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Historic Old Mill Beach, Old Mill Pond and the Old Mill at Compo Cove, Greens Farms, Westport, Connecticut.

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Early in my life, I spent a lot of time at this historic location as friends of mine own a home built on the footprint of the Old Mill.  The home at Old Mill Beach is amazing and historic.  The structure they live in was once a mill (a grist mill to be precise, which is used to grind grain). I grew up and live in Fairfield, Connecticut, just north of Greens Farms, Westport. More… Read MoreHistoric Old Mill Beach, Old Mill Pond and the Old Mill at Compo Cove, Greens Farms, Westport, Connecticut. »
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It’s Time To Replace Your Roof

This article will focus on using Asphalt shingles, the most common and cost-effective solution, which is very common in the North East. Here’s What You Need To Know Now I will lay out the process and explain common problems that you should be prepared for and that should be addressed in the contract. In some locations code allows you to put a second layer of Asphalt shingles on top of one old layer of shingles. … Read MoreIt’s Time To Replace Your Roof »
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Electricity Safety

We all need Electricity Electricity is a necessary part of our daily lives.  It powers our lights, devices, appliances, equipment, and all kinds of other of other things including more and more, cars. Always use Caution When Working Near Electricity. Electricity always seeks the shortest path to the ground. It tries to find something it can pass through to get to the ground, like metal, wet wood or water. Since your body is about 70%… Read MoreElectricity Safety »
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WATER AND FIRE, NECESSITIES OF LIFE, CAN BE DESTRUCTIVE TO PROPERTY

HERE’S SOME OPTIONS TO PROTECT YOURSELF FROM THE DAMAGE AND INJURY Water is a pure substance. Those two little hydrogen atoms and that big oxygen atom stick together to form a substance that can only be called water. It is nothing else. From the surface down to its very essence, it is water. Water can present itself as a liquid, a solid, and a gas. We All Need Water To Survive Some observers have estimated that a person can survive approximately… Read MoreWATER AND FIRE, NECESSITIES OF LIFE, CAN BE DESTRUCTIVE TO PROPERTY »
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Taking good care of your home: Our home is our largest investment and periodic maintenance is key

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Owning your own home is a big responsibility. It is critical that you take care of your home and the property it sits on. A lot of the work will occur in the spring as things warm up and we spend more time outside, but there are often tasks that need looking after all year long. Here’s our list of tips to guide you and keep your home in tip top shape. It may not… Read MoreTaking good care of your home: Our home is our largest investment and periodic maintenance is key »
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Welcome new homeowner: it’s time to secure your property

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After reading this post, you may want to also read my post “Smart home technology and the internet of things (IoT): risks and rewards to consider.” Congratulations, you just closed on your new home or rented an affordable Milwaukee apartment. The first thing you should do is change the locks. You have no way of knowing who may have a key to your house. The prior owner may have given a key to a neighbor,… Read MoreWelcome new homeowner: it’s time to secure your property »
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How to protect yourself from financial fraud and from identity theft

Everyone is susceptible to theft of Their financial information. Criminals will target anyone; and, if they are successful in stealing your identity or credit card or Social Security information the results could be financially devastating. Fortunately, there are several things you can do to protect yourself which I discuss below. Security freeze The issuance of credit in the United States is very efficient. It is possible because creditors primarily rely on the three credit reporting… Read MoreHow to protect yourself from financial fraud and from identity theft »
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Smart home technology and the internet of things (IoT): risks and rewards to consider. Additional details

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As a follow-up to my post regarding smart home technology and IOT(link to the post),  I have been asked to do a deeper dive to into cybersecurity and how to protect yourself from “being hacked.” I will start by saying that all of your devices and online accounts are vulnerable to being Hacked. “Hacked” means a criminal (“Hacker”) gains access and control (“comprises”) your devices and/or online accounts (“comprises”) and can steal, copy and change… Read MoreSmart home technology and the internet of things (IoT): risks and rewards to consider. Additional details »
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Home fire extinguisher: they could save your life!

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Before I start, I would like to tell you more about the benefits of having home security products at your home: They protect your family and home from avoidable injury and damage. You can get a discount on your insurance. So don’t forget to tell your insurance agent as most offer a discount if you have fire extinguishers. They will help you to protect your investment while improving your home. Here’s what you need to… Read MoreHome fire extinguisher: they could save your life! »
Google assistant at your home

Smart home technology and the internet of things (IoT): risks and rewards to consider

Many Americans are embracing Smart Home technology, and new devices (“Things”) are continuously hitting the market. Many of these devices can help to stand guard against fires, plumbing floods, and other emergencies providing “safety and security” to protect your family and your home. Others have revolutionized how consumers control their home by providing practical and functional use like control of lighting, climate, entertainment systems, and appliances. And of course, we all love our Amazon Echo… Read MoreSmart home technology and the internet of things (IoT): risks and rewards to consider »