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When Critters Move Into the Attic

Spring is in the air! Flowers are blooming, grass is growing back, and there are cute, newly born animals everywhere. But no matter how adorable baby squirrels, raccoons, mice, and other creatures may be, they lose quite a bit of their charm when they decide to take up residence in… Read more »

Spring Storm Safety Tips to Prevent Water & Fire Damage

Spring Storm Safety Tips to Prevent Water & Fire Damage

Spring is almost here and with it comes the threat for severe weather. Thunderstorms, heavy rain, flooding, lightning, hail and tornadoes are common during this time of year, and can cause significant damage to homes in minutes. Paul Davis of Delmarva, a leading provider of fire and water damage clean… Read more »

Extra Safety During Flood Alerts

Extra Safety During Flood Alerts

Floods are one of the most powerful and devastating natural disasters that can occur. While some areas are more prone to floods than others, the fact is that almost anywhere there can be rain, there can also be a flood. Serious floods can range from large and foreboding to smaller… Read more »

Vacation Home Security

Vacation Home Security

When you leave your second home, how do you keep it safe? With today’s updated technology, watching your vacation home from afar is easier than ever. The best technology to secure your vacation home is to have a monitored security system installed. Security cameras often prevent theft before it happens.… Read more »

Homeowners – Start 2016 Off On the Right Foot!

Homeowners – Start 2016 Off On the Right Foot!

January starts a brand new year and another opportunity for smart homeowners to start off on the right foot. They use this time for a new year’s check-up to make sure their home is healthy and damage-free outside. Additionally, they ensure that the rooms within are clean, tidy and comfortable.… Read more »

Fire? How to Create a Safety Escape Plan

Fire? How to Create a Safety Escape Plan

In the event of a fire, having a practiced safety escape plan can save lives. Make sure everyone knows when to call 911, how to get out, where to go, and who to contact in the event of an emergency. Remind others to practice staying low to the floor and… Read more »

Top Causes of Kitchen Fires

Top Causes of Kitchen Fires

Kitchen fires are the #1 cause of house fires and injuries to homeowners, so avoiding them is a worthy goal for every household. Using common-sense precautions can decrease the chance of igniting a cooking fire during meal preparation, and understanding how to avoid these fires is simple and smart. Listed… Read more »

Fall Checklist to Prepare your Home for Winter

Fall Checklist to Prepare your Home for Winter

Fall is the ideal time to prepare your home for winter before the temperature starts dropping. Remember, it’s better to be proactive than reactive! Tip #1 – Inspect your carbon monoxide detectors and smoke alarms. As cooler temperatures move in, families turn on the furnace and turn up the water… Read more »

Water: Waste Not, Want Not

Water: Waste Not, Want Not

As much as most of us would like to lower water consumption around the house, we seldom do much about it. So the next time you’re about to pay your water bill, think about this. Consider that the average household uses 130,000 gallons of water per year, and without any… Read more »

Chimney Cleaning Basics 101

Chimney Cleaning Basics 101

Cleaning your chimney regularly will help prevent fires within your home. But like any other important task, it’s important that you do the job the right way. The steps below are a great start: 1. Have the proper tools Materials that you will need to clean your chimney include a… Read more »