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Category: Home Sense

Help Your House Recover From Frost Heave

Frost heave occurs when ice forms underneath soil. As the frozen soil switches between freezing and thawing, it can cause the very foundation of your house to shift since frozen soil has about 10 percent more volume than dry soil. This can lead to serious structural damage to your foundation. Frost heave can happen in any place that experiences cold temperatures. Yet it is most...

Quick Tips To Organize Your Garage… At Last

Somewhere around 30% of all garages are used for household storage instead of vehicle parking, according to organizational experts. If this sounds like you, it might be time to tackle the clutter. And you just might be able to organize your space and reclaim your parking spot. Here are some quick tips to help organize your garage and finally get that car inside. Storage hacks...

Basic Dryer Maintenance: How To Clean Dryer Vent Systems

Clothes dryers are responsible for nearly 15,000 house fires each year. And according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the leading cause of dryer fires is failure to clean lint from the system. We all know the importance of cleaning your dryer’s lint trap to prevent dryer fires. But many homeowners neglect to look beyond the machine itself to inspect their home’s dryer vent....

7 Fun Ways You Can Bring The Outdoors Inside This Winter

Winter is officially here. For parents, that means finding new and different ways to keep the family entertained – especially when colder temperatures force you to spend more time indoors. There are plenty of reasons to play outside with your kids, even in the winter months. But sometimes, the limited daylight and unpredictable weather makes it necessary to pass the time inside. Luckily, playing inside...

7 Tips For Staying Safe During Extreme Cold Weather

Whether it’s an incoming polar vortex or just an extended cold snap, extreme cold temperatures can chill you to the bone. And as the thermometer outside continues to drop, it’s important to not just stay warm – you need to stay safe, too. Having the right homeowners insurance and auto insurance can give you peace of mind. But so can knowing what to do when...