Hurricane Preparedness Tips: 4 Ways to Waterproof Your Stuff
Taking advantage of the calm before a storm to prepare can help keep you afloat when severe weather strikes.  So, this might be the time to think about enhancing the…
Reed Timmer’s Tips To Minimize Storm Damage At Home [part 2]
Most of the time, storms come and go leaving a damp, even soggy, landscape in their wake. But some storms seem to linger, and others leave their mark. Luckily, there…
Chicago Rainfall Makes First Half of 2013 Wettest on Record
All the recent downpours have set a record for the first six months of the year for the Chicago area, according to the National Weather Service. From Jan. 1 to…
3 Steps to Prepare for Georgia’s Spring Storms
On a balmy March evening in 2008, disaster struck downtown Atlanta. Forecasters thought there was only about a two percent risk of a tornado in the area. But at 9:26pm,…
3 Smart Ways to Check a Used Car for Water Damage
Buying a used car can be a stressful process—one that involves wading your way through a sea of lemons before finding that diamond in the rough. And once you discover…
Digital DIY: Fixing Your Faucet via Text
Last weekend, my friend Richelle texted me that she wanted to fix a leaky faucet and with her husband out of town, she needed help to get the job done…
Protect Your Family’s Health with a Properly Lined Crawl Space
You may not want to think about it, but the odors and gases (and all the critters) in your crawl space have a free pass into your home—particularly in the…
Buyer Beware: Your Used Car May Have Been in a Hurricane
Just because a hurricane has dissipated doesn’t mean it has stopped cutting a path of destruction throughout the United States. Those who think that the danger is gone once the…
Flooded House
Emergency Preparedness Beyond Bottled Water and Batteries September is National Preparedness Month, a dedicated time to get your home organized for disaster preparation. Whether you prepare for a hurricane or…
How to Protect Your Basement From Sewer Backup
Have you ever experienced a large amount of standing water in your basement after a heavy rainstorm?  Do you wonder where it comes from and how so much ends up…