Are you Prepared To Close up Your Home for Winter?

MISHAWAKA/FORT WAYNE/PLYMOUTH IN; ST. JOSEPH/NILES, MI — Fall is the time to think about closing up your home, but this means a greater risk from carbon monoxide gases as well as furnace and dryer related fires. Each winter, sadly, there are newsworthy deaths resulting from house fires. Stories of very sick people, often the elderly or children, also seem to …

4 Tips to Make Breathing Easy This Spring

MISHAWAKA/FORT WAYNE/PLYMOUTH, IN; ST. JOSEPH/NILES, MI — If you are a homeowner in our area and notice you are dusting more and more to keep your home clean, there may be a reason. Your home may be circulating bacteria, fungi, smoke, lint, animal dander, dust and dust mites, pollen, cooking grease and other contaminants through your heating and cooling system. …

Prevent a House Fire This Year With Our Simple Tips

MISHAWAKA/FORT WAYNE/PLYMOUTH, IN; ST. JOSEPH/NILES, MI — Google the name of your town and “house fire” and you won’t have to go far into the past so see tragedy in your area. “Unfortunately, winter is the season of house fires,” said Brian West, general manager at local HVAC and plumbing company Home Comfort Experts. Often these news stories come with …

You Won’t Believe What’s In Your Dryer Vent

A dryer vent connects your dryer to the outside of your home, transporting the water vapor that is removed from your clothes safely outside your home. While it may seem like a simple enough task, it is extremely important. An estimated $100 million in property damage is caused by faulty clothes dryer vent installations every year. That is why dryer …

Dryer Fires: How to Prevent the Cause of 2,900 Fires Each Year

MISHAWAKA/FORT WAYNE — Dryer fires, started when a spark from your gas or electric clothes dryer hits built up lint, causes $35 million in property loss each year according to the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). “Our technicians are in about 150 homes throughout Northern Indiana and Southwest Michigan every day and they see a lot of dangerous situations,“ …