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Furnace Puff Backs: Prevention & Cleanup

Furnace Puff Backs: Prevention & Cleanup

Any home or business that is heated with an oil furnace runs the risk of experiencing a furnace puff back. If you aren’t familiar with puff backs, they are caused when an oil burner doesn’t immediately ignite, allowing oil fumes to build up prior to ignition. The result is a small explosion, similar to a… Read more »

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3 Things to Do if Your Pipes Burst

3 Things to Do if Your Pipes Burst

Burst pipes typically occur when temperatures dip well below the freezing mark and water in the pipes freezes, then expands. Older homes tend to be more vulnerable, but it can happen to any home depending on how well the pipes are insulated and located. What Should I Do If My Pipes Burst? If your pipe… Read more »

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4 Winter Carpet Cleaning Tips

4 Winter Carpet Cleaning Tips

Winters in Maine and New Hampshire aren’t just tough on the outside of your home, they can also be challenging to the inside as you and your family track snow, dirt and salt inside – all of which can potentially stain and damage your carpet. By following a few simple cleaning tips, you can keep… Read more »

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6 Easy Ways to Prevent Ice Dams

6 Easy Ways to Prevent Ice Dams

Snow and cold weather have finally arrived in Maine and New Hampshire, which is great news for ski resorts but can often lead to headaches for homeowners. Along with rising heating bills, another side effect of winter weather is an increased chance of ice dams forming on your roof. Ice dams are continuous blocks of… Read more »

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7 Tips to Prevent Christmas Fires

7 Tips to Prevent Christmas Fires

Christmas is traditionally one of the happiest times of the year, especially for families with young children eager to see what presents Santa is going to leave for them beneath the Christmas tree. Unfortunately for a few families, their Christmas dreams will be dashed by a house fire. According to the National Fire Protection Association,… Read more »

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How to Cope with Fire and Smoke Damage

How to Cope with Fire and Smoke Damage

A fire in your home or business is one of the most traumatic experiences most of us will likely ever encounter. While it may be tempting to sit back and wait for the insurance company to handle all the details for you once the flames have been extinguished, it is critical that home and business… Read more »

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6 Tips for Smoke Detector Safety

6 Tips for Smoke Detector Safety

It’s that time of year again, time to fall back. This Halloween after you’ve given out the last piece of candy and tucked in your ghosts and goblins for the night, don’t forget to set your clocks back one hour because November 1 marks the first day of Daylight Savings Time.

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