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Vacation Home Security

When you depart from your extra property and close it up for the season, how do you keep it safe? With modern innovations, monitoring your extra property from a distance is simpler than ever. The safest way to lock down your extra home is with the installation of a monitored… 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 »

Tips to Avoid Kitchen Fires

Tips to Avoid Kitchen Fires

Kitchen fires are the #1 cause of house fires and injuries to homeowners, so avoiding them is a worthy goal for each household. Using common-sense precautions can decrease the chance of igniting a cooking fire during meal prep, and understanding how to avoid these fires is easy and smart. Listed… Read more »

Water: No Waste, No Want

Water: No Waste, No Want

As much as most of us would like to decrease water consumption around the home, we seldom do much about it. So the next time you’re about to fork out money for your water bill, think about this. Consider that the average house uses 130,000 gallons of water annually, and… Read more »

Chimney Cleaning Essentials

Chimney Cleaning Essentials

Is there a chimney in your house? It’s important to have it cleaned often to remove hazardous buildup. But like any other task around the home, it’s important that you do the job as safely as possible. Here are two simple tips to help make cleaning your chimney easier: 1.… Read more »

Reducing Your Chances of a Robbery

Reducing Your Chances of a Robbery

Did you know that most home burglaries are planned? Robbers search for houses that are easy to enter. They know they can get in quickly, swipe your valuables, and get out without being detected. There is no method that will offer complete prevention of a home invasion. But there are… Read more »

Store Your Propane Tanks Safely

Store Your Propane Tanks Safely

Did you have any idea propane is a resource made in America? Popular for being a clean natural energy resource, and typically comes in a gas or liquid form. Propane is simple to use and inexpensive to heat and cool homes, heat water, heat appliances, barbecue food on the grill,… Read more »

Using Fire Extinguishers Effectively from Paul Davis

Using Fire Extinguishers Effectively from Paul Davis

Did you know that 372,900 fires occur in homes every single year? These fires result in 2,530 deaths, 13,125 injuries and $7 billion in property loss each year, according to the US Fire Administration. Shockingly, fire extinguishers were present in only 4% of these fires. If a fire occurred in… Read more »

What Everyone Should Know About Wildfires!

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 »