Safety Archive

The 12 Days of Safety This Holiday Season

Provided by the National Safety Council...
December 15, 2014

5 Safety Tips When Decorating the Exterior for the Holidays

Submitted by Nikos Phelps, president, Utopian Landscape, a member of The Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) It’s that time of year where home owners are busy decorating their exteriors with holiday lights and making them for festival for the holidays....
December 1, 2014

10 Home Checks to Prepare for the Warmer Months

Homes can take a bad hit during the winter, particularly after this year’s harsh winter. Seasonal damage to a home isn’t always easily visible, but if it’s not repaired, spring and summer storms can add to the problems, says...

Avoid Winter Repairs: How to Protect a Home From Cold

Sellers’ shutters and siding may look great. However, as this winter has repeatedly reminded us, all the beautiful features on the exterior of sellers’ home need to withstand the elements. Add to your blog a free article, How to...
February 7, 2014

The Scariest Place in a Home!

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR(R) Magazine Ghosts and goblins will soon be creeping around neighborhoods. And if it’s a big dose of scare you crave this Halloween, look no further than in your kitchen. In fact, there’s plenty of...
October 31, 2013

Homeowners Insurance Covers Halloween Mishaps

Although Americans plan to carve away at their Halloween budget this year — spending an average $75.03, about $5 less than last year, according to the National Retail Federation — overall, spending on Halloween has increased 54.7 percent since...
October 7, 2013

Beware Spotty Mold Insurance Coverage

Owners with mold in the home may face a double-whammy: Their insurance policy may not cover the damage it’s caused. Mold needs water or moisture to grow, but not all causes of water damage are covered by homeowners’ policies,...
September 16, 2013

5 Ways to Avoid a Plumbing Disaster

By Brandon Smith, guest contributor A simple preventative maintenance program can go a long way in keeping a home’s plumbing system at its best condition. Some people think that maintaining the structure of shower drains, pipes, toilets, etc. is...
September 9, 2013

What’s Causing Those Stains on the Ceiling?

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR Magazine Look up. Notice any smudges or stains on your property listing’s walls or ceilings? An unlikely source may be causing it: Candles. Candles can actually leave gray, soot deposits on surfaces, according to...
March 16, 2012

Free Home Security Check Info: Don’t Let Sellers Leave Home Without It

From REALTOR® Content Resource:   Sellers heading out of town? Not so fast. Make sure they don’t come home to a looted listing by emailing free info on how to do a home security check from the REALTOR® Content...
August 9, 2011