How Much Can a Leak Add to Your Monthly Water Bill?

The average North American household wastes about 10,000 gallons of water from household leaks every year. About one in ten homes have severe leaks that waste 90 gallons more per day.

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The Basics of Rain Gutters

Directing runoff away from your property, rain gutters are an essential way to protect your home not only from dampness and flooding, but the serious foundation issues that can result from poor drainage. Luckily, rain gutters come in an array of styles, colors, shapes, sizes, and prices, so preventing these issues is relatively simple – at least in theory.

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How Do You Know If You Should Have Flood Insurance

The standard homeowner’s insurance policy does not include flood insurance, and will not cover flood damage. Flood insurance must be purchased through your local insurance broker, or through the government’s National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).

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Kitchen Equipment: A Recipe for Disaster

Cooking is often considered a relaxing, rewarding task. After all, food brings people together. But did you know that 43% of reported home fires are started in the ktichen? Between 2007 and 2011, 400 people died in home kitchen fires.

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Flickering Candle to Flaming Fire in Seconds

As the holidays draw near, you’re gearing up for another festive season with family and friends. If your holiday traditions include burning candles, take care not to put your home or family in danger.

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Protect Against Carpet Stains and Spills

If your home was wall-to-wall carpeting, you enjoy added coziness from this type of flooring. However, day-to-day living creates the possibility of carpet stains. Depending on what you, your child, or your pet spills on the carpet, the stain could be relatively easy or very difficult to remove.

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What Type of Flooring Do You Like Under Your Feet?

Dirty old floors making you cringe? Shake the shivers in favor of one of these hot, new floor-covering trends.

The latest in floor covering trends may surprise you.

Leaky Roofs and Roofs 101

A leaky roof is among the most aggravating things a homeowner must deal with. What’s worse is that you may not even know your roof is leaking until you spot signs of water damage, such as stains on the ceiling or mold growing on the roof. This is why it’s so important to have your roof inspected occasionally, especially as it gets older. Learn more about roof leaks so you can identify them early, repair them properly, and prevent them from happening again in the future.

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One Electrical Spark Can Trigger Disaster

Since the United States electricity consumption totaled nearly 3,831 billion kilowatt-hours (kWh) in 2013, it’s safe to say electrical power is an essential part of everyday life.

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7 Hoarding Signs You Shouldn’t Ignore

We all have clutter pile up from time to time. But if you’re part of the 3 to 5 percent of the American population with compulsive hoarding tendencies, all that stuff may be preventing you from leading a safe, healthy life.

Don’t ignore these dangerous hoarding signs!

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