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Carbon Monoxide Safety Tips for Chimneys and Furnaces

Nov 15, 2017

Winter is here. And while you’ve probably fired up the furnace and stocked up on firewood already have you studied up on carbon monoxide safety? A common output of malfunctioning or improperly used appliances, carbon monoxide is a poisonous gas that’s nicknamed the “silent killer” because you can’t see it, smell it or taste it. […]

Home Safety Checklist: 7 Items New Homeowners Should Check

Jul 5, 2016

Home safety may not be the first thing you think about when moving into a new home. Sure, you may have had a home inspector check the property before you bought the place, but this inspection may not find every defect in a home. To help guide you, here’s a home safety checklist you may want to […]

7 College Winter Break Safety Tips

Nov 29, 2013

Heading home for winter break becomes something of a ritual for many college kids. Students finish their exams, say goodbye to their friends for a few weeks, and prepare for a return to doing chores, coming home before their parents’ curfew, and sleeping in. But, all too often, students head home without realizing the best […]

3 Dorm Safety Tips Every College Student Should Know

Jul 30, 2013

Safety in the dorm room may not be the first thought on a new college student’s mind, but as a parent it should be your main concern. While dormitories are a great place to meet new friends and socialize, they can also be dangerous if the proper precautions aren’t taken. With a solid security plan […]

Top 3 Turkey Frying Safety Tips

Nov 16, 2012

Turkey frying is an exceptional way to lock in the delicious flavor and juices of a Thanksgiving bird while offering a crisp and tasty alternative to the traditionally roasted main dish. Unfortunately, turkey frying can become very dangerous if it’s done without general fire safety knowledge. According to the National Fire Protection Association’s 2012 Home Fires […]

Keep Home Security in Mind When Hiring a Contractor

Oct 17, 2012

Homeowners know all too well that appliances break, pipes leak, and sometimes home upgrades and repairs are a necessity. While we all wish we had a neighbor like Bob Vila, the reality is sometimes we need to hire the help of a home contractor to do the work for us. But giving a stranger free […]

How to Assess the Security Risks of an Apartment Building

Aug 6, 2012

Some people feel property ownership is an integral part of the American Dream, while others are staunch advocates for the flexibility and convenience that comes along with renting. But one thing that apartment dwellers and home buyers have in common, though, is an interest in determining the security risks of a property before moving in. […]

6 Steps to Reducing Those Annoying False Security Alarms at Home

Jul 13, 2012

False alarms on a home security system can be just as bad as no alarm at all. Just ask city dwellers if they run outside in their slippers every time they hear a car alarm go off. Of course not! The frequency of these (often benign) events has desensitized most people to the sound. But, […]