Posted By: Mike F. on March 2, 2016 in Home Focus
We all know about smoke detectors, which can protect our homes from fires, but what about carbon monoxide detectors? Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless, tasteless toxic gas produced by the incomplete combustion of natural gas, propane, or wood. Those most at risk for CO poisoning are infants or small children, pregnant women, the elderly, and anyone with heart or lung disease or other respiratory problems.
Posted By: Mike F. on February 19, 2016 in Home Focus
Look around your house. You have a ton of stuff! There are items you probably wouldn’t even think about if you were asked to list all of your possessions. Well, what would happen to that stuff if a disaster struck or your house was broken into? If you answered that your home or renters insurance would cover it, you are correct.
Posted By: Mike F. on January 26, 2016 in Home Focus
A few weeks ago, we touched on how certain home remodeling projects can go a long way in adding value to your home. Unfortunately, not all home improvements increase the value of your home. Some can even make your home more difficult to sell. A general rule of thumb is that home improvement projects that are extremely personal are less likely to have a positive effect on resale value.
Posted By: Mike F. on January 5, 2016 in Home Focus
Your friends decided they wanted to redo a room in their house and, in a few short weeks, they were showing off a new bathroom that looks incredible. We all know those people—and if you’re one of them, the rest of us are envious of you. When it comes to being able to do minor construction and being handy around the house, we’re not all equal. But there are a few smaller things almost anyone can do that can have a big impact on both the value and beauty of your home.
Posted By: Mike F. on November 19, 2015 in Home Focus
The leaves are done changing, and the trees are barren. We all know what that means, winter is near. When cold weather rolls around, it’s important to make sure your home is ready. Preparing your home for winter helps ensure a safe environment, lessens the likelihood of a major mishap like a burst pipe or fire, and keeps your home warm and toasty.

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