prevent pipes from freezing
Granted, Benjamin Franklin had fire safety in mind when, in 1736, he famously advised Philadelphians that “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” But his words could…
Are Icicles a Sign of an Ice Dam?
Perhaps you saw them around the holidays: white or blue outdoor lights that simulate trickling icicles. Or greeting cards that depict houses with large icicles hanging from the gutters. While…
Winter Safety: What to Do During a Snowstorm
You may love snow and the promise of winter activities that it brings. But winter storms can also have a dark side. Blizzards, for instance, can cause safety hazards and even damage…
How to Winterize the Inside of Your Home
Homeowners typically know they need to protect the outside of their homes from winter weather extremes. But what about maintenance to make sure you stay comfortable and safe inside when…
Denver home with snow
Although Denver has had a very quiet first-half to the 2013 -14 snow season, Coloradans know that, because the Front Range can receive much of its annual snowfall during the…
Shoveling Sidewalks in Chicago: It’s the Law
What’s worse than the seemingly unrelenting snow that has hammered the Chicago area this winter? Perhaps it’s trying to walk where you need to go and being stymied by snow-covered…
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For many people, snow is one of the best things about winter. What could be more fun than sledding and skiing in it, building snowmen out of it, or cozying up…
A Helpful Refresher on Chicago Winter Driving (And Parking) Basics
December in Chicagoland: The leaves are gone from the trees; the snowbirds are packed and ready to head south; and the first snowfall reminds us that we have all forgotten…
Winter Ride: Snowmobile Safety Tips [SLIDESHOW]
With winter right around the corner, snowmobile season is almost here. There’s nothing quite like zooming over the sparkling snow in a snowmobile, and it’s a lot of fun —…
Survive a Night in a Car
It’s a harrowing statistic, but according to the National Weather Service, about 70 percent of winter weather-related fatalities occur in an automobile. You can bet many of those vehicle-related deaths…