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Do Granite Countertops Emit Radon? (And Other Radon FAQs)

January 15, 2014 by

Home, Safety & Security People love their granite countertops, though some now consider them too commonplace and prefer newer choices like quartz or quartzite. But there’s... Read Full Story

How to Build a Better Fire in Your Fireplace

January 14, 2014 by

Home, Safety & Security Historically, the hearth has marked the spot where we’ve gathered to cook, warm up or simply muse over the events... Read Full Story

What Do All Those Winter Watches and Warnings Mean?

January 7, 2014 by

Home, Storm & Emergency Prep For many people, snow is one of the best things about winter. What could be more fun than sledding and skiing... Read Full Story

Resolve to Prepare: Back Up Important Documents for Emergencies

December 31, 2013 by

Home, Storm & Emergency Prep If last November’s Midwest tornado outbreak is still fresh in your mind, you might be considering a New Year’s resolution... Read Full Story

Renovation Rundown: What Are the Steps in a Home Renovation?

December 18, 2013 by

Maintain & Renovate Remodeling projects often provide juicy drama—think houses that gobble funds (“The Money Pit”), couples that fight (“The War of the Roses”),... Read Full Story