Daylight Saving Home Maintenance Tasks
Updated March 2015 It may not feel like it after the winter we’ve had, but spring is approaching, along with one of the annual rites of the season. At 2…
Start fireplace fire
Historically, the hearth has marked the spot where we’ve gathered to cook, warm up or simply muse over the events of the day. And that tradition still burns bright in…
Study: Texas Home Fires and Thefts Spike During the Holidays
The holidays are undoubtedly a time for celebration, but that doesn’t mean you should let your guard down at home amid the festivities. According to a new claims study and…
New Report: Home Fires, Sewer Backups Spike in CO Over Holidays
Without a doubt, the holidays are a time of great joy around here. The Rockies wear a heavy blanket of white, the mile-high air boasts a crisp freshness, and everywhere…
Oil smoke points
Sautéing, frying, and deep-fat frying are kitchen tasks associated in serving up golden, crispy foods that are the hallmarks of many holiday celebrations. Think potato pancakes, Swedish meatballs, and deep-fat…
Arizonans at Higher Risk for Holiday Thefts, Other Seasonal Perils
For most families, December equates to more parties and get-togethers, shopping excursions, and marathon baking sessions meant to sweeten time spent with friends and loved ones. But new insurance claims…
Is Your Smoke Alarm Expired? This and Other Important Maintenance Tips
Most of us pay attention to expiration dates on food and medical prescriptions. But, have you ever considered the expiration date of a smoke alarm? Yes, these potentially life-saving devices…
Holiday home hazards - candle safety
The holidays aren’t always as sweet as they could be. Home safety and security frequently bubble up as big concerns, according to a new Allstate claims report that reveals an average…
I Spy Kitchen Fire Hazards
Cooking fires are the leading cause of home fires, according to the National Fire Protection Association, which reports that they accounted for more than 150,000 home fires and $794 million in…
Firewood Tips
From buying it to burning it, knowing a few things about firewood can greatly help the productivity of your wood stove or fireplace this winter. Here are tips culled from…