Home Renovations


Be Ready to Stop the Flood

Before heading away for summer vacation it’s good practice to shut off the water supply to the entire home. This eliminates a possible ‘welcome home’ surprise of water damage from a burst pipe, that’s gone unnoticed. The main shut-off valve is typically located near the water meter, where the main water supply enters the home. A good practice is to

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Renovating With Fire Resistance in Mind

If a home reno is part of the plan this season, consider options that can slow the spread of fire. Coated Lumber – uses fire-retardant paint to increase the fire resistance of the wood. It can’t stop a fire, but it can slow it, providing more time for people to escape safely. Fire-resistant or non-combustible insulation – doesn’t develop smoke

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