News & Consumer Advice

Top Stories

Is a Third-Party Vehicle Warranty Worth It?
Is a Third-Party Vehicle Warranty Worth It?
Transmission Specialists
Published January 15th, 2019
Many car owners seek additional warranty coverage from third-party companies. An extended warranty can be costly, but it covers more of the vehicle for more time and more miles than the basic dealership warranties. Unfortunately, making a claim on an extended warranty can be tricky.
Welcome: NetMOVE
Welcome: NetMOVE
Moving Companies
Published January 12th, 2019
NetMOVE is a reliable moving company that we trust. After undergoing Dale’s intensive seven-point investigative review and signing on to his Make-it-Right Guarantee™, we are happy to recommend NetMOVE for all of your local and long-distance moves.
Beware of Storm Chasers
Beware of Storm Chasers
Disaster Restoration
Published January 9th, 2019
After a major storm or another natural disaster, many homeowners can be left feeling overwhelmed, hopeless, and traumatized. Once the dust settles, and everyone is at least safe, thoughts turn to rebuilding. That’s when the storm chasers show up.
Just So You Know - Photo Inventory
Just So You Know - Photo Inventory
Disaster Restoration
Published January 6th, 2019
Whether your home is damaged by fire, storms, or even a burst pipe, you will need to make an insurance claim to get back on your feet. An insurance company will pay to replace your damaged property, but they will first want proof that it existed. That's where your photo inventory comes in.
Declutter Your Home in the New Year
Declutter Your Home in the New Year
Storage & Pods
Published December 31st, 2018
It’s the new year and time for some New Year’s resolutions. If you’re feeling overwhelmed about all the things in your life you want to change, try starting by cutting down on some of those things. Make the new year a time to declutter your home, your office, and your life.
Can You “Harvest” Roof Shingles?
Can You “Harvest” Roof Shingles?
Roofing
Published December 27th, 2018
We’ve run into plenty of situations where insurance companies give homeowners the runaround, trying every which way to cheat them out of a legitimate claim, and we try to help. Sometimes, though, the insurance company comes up with some truly unusual ways of trying to skimp on their settlement.
Winter Pest Control Tips
Winter Pest Control Tips
Pest Control
Published December 24th, 2018
Just like us, many pests are looking for somewhere warm and dry to spend the cold winter months. And your house might be just the perfect spot. So if you haven’t considered winter pest control, it’s time to wake up and smell the cockroaches.
Fighting a Traffic Ticket
Fighting a Traffic Ticket
Criminal Law
Published December 21st, 2018
Perhaps you parked somewhere you thought was legal, and you came back to find a ticket on your windshield. Or you may have been going just a bit over the speed limit and had the bad luck to catch the attention of a police officer. Whatever the situation, it may pay to fight the ticket.
Dale Investigates: Leaking Gas and a Dangerous Fireplace
Dale Investigates: Leaking Gas and a Dangerous Fireplace
Chimney & Fireplaces
Published December 18th, 2018
Exposure to gas can cause severe and immediate health problems for people and pets. Even worse, if a house is filled with gas, even a small spark could set off a dangerous explosion. That’s why we were so surprised when one business seemed indifferent to the gas leaking into a customer’s house.