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How to Stop a Grease Fire

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When cooking with oil or greasy meat, there’s always the possibility of the grease igniting. Here’s how to prevent a grease fire from ruining more than just your dinner. Grease Fire Dos Put on oven mitts to protect your hands. Eliminate the heat source by turning off the stove or grill. If possible, put out […]

Preventing Water Damage

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One of the most devastating events you can face is a flood. Whether it’s Mother Nature or faulty plumbing, there are several ways to minimize the possibility of damage. Keep in mind, it’s not just the damage caused by water, if floorboards and insulation get damp, then mold can quickly develop. Take precautions to protect […]

Preventing Ice Dams

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An Ice Dam is a ridge of ice that forms at the edge of a roof and prevents melting snow and water from draining off the roof.  The water that backs up behind the dam can leak into the home, causing damage to walls, ceilings, insulation and other areas. Preventing and Dealing with Ice Dams […]

Dealing With Frozen Pipes

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Back in school they taught us that water expands when it freezes. Certainly, we’ve all heard stories of frozen pipes bursting and causing all sorts of damage. What’s interesting is that the pipe doesn’t usually break at the spot where it’s frozen. Typically, freezing and thawing causes pressure to build up between the frozen spot […]