Entries by Lara Rhoades

Leaking Toilet?

Water leaking from your toilet tank will not only cost you money when it comes to your utility bill, but it can also cause water damage to your bathroom floor and premature wear of your toilet’s internal workings. To find out whether your toilet tank is leaking, add some red food coloring to the water […]

Common Electrical Hazards to Watch Out For

Your home’s electrical system is a crucial component, and it needs regular monitoring for efficiency and safety. Be on the lookout for the following potential hazards: Loose Outlets A loose wall outlet may seem like a minor annoyance, but it can quickly turn into a serious problem. Years of constantly using an outlet can wear […]

Radon

Time to make sure that your family is protected against radon exposure. It’s estimated that 1 in 15 homes in the U.S. and over 1 million homes in Canada have elevated levels of radon. While this is scary to think about, there are ways to lower your home’s risk. What exactly is radon? Radon is […]

How Familiar Are You with Your Home Insurance Policy?

When was the last time you reviewed your home insurance policy? If you are like most people, you have a set-it-and-forget-it approach to your homeowner’s insurance, consider getting reacquainted. In addition to replacement and repairs, you need to think about what you own inside of that dwelling, about liability if someone is injured on your […]

Working From Home and Distance Learning

I know this is a hot topic for many and there are no easy answers for teachers, students or parents. There are different learning styles, needs, and concerns to address. These different environments are being created in your home with in-person, hybrid and distance learning depending on your school district, and being prepared for changes […]

10 Reasons Seniors Are More Vulnerable to Scams

Computer Innocence Seniors weren’t raised with computers and tend to be less savvy to hackers’ tactics. For example, they may not question the authenticity of a pop-up window that say their computer has a virus, and they need to call a number or click on a link to fix the problem. Microsoft estimates 3.3 million […]

Need-to-Know Regarding Six Common Scams

Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Impersonators Imposter scams are the leading type of consumer fraud—and imposters’ favorite strategy is to pretend to be an IRS official. More 2.4 million Americans have been targeted by scammers impersonating IRS officials, and collectively lost more than $72.8 million from this scam. The IRS insists that it will not: Call […]

Ideas for Stopping Phone Scams

Scammers use technology extensively through false email messages, fake pop-up windows, malicious website links, and fraudulent phone calls on both landline and mobile devices. The scams involve quick cash, stealing your medical identity and most have a sense of urgency. When it involves financial solutions immediately, you should be suspicious. These can include calls or […]

3 Strategies for Living Longer in Your Home

As we age, people start to think about what the best option for their living arrangement is: active adult living community 55+, independent/assisted living communities, multi-generational homes, or aging in place. Whatever you decide there are ways to help you live longer in your home independently safely. Walk Your Way to Health All types of […]