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Snow and Our Homes
Homes are built to withstand different elements in different areas, like snow in Michigan. Our homes are build to withstand the heavy weight of this beautiful frozen element but only to a certain point. Show is very heavy; one cubic foot of snow can weigh as much as...Read More

Protecting What Matters Most

Did you know 75% of all reported crime is theft? Well it's true. There are approximately 2,222,196 burglaries annually in the United States. Here are some facts: *Every 14.16 seconds a burglary occurs. *6101 per day. *Over 70% are...Read More

Saving Money While Staying Cool

There are a lot of different ways to stay cool in your home during these hot summer months. The first and most favorable way is to have a Central AC unit installed or running throughout your home. As much as this keeps your house at a cool temperature, it may not be the option some can afford to run or install, as it can be very pricy (approximately $1.50 an hour). If that's the case, there are some other alternatives to having a cool house... Read More

Are you using your power strips safely? 
There are more than one way you can use power strips/surge protectors in an unsafe manner. By using electrical components in ways they were not intended for, it may result in a fire, damages to your property or self, or fatality. Here are a few tips to help you keep using power strips in a safer way and avoid the dangerous habits of electrical usage... Read More

Forecast is calling for wind
Lately, the forecast has called for wind and wind is what we got. Although it can be bit irritating to have such windy days one right after another, with messy hair days and attempting to walk across a parking lot without being blown away, this may not be the least of our worries. Wind at times can cause quite a bit of damage to our... Read More

Ten Most Common Home Inspection Problems

The 10 Most Common Home Inspection Problems. 1. Faulty wiring - Open junction boxes, amperage mismatches, no wire nuts on wires. The cure: Fix junction boxes; upgrade to at least 100 amps. 2. Poor grading and drainage - spongy soil around the foundation, signs of... Read More


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