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If the wind was strong enough to pick up Dorothy and Toto and pull her entire house into a tornado and send them to the magical Land of Oz, there is no telling what it could do to your property. Tornado season is just around the corner, so instead of getting your magical shoes ready, follow these simple steps to minimize the wind damage to your home. READ MORE >>

Fall is a beautiful time of year, prompting friends and family to venture outside to enjoy time gathered around a fire, roasting marshmallows and telling stories. Whether your choice is a grill, smoker, bonfire or burn barrel, the primal pull of fire helps people bond as the summer heat begins to wane. READ MORE >>

Most appliances require attention every now and then to continue running at peak efficiency, and air conditioning units are no exception. Neglecting maintenance will lead to poor performance and a shortened unit life. With the warmest weather of the year just around the corner, here are a few things you can do to help keep your A/C performing at its best. READ MORE >>

In today’s increasingly technological society, public Wi-Fi is found almost everywhere: airports, hotels, malls, restaurants, and coffee shops to name a few. Since it is so commonplace, most of us connect to the free Wi-Fi without thinking twice. READ MORE >>

As the outdoor temperature gradually drops, deer activity and deer-vehicle accidents increase. Every year across the country, deer-vehicle accidents account for billions of dollars in vehicle damage, thousands of injuries and hundreds of fatalities. These tips can help you avoid a collision with a deer and stay safe while on the road. READ MORE >>

Home heating fires are the second leading cause of home fire deaths after cooking fires, according to the National Fire Protection Association. Fireplaces, chimneys and flues account for a significant number of home heating fires. READ MORE >>

Many people choose to exercise at workout facilities such as gyms, recreation centers, and health clubs. In 2016, the total number of gym memberships in the U.S. was 57.25 million in over 36,000 facilities. While the increased physical activity is a good thing, people often overlook the dangers found at such facilities. READ MORE >>

The summer storm season is upon us and with storms come one of the most fearful and unpredictable forces of nature: lightning. A single bolt of lightning can carry over 100 million volts of electricity and create a significant amount of damage to your home and personal property. READ MORE >>

Windstorms, hurricanes, tornadoes, and wildfires are just a few examples of extreme weather events that occur throughout the United States on a regular basis. It is often difficult for even the experts to predict the impact and severity of these events. READ MORE >>

  Summertime is a time for traveling and adventuring, which can sometimes put us into harm’s way. Whether you will be jet skiing with your family, driving on a road trip across the country, or visiting a favorite landmark; it’s smart to be prepared in case the worst occurs. READ MORE >>

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