Get Prepared Articles & Tips
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What can you do to prepare your house and appliances for a hurricane? Read the top hurricane safety tips for keeping your yard, roof, windows, doors and home appliances safe before the storm. Many people think hurricane damage is limited to those... Read more .
Has your house been affected by a tornado? Follow this checklist for inspecting damage to the exterior of your home and conducting safety checks for major appliances and gas leaks. You’ve been through a tornado. Your family is safe, and your... Read more .
Has your home recently gone through an earthquake? Read these simple tips for addressing home safety concerns and how to check home appliances for gas leaks or damage following an earthquake. Unlike some other natural disasters, earthquakes can’t... Read more .
Can freezing temperatures damage your home appliances? Should you turn off your heat before leaving for vacation? Here’s what winter weather can do to your appliances — and what you should do help prevent problems. Old Man Winter can be harsh,... Read more .
Read these tips from the Sears Home Experts before you decide. After a major flood, the difficult work of cleanup is fraught with decisions about what items are salvageable and what must be replaced. Because your appliances, electronics and... Read more .
If you’re renovating a bathroom for your children, keep these bathroom safety ideas in mind. Anyone who has watched a 4-year-old try to wash their hands knows how difficult it can be as a kid in an adult-size world. But it doesn’t take much to... Read more .
Maintain your home, one month at a time. New Year’s resolutions aren’t just for getting fit and eating better. This year, make a few resolutions for your home, too. Each month, resolve to complete one small home maintenance task, so by the end... 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 .
If you’re selling your home, there are certain renovations you can undertake to help increase your asking price — without breaking the bank. If you’re planning to stay in your home for the next 10 to 15 years, you don’t need to worry too much... Read more .
You’ve got a limited budget. Here’s how to decide which home renovation projects you should tackle first — and why. When it comes to home renovation projects, we all wish the sky could be the limit. Unfortunately, budgets usually determine what... Read more .