Most Common Places Mold Grows

Mold isn’t something you want growing in your home, and you can identify it more quickly by knowing the most common places mold grows. In addition to being a major eyesore, mold spores can be hazardous to your health and cause severe breathing problems. Here’s a guide to inspecting your home for mold growth so …

Action Cheat Sheet for Frozen Pipes

There’s a chill in the air, and the nights are getting colder as we approach winter and frozen pipes become a real concern. Basement pipes or exposed outdoor pipes are especially susceptible to freezing and can even burst when frozen under the right circumstances. Here’s a look at how to avoiding having your pipes freeze …

Is it Time to Update Your First-Aid Kit?

A first-aid kit is something you don’t think about until an emergency strikes, so how do you know when it’s time to update your first-aid kit? Most items in a standard kit expire 3-5 years after they were made, so it’s important to inspect the items inside frequently (every 6 months is ideal) and replace …

Why Is Cleaning Your Rain Gutters Important?

Fall is here, and cleaning your rain gutters of leaves and other debris is probably one of many items on your growing to-do list.  With so much to do, you might be looking for ways to cut corners and lighten your workload. So is cleaning rain gutters one of those things you can put off …

Myths and Facts About Mold Effects On Your Health

As you know, mold effects can take a serious toll on your health. Here are 3 myths and 3 facts about mold’s effects on your health. Fact Mold can trigger allergic reactions in many people. While not everyone is allergic to mold spores, it is a common allergy. People who have asthma and a mold …

6 Things About Mold You May Not Know

You’ve heard that mold can be dangerous and hazardous to your health, but there are many things about mold you might not know.  Sometimes mold can be easy to identify by musty odors and dark patches on walls and floors, but that’s not always the case. Here are 6 facts about mold that you might …

5 Tips To Prevent Water Damage

Water can cause serious and expensive damage to a house. Here are 5 tips to prevent water damage to save you some stress and money. 1. Check Outdoor Water Pipes and Hoses Maintaining outdoor water pipes and hoses is especially crucial as you prepare for winter or spring. In the winter, disconnect hoses so that …

What To Do During a Power Outage

When you’re experiencing a power outage, most people assume the power will be restored within a few hours. But this isn’t always the case. Power outages can last as little as a few minutes to as long as several days or even weeks, and sometimes even longer in the case of natural disasters. If you …

Garage Fire Hazards

Many homeowners take home fire prevention seriously, yet they have their fair share of garage fire hazards without even realizing it.  Your home is equipped with fire extinguishers and smoke detectors, but most garages are left unprotected. This lack of safety equipment, along with many of the hazardous items commonly stored in garages, make your …

How to Safely Burn Weeds

How do you safely burn weeds? Whether there is a red flag fire warning or not, proper fire safety protocols can prevent a disaster. Before You Get Started Many places have strict regulations around when and where you can have a “residential open burn”. In Utah, you must gain a permit through the Utah Department …