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Power strip safety tips for your family

Posted by Scott Stueber on Mar 12, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Power strips and surge protectors are a necessity in many homes today. With smartphones, tablets, streaming media devices, and gaming consoles, we have a lot of toys to plug in. Don’t forget about TVs, lamps, and other household items. All these items plugged into a power strip can put stress on it.

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The different types of sidewalk salt and when to use them

Posted by Megan Ringwell on Feb 19, 2019 1:22:35 PM

With several weeks of winter left, and then the transition to spring, salt could still play a big part in keeping your property safe. Part of being prepared is knowing the specifics of the deicers you’re using on your driveway or sidewalk. Each type of deicer has different melting properties and uses. Consider all factors when choosing the product best for you.

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Make sure you’re prepared to deal with your icy driveway

Posted by Megan Ringwell on Feb 5, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Here in Wisconsin, the weather is consistently throwing us for a loop. Anticipating snow and ice is something we all should do.

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5 tips to keep your pipes from freezing

Posted by Megan Ringwell on Jan 29, 2019 10:35:48 AM

Extreme cold temperatures put your home or business at risk for frozen pipes. As water freezes, it expands and puts pressure on pipes. When there’s too much pressure on pipes, they burst. Most times, the areas you need to be most concerned about are unheated areas, like garages and basements.

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Protect your family from the dangers of radon gas

Posted by Scott Stueber on Jan 8, 2019 11:36:42 AM

For many, buying a home is a dream come true. However, if you’ve been through the process, you know it’s not an easy task. You must figure out how much you can afford, get pre-approved, make an offer, and get a home inspection.

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When you’re away – and even when you’re home - the rodents will play!

Posted by Scott Stueber on Nov 27, 2018 10:15:00 AM

Rodent infestations can cause all sorts of destruction in your house, from messy droppings to structural damage and more. Unlike your auto policy, rodent damage and removal aren’t covered by most homeowner’s insurance policies. 

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Common heating mistakes to avoid this winter

Posted by Scott Stueber on Nov 20, 2018 10:18:42 AM

‘Tis the season for tossing logs into the fireplace or cranking up the furnace. While winter hasn’t officially arrived, it’s close!

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Prepare your home for winter with this fall home maintenance checklist [Infographic]

Posted by Scott Stueber on Oct 23, 2018 12:17:05 PM

For many, the fall season is a busy time of year. High school, college, and professional sports are in full swing. Kids are participating in homecoming festivities and many families are making trips to their local pumpkin farms. These activities don’t leave much time to get your home projects completed before the snow flies.

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What type of damage to look for after a storm goes through your neighborhood [Infographic]

Posted by Scott Stueber on Sep 4, 2018 11:35:15 AM

Severe weather can pop up in your neighborhood quickly. If severe weather strikes, your first priority should be taking cover and protecting your family. Unfortunately, the damage after severe weather can wreak havoc on your home and neighborhood. Common types of storm damage to your home can be caused by wind, water, or hail.

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Sunblock for Your Home: What You Need to Know About Sun Bleaching

Posted by Scott Stueber on Aug 7, 2018 9:18:35 AM

If you’re like me, you carried around paint samples and fabric swatches for weeks before finally settling on the choices. Now that my room is coming together, I’m still in love with the color scheme I chose.

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