Pool Cover Pump: An Essential Item for Winterizing and Protecting your Pool Cover

If you are going to invest in a solid vinyl winter pool cover to protect your swimming pool during the off-season, you’ll also want to invest in a quality pool cover pump to protect that expensive cover.  Winterizing and closing a swimming pool is multistep process and a pool cover pump that removes rainwater and snowmelt is an essential item for … [Read more...]

How to Prevent Flooding in an Upstairs Laundry Room

Beginning in the 1970s when more and more women were opting for careers instead of full-time homemaking, architects began designing homes with main or second floor laundry rooms.  The thinking was that since laundry consists mainly of bed linens, bath towels and clothing, why not locate laundry rooms closer to the source – that is, next to the … [Read more...]

The Water Leak “Police” – A Must for All DIY Vacation & Rental Homeowners

Ask any home insurance agent and they’ll tell you that water leaks are one of the most common and costly causes of damage to a home.  If not addressed immediately, water leaks can destroy floors, walls, furniture, electronics and personal property.  If you own a vacation home that sits empty for months or a rental property with tenants, the water … [Read more...]

8 Ways to Ensure Family Safety and Summer Fun!

Summer fun means sunny days, beaches, pool parties and backyard barbecues, but for those of us in charge of the brood, it also means making sure the family is safe while they’re having a good time.  If family safety is your priority, we’re here to help with these 8 summer safety tips and some ingenious devices designed to protect your loved ones … [Read more...]

Protect Your Dog from Heat Stroke at Home and on Vacation


Soaring summer temperatures put dogs at high risk of heat stroke, which is why veterinarians recommend running the air conditioning to keep pets safe and comfortable during heat waves and periods of high humidity.  But what happens if there’s a power outage and your dog is stranded home alone while you are at work?  Of what is she's trapped in your … [Read more...]