Making the most of the home walk-through

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It’s easy to get caught up in excitement when you’re looking for a new home. Keep in mind, though, when a home is listed for sale, it is being presented as positively as possible. As a prospective buyer, you will want to examine the property inside and out, door to door and ceiling to floor.

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Why is water damage such a big deal?

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Water damage is consistently a common and severe cause of loss to homeowners. It is amazing to see the damage that water can do. Water carved the Grand Canyon – just think what it does to drywall or plaster! The good news is that water damage losses can be prevented or mitigated by a properly installed automatic water shut-off device.

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Hazardous waste: Proper disposal matters

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household-waste

What’s out of sight is frequently out of mind, including that bucket full of household cleaners in the garage or under the sink. You use them, and then you are faced with the prospect of disposing of them. While it might be tempting to just throw these types of cleaners in the trash – don’t.

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Make your boat shipshape for the season

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After being bundled up for the winter, your boat needs a little attention as you remove the shrink wrapping or heavy winter cover. Follow a few tips to make the experience easier and more pleasurable.

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Earthquake: Tips to protect your family

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If you live near a fault line, you likely are no stranger to tremors or other earthquake activity. Preparation may be an ongoing process for your family.

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Avoid hairy situations with dogs at your brewery

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Today more than ever, our furry best friends are taking their seats next to us for rides in the car, trips on airplanes – and drinks on the patio at the local craft brewery. Brewpub operators should review and understand state and local regulations regarding food service establishments and animals.

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Test your knowledge: Frozen pipes

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Do you know what to do to prevent pipes from freezing or to manage already frozen pipes? Test your knowledge with our five-question quiz.

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Don’t underestimate the risks of pressure washers

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Pressure washers are a quick way to clean the dirt and grime from siding, driveways, decks, patios, lawn furniture and other items. But while results may look great, users should beware: Pressure washers are deceptively dangerous.

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