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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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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 »
Beautiful and secure house

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 »
identity theft online

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 »
cyber security lock

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 »
fire extinguisher to protect your family and home

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 »
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Prevent the fire in your kitchen with this amazing Fire Avert product

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Today, I decided to tell you about another product I found for your home. It is Fire Avert Electric and Gas Stove Shut Off Prevents Fires. I was very excited to find the Fire Avert product. Unattended cooking ranges are the #1 cause of home fires in the US, so electric stove safety products are the must have for any kitchen. I have always thought there should be a way to stop a stove fire… Read MorePrevent the fire in your kitchen with this amazing Fire Avert product »
ezbreathe dehumidifier base unit

Our first product: The EZ breathe ventilation system

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The EZ Breathe Ventilation System is the product that inspired TIFsupply. I was looking for a way to get rid of the humidity and stink in my basement, and I stumbled on this company that manufactured the EZ Breathe. I called them immediately to see about securing one for my home. A very nice woman answered my call and told me all about the EZ Breathe. Not only would this piece of equipment solve the… Read MoreOur first product: The EZ breathe ventilation system »

Welcome to TIFSupply.com’s blog

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Welcome to TIFSupply.com’s blog. I am your host, Steven Levine. Most people call me Steve and some call me Cool Steve. I created this company to help people improve their homes and their lives. We offer you home improvement products that serve to protect your family and home from avoidable injury and damage. Our Mission We specialize in “smart home” products that stand guard against fires, plumbing floods, and other emergencies. About Me I am… Read MoreWelcome to TIFSupply.com’s blog »