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According to the U.S. Geological Survey, more than 43 million people – or 15 million homes – rely upon private household wells …

Even in the safest neighborhoods, you can still find a broken window. So how can you keep your home as safe as …

The day you have been waiting all year for has finally arrived – Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day! (No? Just us?) If …

Are you excited for your new home? More importantly, are you packed? Moving from one place to another and taking all your …

Our phones are smart. Our cars are becoming smarter. It was only a matter of time before our homes followed suit. Of …

The ground thunders. Your world shakes, and your home can crumble around you. What can you do to stay safe during an …

Rising utility bills, rolling summer blackouts, and the drastic effects of climate change have led many to wonder, “What can I do …

It’s fall, which means it’s officially Halloween season! Between sipping pumpkin spice lattes and going leaf peeping, you may also like to …

You’re burning daylight. With the usual suspects—Jack Frost, snow, and higher utility bills—arriving sooner rather than later, you need to prepare your …

September 28 is National Good Neighbor Day, but how many of us can say we’re good neighbors? Does your dog bark at …

In some parts of the country, fall means your lawn loses its lush, green curb appeal. For it to return to its …

In the unfortunate event of a home fire, you may have less than two minutes to escape your home safely from the …