Simple Steps To Safer Pools
Not including boating incidents, on average about 10 people die from drowning every day in the United States, according to Injury Facts the annual statistical report on unintentional injuries produced by the National Safety Council. Pool Safely This Summer: Take the Pledge NSC and the Consumer Product Safety Commission are encouraging everyone to keep water safety top […]
Many household items can be deadly to a curious child. SafeKids.org has many videos and other resources that can help you make your home safe for your children.
Spring Maintenance Checklist
Spring daylight saving time is the perfect time to perform basic maintenance in and around your home. It’s time to “spring forward” for daylight saving. Since the time change occurs twice a year, daylight saving is the perfect time to perform basic maintenance in and around your home: Test your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. […]
Avoiding Fraud During Tax Season
Fraudulent activity rises during tax season, and for many filers, this could mean big headaches in April.
Protecting Home Systems, Appliances, and Utility Service Lines
Did you know that sudden damage to “home systems” —such as HVAC and appliances—caused by accident and breakdown is typically not covered under most warranties or service contracts? Did you know this coverage can be added to your homeowner policy? Repairs can often cost thousands of dollars. Similarly, if a gas, water, or any other […]
Roof Repair and Replacement Tips
Your roof is a valuable investment, and repairing or replacing it can be costly. To make sure the work is done right, here are 10 questions to ask a potential contractor before you sign an agreement. As you’re researching contractors for work on your home or business, it is important to remember the lowest bid may […]
How to Prevent a Dryer Fire
Did you know failure to properly clean and maintain a clothes dryer is the leading cause of a dryer fire? Here are some precautions to help prevent these fires. Have your dryer installed and serviced by a professional, and make sure it’s properly grounded Don’t use the dryer without a lint filter, and make sure […]
Reducing Tree Damage
Falling trees and limbs cause millions of dollars in damage to homes each year. Here is what you can look out for to prevent a tree from damaging your home.
Emergency Preparedness Plans
Sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Department of Homeland Security, National Preparedness Month is observed annually during the month of September. The initiative aims to drive education and awareness surrounding disaster preparation and to encourage citizens to take steps that will prepare them for disasters at home, work, school, or while […]
Fire Extinguisher Safety
It is important to know how fire extinguishers work, how to use them, how to identify which type to use, and how to maintain them before a fire takes place. When they are used correctly, fire extinguishers can save both lives and property, but many adults do not know how to properly use one. It […]