Safety & Security

Portable generator.

Choosing a Portable or Standby Generator for Your Home

Watch this video to learn about the difference between a portable generator and a standby generator, and which one is right for your home.

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Rubbing a cotton swab on peeling paint on a windowsill.

How to Determine if Your House Has Lead Paint

Lead paint can pose a serious health risk in older homes if disturbed. Watch this video for tips on how to tell if your house contains lead paint and what to do about it if it does.

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Danny Lipford standing in front of window with houseplant.

Improving Indoor Air Quality in Your Home

Houses are being built tighter these days to save energy, but it can also cause the air inside your home to be much more polluted than the air outside. Read on to find out how to improve the indoor air quality in your home.

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Danny Lipford outside house in front of porch.

Smart Home Maintenance and Improvement Tips for Fall

Fall is just around the corner, and we’ve got some great tips to help you save energy this winter, improve the efficiency of your heating system, and make sure your home is safe during the cold weather ahead. Read on to find out more.

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Generac portable generator.

Choosing the Right Generator for Your Home

Generators come in all shapes and sizes, from portable to whole house models. Watch this video to find out about the pros and cons of different types of generators for your home.

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Roofers replacing old roof on house.

Protecting Your Home from Water Damage and Flooding

Spring can bring severe storms and heavy rain, which can cause flooding and water damage to your home. Read on for helpful tips on how to protect your home from flooding and water damage.

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Overgrown yard full of prime tick habitat.

How to Prevent Tick Bites and Control Ticks in Your Yard

While spring brings sunshine and warm weather, it also brings ticks. When the weather heats up and outdoor activity increases, so do tick bites. Ticks carry and transmit diseases, like Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever. Read on for tips on how to avoid tick bites and control ticks in your yard.

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Danny Lipford on slippery wood steps.

Improving Traction on Outdoor Wood Steps

Outdoor wood steps can become slippery over time. Watch this video to find out how to improve traction on wood steps to reduce the chance of falls.

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