Disaster Recovery Articles & Tips

Wondering if those leftovers are still good? What about that meat? Or milk? Our infographic breaks down the shelf life of common refrigerated items and offers up tips for keeping food fresh. Because sell-by dates often aren’t reliable... Read more .

Learn how to clean stainless steel fridges, sinks, ovens and dishwashers. It’s easier than you think. Stainless steel appliances can upgrade your kitchen to a modern, refined style. What isn’t so cool? Those dirty fingerprints, dark spots and... Read more .

Follow these home fire safety tips to help make sure your home and family are safe from potential fires. Every 85 seconds. That’s how often fire departments responded to a house fire in 2013, according to the National Fire Protection Association.... Read more .

Here’s what you can do if a summer storm, hurricane or hailstorm strikes, plus what to do if a tree falls on your house. You don’t need a hurricane warning to crank up your stress level about possible storm damage to your home. Even a short-lived... Read more .

There are some easy things you can do before — and after — a flood, hurricane or earthquake to help preserve your appliances. Natural disasters are, unfortunately, a part of our world. These events often take us by surprise, and when they’re... Read more .

Surprisingly, the air inside your home can be more polluted than the air outside. Fortunately, a high-quality HVAC filter can help. People often talk about outdoor air quality and how it affects our health—but poor indoor air quality can be just... Read more .

** Yes, you CAN get efficient, secure windows on a budget. ** Windows provide much more than just a good view. They can enhance the design of a home, help maintain indoor temperatures and help save on your power bill. On the other hand,... Read more .

Is your home ready for a new look? Give it a face-lift this season with vinyl siding. It’s that time of year again—time to spruce up the outside of your house! Why not go for a total makeover with new vinyl siding? Not only will you love the... Read more .

Look for water and other damage before your problem gets out of control. All too often, DIY projects go the way of If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, the children’s book by Laura Numeroff — meaning one thing leads to another. Before you know it, your... Read more .

If your washing machine smells — or your fridge, dishwasher or dryer — these cleaning hacks and remedies for cleaning appliances will help them smell like new again. If you’ve ever opened your front-loading washer and said, “Eww,” you know that... Read more .