Diamond Certified Experts: Getting Your Furnace Winter-Ready

Posted on October 12, 2021 by James Florence

It’s autumn once again—the season of scarves, colorful leaves and pumpkin everything. However, with winter right around the corner, it’s also a time to prepare for the upcoming cold, wet weather. One of the most important aspects of winter preparation is making sure your furnace is in proper operating condition, which isn’t as easy as it sounds. To help you hit all the bases, we’ve asked seven Diamond Certified Expert Contributors to provide their furnace-related tips. Read more

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Have You Packed Your “Go Bag” Yet?

Posted on August 24, 2021 by Chris Bjorklund

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Whether you’re preparing for an earthquake or the next wildfire season, part of your planning should include creating what safety experts call a “go bag.” My problem is that every time I start to prepare, I only get partway there and never complete the task. Sound familiar? Read more

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Back to School 2021

Posted on August 09, 2021 by Suzanne Carroll

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The start of another school year is right around the corner. But this time, things feel different as many students are returning to the classroom for the first time since the COVID-19 outbreak began. Reestablishing a morning routine and good home study habits may be even more challenging this autumn. That’s why we’ve collected these tips to help organize your home for the upcoming school year.  Read more

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Tips for a Tick-Safe Summer

Posted on July 08, 2021 by James Florence

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If you’re planning to spend a lot of time outdoors this summer, you’ll need to take precautions against ticks. This tip sheet outlines some basic tick safety tips, including what to do if you find one on you. Read more

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“Spring Cleaning” for Your Plumbing System

Posted on April 06, 2021 by James Florence

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When it comes to spring cleaning, few homeowners think about their plumbing systems. However, along with repainting, carpet cleaning and window washing, this is a good time to inspect and maintain the crucial plumbing fixtures in your home. Fortunately, all these tasks are relatively quick and easy to perform. Here’s your plumbing system “spring cleaning” list. Read more

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5 Starting Points for Spring Cleaning

Posted on March 04, 2021 by James Florence

Spring is here, and you know what that means: it’s time for spring cleaning! While this vernal ritual is a great way to get a fresh start on the season, it can be an overwhelming undertaking, especially if you’re unsure where to begin. To help you spring into action, we’ve outlined five potential starting points. Read more

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21 for ’21: Pressing “Reset” After a Trying Year

Posted on January 05, 2021 by James Florence

This time last year, no one could guess what 2020 had in store for us. Within a few short months, those New Year’s resolutions to get fit, travel and connect more with friends went right out the window as the COVID-19 pandemic set in. And that’s just one of many factors that made this past year so trying.

Now we find ourselves on a similar precipice, looking into the unknown that will be 2021. Regardless of how this year actually turns out, there’s no sense starting it off with a whimper. Instead, we should keep our heads up with the expectation of better days to come and take the initiative to improve our prospects. Read more

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