Bunk Bed Safety Tips

  Bunk beds are a practical option for families looking to save space. Kids love them, but bunk beds can be dangerous. The following guidelines can help you avoid bunk bed nightmares. Place bunk beds in a corner, with walls on 2 sides. Don’t allow children under age 6 to sleep in the top bunk.

Potential Causes of a High Water Bill

If your water bill is unusually high, it could be due to a water leak somewhere inside or outside your home. The most common cause for a high water bill is a leaking toilet tank, but other leak sources can exist, such as: leaky faucets, especially ones outside the home… a leak in a water

How Much Homeowners Insurance Should You Buy?

Before you start shopping for a homeowners insurance policy, you need to think about how much coverage to purchase. If a disaster strikes, you’ll want enough insurance to rebuild the structure of your home, to help replace your belongings, to defray costs if you are unable to live in the home, and you’ll also want

Importance of Smoke Detectors in the Home

Thousands of people lose their lives each year as a result of home fires. Many of those lives could have been saved by a simple device… a smoke detector. It’s important to have working smoke alarms in your home to quickly detect smoke particles from fires – especially ones that flame fast and give off

What is Condo Insurance?

When it comes to getting insurance for a condo unit, you should make sure you have coverage that fits your needs. Unlike home owners, condo owners don’t own the building or the land it is built on. With a condo, these are owned by the Homeowners Association – and the association typically carries a master

Pros and Cons of Solar Energy for the Home

Solar energy is becoming a more popular home energy source. Here are some of the advantages and disadvantages of solar energy. On the plus side, solar energy is a clean and silent energy source that can reduce your electrical bills and improve the value of your home. The sun is a powerful and abundant power

Is Moving Insurance Necessary?

Most people don’t think to buy moving insurance because they’re under the impression that their moving company automatically covers items that are damaged or destroyed during the move. The fact is moving companies don’t provide moving insurance, they only provide “valuation” coverage which is not the same. Valuation coverage is a predetermined limit of liability

Why You Need GFCI Outlets in Your Home

  A ground fault circuit interrupter (or “GFCI”) is one of the most Significant life-saving devices ever developed for protecting against serious injury or death caused by electrical shock. While breakers in an electrical panel are designed to protect wiring, GFCIs protect humans. A circuit interrupter has a very simple job… it monitors the amount

Does It Make Sense to Move Up?

  The idea of moving up to a larger home can be an exciting prospect, but here are a few questions to ask yourself to make sure it is the right decision for you. *  First, and most importantly, do you have sufficient income to afford the additional costs such as higher mortgage, maintenance, property