It's always a relief to get through a major cold snap without a burst pipe or a power outage. But even if it seems like you made it through unscathed, there may be harder-to-spot damage around your property. Here's a 5-point checklist you can use to stop minor problems before they become major.

Before settling down in front of the fire for a long winter’s nap, there are a few important home maintenance chores that need to be taken care of first! From changing water filters to compiling a home inventory, our January home maintenance tasks focus on some often neglected areas that will really give your home a fresh start in this new year.

Winter is a great season for outdoor activities, such as sledding and skating. Cold weather, ice, and snow can be fun but also dangerous for children. The following tips will help grandparents and children enjoy winter activities safely.

Fall and winter bring cold weather and, with it, a greater risk of house fires. The American Red Cross says home fires peak in December and January, which means it's not too late to brush up on fire prevention and safety. Fire safety is especially important for older adults, because people over 65 are injured or killed by fires at twice the rate of younger people, according to the National Fire Protection Association.

Do you know how to prepare for a winter storm? Most all of us will face some type of severe winter weather in our lives. Even if you don’t live where it snows, you may travel somewhere that does.  One of the biggest risks from big winter storms is their ability to knock out your electricity, heat and communication services, sometimes for days. Here are a few tips for you if you expect you may face any crazy storms this winter.

Winter isn't a time to just stay indoors and wait for spring. There's a whole wonderland of sports out there for the entire family — sledding, snowboarding, and skiing to mention a few. Plus, someone has to shovel the snow, right? Once outdoors, however, take precautions to keep your family safe. In ice and snow, accidents can occur easily, and before you know it you might be on your way to the emergency room. It's easy to keep safe — and stay fit — during the cold months. By following a few tips, you can have a great time, no matter how much white stuff piles up outside.

There may be safety in numbers, but attending busy sporting events, concerts, and other large gatherings is not without risks. Protect yourself, your family, and your money when in a packed crowd. Here's how to prevent injury, avoid illness, deter pickpockets, and stick together.