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Burglary Prevention: Should You Leave the Lights On?

Dec 2 2016 It seems like a no-brainer to leave the lights on outside your home to deter burglars while you’re away (or even while you’re asleep). But does that really work? Or is it just a waste of electricity — particularly this... more »

Which Home Alarms Do You Need?

Nov 4 2016 Technology has made home alarms of all kinds — from security to smoke, radon to radiation — more accessible than ever. Many of them can be configured to work together, and some even alert you to trouble through your... more »

Device Insurance: Cover Your Personal Electronics With the Policy You Already Have

Oct 7 2016 It seems everyone these days has a smartphone. Or a smart TV, a tablet, or an ebook reader. Or all of the above – and more. When you add it all up, you may find you have thousands and thousands of dollars tied up in... more »

What Should Go in Your Home Safe (or Safe-Deposit Box)?

Jun 3 2016 Spring has arrived, which means it’s time to clean the cobwebs out of the corners, organize the closets and so forth. While you’re at it, don’t forget to revisit the important documents and other items you have in your... more »

The Type of Fire Extinguisher Every Home Should Have

May 6 2016 A fire is a fire, and a fire extinguisher is a fire extinguisher, right? Well, not quite. There are actually different types of fires and different types of extinguishers that respond best to each one. So, which is... more »

Thrifty Security: Burglar-Proof Your Home for the Holidays

Dec 4 2015 It's not unusual, when you set out on that holiday trip, to look back at the house a little nervously. Sure, you remembered to lock the doors, but just how secure are things? What might happen while you're away?One way... more »

Spring Into Home Maintenance Mode in California

Apr 3 2015 Spring is a time for rejuvenation, and, as the weather gets warmer here in San Ramon, California, and the days grow longer, there's a positive energy in the air. Many people decide it's the perfect time for... more »
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Why Worry About Thunderstorms?

Are you prepared for the possibility of lightning, hail, tornados or straight-line winds?  More »

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Keep Your Basement Dry

Spring rains can put your home at risk of flooding. Here are some tips to keep your sump pump working and your basement dry.  More »

Spring Lawn Care

Spring lawn care

The warmer weather of spring is here and that means the world is greening up. Start on lawn care now to be sure your lawn is one of the...  More »

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