The Do's and Dont's of Granite Countertops
Sunday, May 18, 2014
The Do's and Dont's of Granite Countertops DO clean your counters with mild dish soap and water. DO use natural stone approved cleaners. DO use trivets and coasters. DO seal your natural stone annually or when water is being absorbed. DO clean up spills immediately! DON'T allow acidic agents to get in contact with...
How to Keep Pollen Out of Your Home
Thursday, April 10, 2014
How to Keep Pollen Out of Your Home Remain indoors in the morning when the pollen levels are highest. Sunny, windy days can be especially bothersome for allergy sufferers. If you have a pollen allergy and you must work outdoors, you can wear tight fitting face masks that are designed to filter pollen out of the air before it reaches ...
Front Loading Washer versus Top Loading Washer
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Front Loading Washer versus Top Loading Washer Top-loading washing machines with normal wear and tear are expected to provide about 14 years of service. Front-loading washing machines will likely fail around age 11. Clothes dryers, regardless of the loading location, have a life expectancy of 13 years.
Dryers Start 15,000 Home Fires Annually
Thursday, April 3, 2014
Dryers Start 15,000 Home Fires Annually More than 15,000 home fires are started by dryer fires every year, usually from lint build-up, but few people are aware of this danger in their home.   The most common cause of dryer fires is lack of lint removal and maintenance. Ways to reduce your risk of a dryer fire Clean the lin...
Time to Check Smoke Alarms
Sunday, March 23, 2014
Time to Check Smoke Alarms Working smoke alarms are proven to save lives, cutting the risk of dying in a home fire by half. Fire prevention specialists recommend testing smoke alarms at least once a month. At this time, also dust or vacuum your smoke alarm to ensure its free of debris that could hinder its ability to detect smoke.  ...
Recipe: Clam Chowder
Sunday, January 19, 2014
Recipe: Clam Chowder Ingredients (Original recipe makes 8 servings) - 3 (6.5 ounce) cans minced clams - 1 cup minced onion - 1 cup diced celery - 2 cups cubed potatoes - 1 cup diced carrots - 3/4 cup butter - 3/4 cup all-purpose flour - 1 quart half-and-half cream - 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar - 1 1/2 teaspoons salt - ground blac...
Appliance Lifespan
Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Appliance Lifespan Kitchen Refrigerators come out on top for longevity in this category. Single-door models are expected to last 19 years, followed by 17 years for top-freezer refrigerators and 14 years for both bottom-freezer and side-by-side models. The college favorite, compact mini refrigerators, have a five-year life expectancy. ...
10 Steps to Protect your Home from Freezing Temperatures
Monday, January 6, 2014
10 Steps to Protect Your Home from Freezing Temperatures 1. Shut Off the Water to Outside Spigots To keep outdoor plumbing fixtures from freezing, disconnect and store any garden hoses. Then, shut off the water to your outdoor faucets; drain the lines; and insulate the hose bibs. 2. Check the Exterior Walls of Your Home for Holes Eve...
How To: Remove Champagne Stains
Sunday, December 29, 2013
How To: Remove Champagne Stains Most people who host a New Year’s party spend the night worrying about red wine spills and ground up appetizers ruining their rug, but few think about spraying champagne all over the house at midnight. Although champagne is colorless and bubbly, it can still leave behind marks on furniture and other f...
Holiday Safety Tips
Monday, December 9, 2013
Holiday Safety Tips Be sure to lock your doors and enable alarm system on your home and vehicle(s). Don’t display gifts where they can be seen from the outside of your home or vehicle(s). Consider breaking boxes down and transporting them to the recycle station instead of setting them at the curb. If traveling for ...

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