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How-To: Clean Out Your Gutters Safely

Cleaning your gutters is one of the most important things you can do to maintain your home. Your roof act like a net, catching everything from rain to falling leaves, and it all has to pass through the gutters. Neglecting this task can result in clogged gutters, which can lead to water seeping into your(continue reading)

Enrolling for Medicare

The Medicare initial enrollment period is a seven-month period that starts three months before the month you turn 65, the month you turn 65, and three months after the month you turn 65. When to Sign Up for Medicare If you’re collecting Social Security benefits when you turn 65, you’ll automatically be signed up for(continue reading)

Department of Labor Proposes Rule to Better Protect Personally Identifiable Information

The Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued a notice of proposed rulemaking to better protect personally identifiable information or data that could be re-identified with a particular individual by removing provisions of the “Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses” rule. OSHA believes this proposal maintains safety and health protections(continue reading)

Why a House Fire is Worse Now-a-Days

A fire in a modern home is a “perfect storm.” Larger homes, more open layouts, new construction materials and other factors mean fires burn more quickly, leaving less time for occupants to escape – and for firefighters to stop the flames. How much less time? About 30 years ago, you have about 17 minutes to(continue reading)

Summer Heat Safety Tips

Summer is the season we all look forward to – cookouts, swimming pools, playing sports or just hanging out on the back deck. But summer sun can also get a little sweltering sometimes. Extreme heat can pose a danger and cause serious health issues. Here are some tips to help protect yourself and your family(continue reading)

How to Keep Your Dog Calm this 4th of July

With the 4th of July coming up, it’s hard not to get excited about heating up the barbecue, hanging out with friends and family, and watching the fireworks! But for our dogs and other pets, it can be a very scary time, so we can’t forget to take steps in order to ensure their safety(continue reading)