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Choosing the right wheelchair ramp for your home

Posted by Scott Stueber on Oct 27, 2015 11:08:20 AM

As our parents get older, we become more involved in their care. Some of the help we provide is simple, like helping them pay their bills or taking them to a doctor’s visit. Other health needs may be more demanding physically, financially, and emotionally.

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Six tips to keep trick-or-treaters safe on Halloween

Posted by Scott Stueber on Oct 20, 2015 10:00:00 AM

In a few weeks, kids in costumes will be roaming your neighborhood on a mission to fill their bags with goodies. While this is a fun tradition, it’s important to keep your home and yard safe so your Halloween visitors stay safe, too.

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Four benefits of a furnace inspection

Posted by Scott Stueber on Oct 6, 2015 10:00:00 AM

At this time of year, there are many things on the “To Do List” to get ready for winter weather. Raking leaves, cleaning gutters, disconnecting hoses, and making sure the snow blower starts are just a few. What about having your furnace inspected? Now is the perfect time to schedule your appointment.

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Tips for closing your summer vacation home

Posted by Scott Stueber on Sep 1, 2015 10:00:00 AM

If you own a cottage or summer home, I’m sure Labor Day is bitter sweet for you. It’s the last long summer weekend, but it can also be a weekend with a lot of work. Yes, for many, this is the time of year when you decide to close the property for the season.

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Seven tips to protect your home while on vacation

Posted by Scott Stueber on Jul 21, 2015 9:00:00 AM

Many people look forward to a summer vacation. Where you’re going usually determines the amount of planning needed. A weekend getaway just a few hours away is much easier to pull off than a trip across or out of the country. Whether a little or a lot of planning is needed to have a successful vacation, don’t forget about ways to protect your home while you’re gone.

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How to protect your family from a dryer fire

Posted by Scott Stueber on Jul 15, 2014 9:03:00 AM

On Fox 6 News in Milwaukee, I recently watched coverage of a home that was destroyed by a fire caused by 15 years of lint build-up in the dryer. Not only should you clean your lint trap after each use, you should inspect your dryer’s motor, as well as the vent that runs outside every year.

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4 safety tips for fertilizing your lawn

Posted by Scott Stueber on Jun 3, 2014 8:25:00 AM

At this time of year, we spend a lot of time and money working in our yards in an attempt to bring them back to life after a long winter season. One common job is applying fertilizer. If used correctly, fertilizer can turn a brown winter lawn into a green and thriving lawn.

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Your roof and your insurance rates

Posted by Scott Stueber on Apr 8, 2014 9:17:00 AM

Many of us have heard the expression, “Having a roof over our heads” in reference to having a home. Having a good strong roof makes sense on many levels. Bonnie Pesch, a veteran personal lines underwriter with West Bend, will discuss how your roof ages and the role insurance plays if your roof is damaged.

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Now is the time to prune!

Posted by Scott Stueber on Mar 18, 2014 11:38:00 AM

With the warm temperatures we enjoyed here in Wisconsin last week, our snow cover melted significantly. Now that I can see parts of my yard again, I’ve begun thinking about what projects I need to do in order to get the yard ready for the growing season.

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Can you see what’s going on in your house?

Posted by Scott Stueber on Jan 21, 2014 9:22:00 AM

Have you purchased light bulbs lately? If not, you’re probably like me and unaware of the changes that ‎have been coming. Before Christmas, I bought brighter bulbs for my exterior garage lights. I didn’t ‎realize what I was getting myself into and how different light bulbs have become.

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