Prevention Articles & Tips

Watch our video for each step of an air conditioner spring preventive maintenance checkup, including inspecting the airflow, compressor, fan, motor and filter. Spring has sprung, and that means it’s time to make sure your air conditioner is ready... 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 is here, and... Read more .

How do home warranties work? Everything homeowners need to know about home warranties. Congratulations — you’re a homeowner! But it can be daunting to look around your newly purchased house and wonder what you’ve taken on. Especially in a... Read more .

The roof protects you and your home from all kinds of weather, bugs, animals and falling debris. Yet we rarely think about the roof until it’s too late — and then it can be a big investment. Since your roof can last up to 25 years with proper... Read more .

Our infographic offers tips to help prepare your home before a storm strikes — and what to do afterward. Extreme weather can really take a toll on your home’s exterior, especially the siding. But there are certain things you can do before and... Read more .

Don’t let all the different roofing options available go over your head. Don’t put off thinking about a new roof until it’s too late and there’s water dripping into the living room. With so many roofing options available, it can be easy to feel... Read more .

Dryer problems can cause loads of frustration. We’ll help you find a solution. Laundry gone wrong can be a headache. And a broken dryer only makes matters worse. If your clothes come out of the dryer still wet, or your dryer just won’t run to... 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 .

Walk the perimeter now to assess roof damage that could cause major issues down the road. Spring and summer rains, combined with last winter’s brutal weather, may have done a number on your roof. But don’t wait until water drips on you while... Read more .