Home Owner Tips

Keeping Houseplants Alive When You’re Away

By: Juli Wenger

Keeping Houseplants Alive When You’re Away

Tags: Tips, Plants, Vacation, Fake Plants

When you’re out-of-town, there are plenty of kennels and other facilities that will mind your dog or cat. In fact, the pet-care business is booming! However, the same options aren’t available for your houseplants. So what do you do?   First, keep in mind that plants can go for several days or even a couple of weeks without water. This frequently happens in their natural habitats. ...Read More

Making Your Home Critter Proof

By: Juli Wenger

Making Your Home Critter Proof

Tags: Home Maintenance, Animals, Prevention

You may love animals, but with the exception of your family pets, you don’t want them in your home. Here are some tips for keeping the wildlife around your property where it belongs: outside.   Don’t place bird feeders too close to your windows. Doing so may cause birds to associate a window with food and therefore try to peck their way inside. Make sure window screens are sec...Read More

Do You Have “Recalled” Products in Your Home?

By: Juli Wenger

Do You Have “Recalled” Products in Your Home?

Tags: Recall, Home Owner Tips, Home Safety

You’ve no doubt noticed the occasional news report about a product being recalled for safety reasons. For example, a car model with a brake problem, or a children’s toy that, under some circumstances, may cause injury.   You may not know that these news reports are merely the tip of the iceberg. For each product recall you hear about in the media, there are dozens that get little,...Read More

Concerned about Condensation on Windows?

By: Juli Wenger

Concerned about Condensation on Windows?

Tags: Home Owner Maintenance, Window Maintenance, Tips & Tricks

If you see a haze of condensation on your window, should you be  concerned? Maybe. Maybe not. It depends on a number of factors.    First of all, an occasional build-up of condensation is normal and often the  result of fluctuating humidity in the home. Usually, it’s nothing to worry  about. If you’re using a humidifier, try adjusting the levels. If the humidit...Read More