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What Is Radon? Facts, Testing and Mitigation

What is radon? This radioactive gas is the product of the natural decay of uranium in soil, rock and water. That means it’s likely in the air you breathe every day. While the potential health risks of radon are very low in small doses, prolonged or high level exposure can lead to serious health concerns – including lung cancer. Keep reading to find out the...

What is Guaranteed Replacement Cost?

Replacement Cost vs. Market Value: What's the Difference? When you purchase a home and start thinking about protecting your investment, this is often the first question. The answer is often: More than you just paid for it, Buckel says. See also: How Much Does Homeowners Insurance Cost? “People naturally gravitate to how much they paid for the house, but we’re not insuring it to buy it...

Tips to Keep Your Pets Safe This Holiday Season

The holidays are an exciting time for get-togethers, gifts and delicious food. While most people are up for the festivities your pet might feel differently. Extra noise and visitors can leave pets feeling stressed. Food and decorations can present hazards, too. Here’s what to you need to know to keep pets safe this holiday season. Food It’s easy to give in to the begging eyes of...

Creative Ideas for Outdoor Winter Hosting

Winter can feel like the longest season. With shorter days and colder temps, the winter blues can sink in fast. But don’t write off the possibility of hosting an outdoor party – even in the coldest months. With smart planning a little creativity, you can still host a fun (and safe) gathering outside. Read on for must-know outdoor hosting tips – and some fun ideas...

Candle Fire Prevention: 10 Easy Tips

From pumpkin spice to winter pine to strawberry shortcake, there are a plethora of candle scents to choose from—not to mention the endless styles candles come in. Whatever your go-to candle is, now is definitely the season to burn it. But did you know candles are the culprit of 7,610 home fires each year?* December is the peak month for candle fires, with January being...