Smoke Detector Test

Fire Prevention: Time to Check Your Smoke Alarms, Here’s How

Spring is the perfect time to check your smoke alarm batteries. 1. Check the battery type. Installing the new batteries incorrectly, or using the wrong type, will cause your smoke detector to not function. Always make sure you are using the correct type of battery and installing the batteries correctly to ensure the detector will Read more about Fire Prevention: Time to Check Your Smoke Alarms, Here’s How[…]

Oregon flood concerns rise as memory of 1996 disaster lurks

  “With the heavy snowfall we got last week, added to the heavy rain we’re expecting, the potential for impactful flooding is high,” If you lived in northwest Oregon in 1996, this week’s weather and the forecast of what’s to come may feel ominously familiar. In late January of 1996, just like last week, heavy Read more about Oregon flood concerns rise as memory of 1996 disaster lurks[…]

Two more roof collapses at Bend storage building

Snow Load Roof Collapse BEND, Ore. – Two more large portions of a vehicle storage and former KorPine mill building in Bend’s Old Mill District collapsed Thursday, less than a day after a big part of the Hooker Creek facility collapsed under the weight of snow with a roar heard from some distance. There were Read more about Two more roof collapses at Bend storage building[…]

Fire Home Safety Tips and Facts

Prevent Fire Damage from Space Heaters The risk of home fires rises during cooler weather, but it can be a threat year-round. From space heaters placed too close to flammable materials, to forgotten stove burners left on and unattended, there are a number of potential fire dangers in the average home. The good news is Read more about Fire Home Safety Tips and Facts[…]

8 Unique Fire Pits to Transform Your Backyard

  Autumn brings along warm, sunny days, and crisp, clear nights, which are best enjoyed beside a firepit. I have such sweet memories around my backyard fire pit…s’mores and wine on the warm evenings, and hot chocolate, banana boats, and spiced tea on the cold nights. In many ways, it feels like camping! Summer cookouts Read more about 8 Unique Fire Pits to Transform Your Backyard[…]

Home Restoration

Home Remodels: Which Changes Are Worth the Cost and Why

Getting the Most Return on Your Investment You may be a first-time homeowner looking to add your sweat equity to your investment, or you may have lived in the same house your grandfather built at the turn of the last century; either way, the chances are pretty good that there’s something about your home you’d Read more about Home Remodels: Which Changes Are Worth the Cost and Why[…]

Hurricane Matthew a Potentially Catastrophic Category 4 or 5 Strike Ahead on Florida’s East Coast; Strongest in Decades

Hurricane Matthew, once again a Category 4 hurricane hammering the northwest Bahamas, is hours away from beginning a potentially catastrophic, rare Category 4, perhaps even Category 5 siege on Florida’s east coast, with dangerous storm surge, destructive winds, and flooding rainfall stretching into Georgia and South Carolina by the weekend. The eyewall may deliver the strongest, most destructive Read more about Hurricane Matthew a Potentially Catastrophic Category 4 or 5 Strike Ahead on Florida’s East Coast; Strongest in Decades[…]