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Chimney Safety

by Tim Olson

On a cold winter night, you are enjoying the crackling and warmth of a fire in your wood stove or fireplace.  The last thing that you may be thinking about is the danger of a chimney fire because of a dirty chimney due to creosote buildup.You may ask- what is creosote?  Creosote is a black or brown

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Childproof Your Home

Our homes have many dangers that may not seem obvious to adults, but to babies and toddlers, these hidden dangers can pose a serious risk. Whether you are a new parent, have friends with little ones, or have grandchildren visiting, it is important to childproof your home.One quick way to view the da

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Protecting Your Home When You're on Vacation

We are now into that time of year when vacations are planned and time away from home is almost a given!  Sometimes that time away can be for a long weekend, one week or even more.  It’s important to secure your home and make sure your time away does not somehow invite vandals and thieves to make the

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Preparing for a Power Outage

If you pay attention to the weather forecasts, you pretty much know when a storm severe enough to knock your power out is on the way. With the worst of the summer storms behind us, it is actually time to think about the snowstorms that could be here within a few short months.When you are given enoug

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