Safety & Security

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How to Protect Your Home During Extreme Cold Weather

Extreme cold weather — brrr! — can be hard on your home. Follow these tips when freezing weather, snow and ice hit your area.

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How to Prevent Pipes from Freezing — and Thaw Frozen Pipes

Winter has arrived, and that means bundling up trying to keep warm. The pipes on your house need protection from the cold as well. Read on to find out how to prevent your pipes from freezing and some tips on how to thaw them out safely if they do.

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How to Prepare Your Home Inventory List for Insurance

Do you have a detailed list of all your possessions? All home insurance claims require one, so why not spend a cold winter day preparing yours? Here’s how to do it!

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How to Prevent Ice Dams on Your Home

Glistening icicles hanging from gutters and eaves look beautiful, but they can be destructive. Here’s how to prevent them from forming.

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How to Get Rid of Pantry Moths and Larvae in Your Kitchen

Pantry moths may look small, but they can cause big problems in your kitchen. If your pantry has been infested with Indian meal moths, or pantry moths, here’s what you need to do to control and prevent them.

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The Guide to Home Water Filters — And Why You Need One

Want cleaner drinking water? Look to filtered water — here’s an overview of various systems available.

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How to Keep Pets Safe from Your Christmas Decorations

It’s a wonder cats and dogs can contain themselves at all at Christmastime, with all those climbable branches, swattable glittery baubles, and scented chewable branches! But there are some things you can do to keep your pets (and decorations!) safe this holiday season.

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6 Eco-Friendly Interior Paints for a Non-Toxic Home

Need interior paint? Here are six options to consider that have low or zero Volatile Organic Compounds.

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