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Vacation Home Security

When you depart from your second property and say goodbye for the season, how do you keep it secure? With today’s updated innovations, monitoring your vacation property from a distance is easier than it’s ever been. The safest way to protect your vacation home is with the installation of a… Read more »

Fire? How to Create a Safety Escape Plan

Fire? How to Create a Safety Escape Plan

In the event of a fire, having a practiced safety escape plan can save lives. Make sure everyone knows when to call 911, how to get out, where to go, and who to contact in the event of an emergency. Remind others to practice staying low to the floor and… Read more »

Top Causes of Kitchen Fires

Top Causes of Kitchen Fires

Kitchen fires are the #1 cause of house fires and injuries to homeowners, so avoiding them is a noteable goal for every household. Taking common-sense precautions can greatly reduce the chance of starting a cooking fire during meal preparation, and understanding how to avoid these fires is simple and smart.… Read more »

Water: Waste Not, Want Not

Water: Waste Not, Want Not

As much as the majority of us want to lower water consumption around the house, we seldom do anything about it. So the next time you’re about to pay your water bill, think about this. Consider that the average house uses 130,000 gallons of water annually, and without much effort… Read more »

Chimney Cleaning Basics

Chimney Cleaning Basics

Cleaning your chimney isn’t always easy, but it’s important to remove buildup to remove a potential fire hazard. When you clean your chimney, you need to do a very thorough job to ensure the safety of your home. Here are two convenient tips to help make cleaning your chimney much… Read more »

Making Your House Less Attractive to Bandits

Making Your House Less Attractive to Bandits

The majority of home burglaries are planned Thieves want to get in and out without being detected and look for susceptible targets. While there is no fail-safe way to completely protect your home, here are some simple steps that will decrease the likelihood of a break-in. First, let’s look at… Read more »

Top 3 Safety Tips in Storing Propane Tanks

Top 3 Safety Tips in Storing Propane Tanks

Did you have any idea propane is an American-made resource? Propane’s popularity is derived from being a clean natural energy resource, and typically comes in a gas or liquid form. Propane is simple to use and affordable to heat and cool homes, heat water, heat appliances, barbecue food on the… Read more »

Fire Extinguisher Safety from Paul Davis

Fire Extinguisher Safety from Paul Davis

Did you know that 372,900 fires occur in homes every single year? These fires cause 2,530 deaths, 13,125 injuries and $7 billion in property damage each year, according to the US Fire Administration. Shockingly, fire extinguishers were present in only four percent of these fires. If a fire occurred in… Read more »

What Everyone Should Know About Wildfires!

Every year in the United States there are over 100,000 wildfires that damage approximately 5 million acres of land. In the first nine months of 2015, over 8 million acres have already burned. This is 200% higher compared to the same months in 2014. *iii.org. As of September this year,… Read more »

Did You Know September is National Preparedness Month?

Did You Know September is National Preparedness Month?

This year’s National Preparedness Month theme from FEMA and Ready.gov is “Don’t Wait. Communicate. Make Your Emergency Plan Today.” Disasters such as storms, flooding, hurricanes, and fires occur year-round throughout North America, which is why it is so important to be ready. Creating a plan and practicing it with your… Read more »