How to Avoid Collisions with Deer

November 1, 2016

Two-thirds of all deer-vehicle collisions occur during the months of October, November and December. This is also the time when deer breed when they travel the most. Daily deer activity is highest at dawn and dusk, which often is the highest time of travel for motor vehicle commuters. Deer travel in groups – if you see one, expect more.  Areas where there are many deer-vehicle collisions often are marked with deer crossing signs. The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation…… Read More >

Furnace Safety Tips

October 20, 2016

It is important that you have your furnace inspected to ensure that it is in good working condition. Be sure all furnace controls and emergency shutoffs are in proper working condition Leave furnace repairs to qualified specialists. Do not attempt repairs yourself unless you are qualified. Inspect the walls and ceiling near the furnace and along the chimney line. If the wall is hot or discolored, additional pipe insulation or clearance may be required. Check the flue pipe and pipe…… Read More >

Fall Maintenance Checklist

October 12, 2016

Different regions have different kinds of falls. In some places, it’s cool and rainy, and in others, it’s sunny and dry. No matter what kind of fall you have, these steps can help during the transition from summer to winter. Inside the home Fall is a good time to complete indoor projects. Repair vinyl and wood floors Examine and repair indoor staircases Test the furnace to make sure it works properly Maintain locks, lubricating as necessary Repair and replace caulking…… Read More >