How to protect your home while you’re on vacation.

Whether you’re road-tripping to a neighboring city or relaxing for a week in the Caribbean, protect your home by following this quick checklist. (Keep in mind that with short trips, you might skip some of these to-do’s.) Security to-do’s • Set a timer to turn exterior and interior lights on and off when you normally would, or use a mobile app to control lights remotely. • Stop your mail and newspaper deliveries. • Ask a neighbor to keep an eye on your home and, if necessary, bring your … [Read more...]

Are you ready for winter?

Are you ready for winter? What about your home? Fall is when you want to get ready for the winter cold. The worst thing in the world is trying to put your storm windows in when its 20 degrees outside. Or worse, not having your sprinkler system purged before the freezing weather comes. Below is an easy checklist of things to do for the various systems of your home. From the plumbing to your roof, we'll walk through each system and hit the major things to make sure you do before winter so you … [Read more...]