Archive for May, 2017

Termite Prevention: A Vital Need

The numbers are eye-opening: Termites have inhabited the Earth for more than 250 million years. There are about 45 different species of termites in North America. Each year thousands of Canadian homes are damaged by termites. Although a great deal of attention is given to identifying and treating[...]

How to Prepare Your Property for Summer Storms

You know it’s going to happen. Every summer – whether stifling hot or cooler than usual – there’s at least one summer storm with the potential to cause a heap of water damage to your property if you’re not prepared. The good news is that the preparation required is neither difficult nor[...]

Fire Pit Safety

They’re lovely to look at and provide warmth in the evening chill, yet fire pits can be more dangerous than many of us realize. Let’s start with the obvious. Never place your fire pit closer than 10 feet from your home and overhanging trees, and even farther away if possible. Avoid the[...]

Thinking More About Vacation Home Security – Lights, Camera, Action

Your long-awaited vacation is just around the corner. Before your journey begins, consider these smart vacation home security suggestions to help deter burglars from spotting your absence and helping themselves to your belongings. Start with outdoor and indoor lighting. Nighttime thieves hate[...]

Avoid Water Seepage to Basements and Crawl Spaces

Spring is a wonderful time of year. From blooming flowers, to thunderstorms, to warmer temperatures, there’s just so much to enjoy. But wait–let’s go back to that part about thunderstorms for a minute. After all, thunderstorms often produce rain–and a lot of it, quickly. One thing is for[...]