How Fire Safety Savvy Are You? Take the Quiz!

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Knowing about fire safety and prevention is real lifesaving information. Take this short test to see how much you know. 1)  Where should you install smoke alarms? a) On every level of your home b) Inside bedrooms c) Outside sleeping areas d) All of the above 2)  How far away should flammable items – such […]

How To Pick The Perfect Battery Backup Sump Pump

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If your home has a basement, you’re probably familiar with sump pumps. Sump pumps are like kickers on NFL teams – you only notice them when they don’t come through. Instead of blowing a game for you, if a sump pump fails, your basement can flood and a valuable investment can be ruined. Learning about […]

CFL Safety

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CFL light bulbs are a great way to be more energy efficient and save money, but when they’re poorly made they can be dangerous. Here’s a story of a CFL gone wrong: This is a picture of a CFL light bulb from my bathroom. I turned it on the other day and then smelled smoke […]

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Moisture and Mold Problems: Preventing and Solving Them in Your Home

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Whether it’s the slimy black spots on your shower curtain, the fuzzy white patches on your basement floor, or the slick orange film that forms on your kitchen drain, household mold is more than unsightly. In some cases, mold in your home can make you sick, especially if you have allergies or asthma. Whether or […]

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Summer Parties Happen. Don’t Let Them Be Summer Fires.

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Summer parties are so much fun! You’ve got friends and family around, you light up the grill and start a campfire…but unless you take care to follow safety rules, that great time can turn dangerous fast. Grilling Gone Wrong On July 4th, a grill caused a massive fire at a large apartment complex. The blaze […]

Preventing Water Damage

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One of the most devastating events you can face is a flood. Whether it’s Mother Nature or faulty plumbing, there are several ways to minimize the possibility of damage. Keep in mind, it’s not just the damage caused by water, if floorboards and insulation get damp, then mold can quickly develop. Take precautions to protect […]

How to Stop a Grease Fire

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When cooking with oil or greasy meat, there’s always the possibility of the grease igniting. Here’s how to prevent a grease fire from ruining more than just your dinner. Grease Fire Do’s Above all, remain calm. Here’s what you should do: Put on oven mitts to protect your hands. Eliminate the heat source by turning […]

Preventing Ice Dams

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An Ice Dam is a ridge of ice that forms at the edge of a roof and prevents melting snow and water from draining off the roof.  The water that backs up behind the dam can leak into the home, causing damage to walls, ceilings, insulation and other areas. Preventing and Dealing with Ice Dams […]