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Top Notch Roofing Reminds Vermont Residents of Winter Safety Tips

When people think of Vermont in the winter they often picture pristine snow blanketing the woods, peace and tranquility, winter festivals, and the promise of playfulness enticing residents to venture out with skis, sleds, snowboards, sleighs, and snowshoes. Locals, who often take pride in surviving weather conditions that people in warm climates cannot even fathom, […]

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Ensuring your bathroom is ADA compliant

As the first wave of “baby boomers” begins to hit their mid-60’s, there is a growing demand for renovations that meet the needs of a large aging demographic. These requirements include integrating safety for seniors with limited mobility. “We are seeing a rise in the request for ADA guidelines to be incorporated into home renovations,” […]

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How Seismic Retrofitting Might Save Your Home During an Earthquake

The need for a home in the San Francisco Bay Area, to be seismic or earthquake retrofitted is substantial. “California has more than a 99% chance of having a magnitude 6.7 or larger earthquake within the next 30 years,” according to scientists at the United States Geological Survey. They report that since 2001, there has […]

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Helping Seniors Stay in Their Own Homes with Personal Emergency Response Systems

Eighty percent of elderly live in their own homes. Not surprisingly, according to AARP, 90 percent of seniors would like to stay there. However, many adult children worry with good reason about their parents living alone. Many seniors suffer from mobility issues. In fact, one-third of people age 65 and older will suffer a fall. […]

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Tips for Keeping your Chimney Safe and Functional

Fires kept residents warm during Philadelphia’s coldest month in January. Now it’s time for residents to make sure their chimneys are working safely. According to recent statistics from the Consumer Product Safety Commission, an average of 25,100 chimney fires are responsible for 30 deaths and $126.1 million in property damage on average each year. Chimney […]

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Space Heater Safety Tips

With winter around the corner, some homeowners will begin to rely on space heaters to heat up a room or area. Although these heaters are portable and convenient, they can be dangerous if used incorrectly. According to Harvard University Environmental Health & Safety Group, more than 25,000 residential fires and 6,000 emergency room visits are […]

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Tips for Keeping your Home Safe

People take their cars in for regular oil changes, yet when it comes to their homes people tend to put off maintenance and repairs.  Homeowners shouldn’t procrastinate.  By properly maintaining their homes, people will not only protect their biggest financial investment, but their family’s health and well being. “So many people are living in hazardous […]

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