Homeowner's Academy

This is your guide to interesting facts, tips and general homeowner information. We hope you find the information useful - and feel free to share with friends!

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    Expert Tips for Staying Safe During a Lightning Storm

    by BROOKE GOLD HASSON | Jun 23, 2016
    In recognition of Lightning Safety Awareness Week, we asked weather tech pioneer and WeatherSTEM creator Ed Mansouri what Floridians can do to protect themselves and their homes during a lightning storm. Here are his lightning safety tips.

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    Are You Prepared for These 4 Damaging Parts of a Hurricane?

    by BROOKE GOLD HASSON | May 13, 2016
    Hurricanes have often been called “The Greatest Storms on Earth.” These powerful storms can travel across water and land, wreaking havoc on neighborhoods in their path. Here are four common hurricane-related hazards and what you can do to protect your home and family.

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    Extending Your Phone’s Battery Life During a Power Outage

    by BROOKE GOLD HASSON | May 13, 2016
    Whether it’s letting family and friends know you’re okay or contacting your insurance company to report damage to your home, your smartphone is an important device that can keep you connected during a major storm. But what happens when the power goes out and you have to depend on your phone’s battery?

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    Hurricane Season 101: Answering Key Questions Before a Major Storm Hits Florida

    by BROOKE GOLD HASSON | May 13, 2016
    It’s that time of year again! While no major hurricane has made landfall in Florida in more than a decade, it’s still important to understand these powerful storms. To help you brush up on your hurricane knowledge, we’re answering 10 common hurricane season questions.

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    2016 Florida Hurricane Season Forecast & Storm Names

    by BROOKE GOLD HASSON | May 13, 2016
    Hurricane Alex shattered records in early 2016 when it became the first hurricane to form in the month of January since 1938. Was Hurricane Alex a sign that the tides are turning in 2016? Will Florida’s lucky hurricane-free streak finally run out?

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    Buying a Generator to Power Your Florida Home? Here’s What to Consider Before the Storm Hits.

    by BROOKE GOLD HASSON | May 13, 2016
    Too often, Florida homeowners wait until a storm is looming to purchase a generator, and grab the first one that looks up to the task. But there’s more to consider when selecting a generator to power up your home during a storm. Let’s take a look…

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    6 Memorial Day Disasters and How You Can Prevent Them

    by BROOKE GOLD HASSON | May 13, 2016
    Here are six common Memorial Day disasters to watch out for, so you can welcome summer without a worry.

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    Best Air-Purifying Indoor Plants for Your Florida Home

    by BROOKE GOLD HASSON | May 06, 2016
    Our homes are often filled with furniture, building materials, and cleaning products emitting toxins that can be hazardous to our health. The good news is that there’s an easy and affordable way to reduce some of these indoor air pollutants … plants! Here are eight houseplants that can help purify indoor air in your Florida home.

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    2016 Florida Laws That Will Impact Homeowners

    by BROOKE GOLD HASSON | Apr 20, 2016
    The 2016 state legislative session was smooth sailing compared to last year’s dramatic turn of events. The results are in… Here’s a rundown of newly signed – and rejected – Florida laws that will have a direct impact on homeowners.

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