundation.  Misguided irrigation, poor drainage, and uncontrolled runoff are primary reasons for water damage following heavy rains. Even if your home itself is built on a hill, your lawn may still suffer if the yard has…