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Fireplace Safety

Fireplace Safety

As temperatures begin to drop and the chill of winter hits the air, home heaters and fireplaces will begin to see consistent use. With a frosted window, there is no better feel than the warmth of your home. For homes with functional fireplaces, the warmth and crackle of the fireplace on a cold night is often a cheap alternative to conventional heating. There are, however, several things that must be considered prior to lighting the first fire of the season. Following these safety tips will insure your family is not only cozy and warm this winter, but will also insure they are safe. Have...

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Avoid the Deep Freeze

Avoid the Deep Freeze

Frozen Pipes aren’t just an inconvenience, they are disastrous. An average of a quarter-million families have their homes damaged and their lives disrupted each winter…all because of water pipes that freeze. Contrary to belief, both poly (PVC, PEX) and copper pipes may burst. An eighth-inch crack in a pipe can spew up to 250 gallons of water a day, wrecking floors, furniture, and property. Before the Cold Hits. . . INSULATE pipes in crawl spaces and attics. These expose pipes are most susceptible to freezing. Remember: The more insulation you use, the better protected your...

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