How to repair and prevent wood rot on a deck

(BPT) - Easily one of wood’s worst enemies, moisture contributes to mold growth, deterioration and rot. For anyone who owns a deck, this is cause for concern.Regardless of the material used on a deck’s surface, the majority of substructures...

How to choose the best refrigerator for you

(BPT) - Whether you’re remodeling your kitchen, replacing a broken unit or upgrading your full appliance suite, looking for a new refrigerator can feel overwhelming with all the options available — but it doesn’t have to be! Check out...

3 simple DIY bathroom updates with high impact

(BPT) - Bathrooms are consistently at the top of home improvement wish lists, where they often remain due to the misconception that updating the space requires a full remodel. The truth is that anyone can elevate their current bathroom with some strate...

5 Reasons to Invest in a Home Service Plan

(BPT) - Paying bills. Keeping up with repairs. Daily maintenance. From the fun of decorating to the not-so-fun upkeep, owning a home is a huge responsibility. And although you may think you have all the right plans in place to protect your home in an e...

6 ways to keep your pets safer this fall

(BPT) - Americans are passionate about many things - but would it surprise you to learn that pets rank at the top of the list? A whopping 90.5 million households, or approximately 70% of all American households, own at least one pet, and they play a si...

Quiz: Could your dog have painful joints?

(BPT) - If dogs could talk, they'd probably say things like, 'Treat, please,' 'Ball!' and 'Rub my belly.' Some dogs may add 'Ouch' to their vocabulary. Why? Because one in five dogs suffers from painful joints caused by canine osteoarthritis (OA), acco...

Annual preventative furnace maintenance tips

(BPT) - Thermostats nationwide are flipping from cool to heat mode. In fact, most Americans begin turning on their heat in September, and they are in full heat mode by the end of October, according to data from Resideo's Honeywell Home smart thermostat...