This winter, resolve to help out a senior in need

During the holiday season, we’re reminded of the many people in our communities whose needs aren’t being met. We donate clothing, canned goods, and non-perishable foods and give extra money to the many charities who ask for year-end donations.

This is a good thing. But we sometimes forget about those folks who are often invisible to us. I’m talking about the widow or widower who lives alone and who is somehow scraping by on a pension and social security — and that’s if they’re lucky. Often these are the people who cannot afford to maintain their homes and their heating systems. […]

Winter plumbing tips: Are you ready for the cold?

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, you know that winter weather will soon be making the news. This is especially so since last winter in Cleveland was so mild. You can bet we aren’t going to be that lucky again.

So as we head into winter, now is a good time to review a few basic winter plumbing tips. We want you and your home to be safe and comfortable all year round. Here are a few things to take note of.

If you haven’t already done this, now’s the time to disconnect garden hoses and drain all of your outdoor pipes. […]