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Vacation Home Security

When you leave your vacation property and close it up for the year, how do you keep it safe? With modern innovations, protecting your vacation home remotely is simpler than it’s ever been. The most effective way to lock down your vacation home is to have a monitored security system… 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 worthy goal for every household. Taking common-sense precautions can decrease the chance of igniting a cooking fire during meal prep, and understanding how to avoid these fires is simple and smart. Listed… Read more »

Water: Waste Not, Want Not

Water: Waste Not, Want Not

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

Chimney Cleaning Tips

Chimney Cleaning Tips

Chimney cleaning is no easy task, but it’s important to remove buildup to remove a potential fire hazard. But like any other important task, it’s important that you do it the right way. Included below are two convenient tips to help with cleaning your chimney: 1. Have the right tools… Read more »

Keeping Criminals at Bay

Keeping Criminals at Bay

The majority of home burglaries are premeditated Criminals seek out homes that are easy to enter. They know they can get in quickly, find your valuables, and leave without being detected. There isn’t a method that will offer complete prevention of a home invasion. But there are a few simple… Read more »

Top 3 Safety Tips in Storing Propane Tanks

Top 3 Safety Tips in Storing Propane Tanks

Did you know 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 affordable to heat and cool properties, heat water, heat appliances, cook food on the grill, make food… Read more »

Fire Extinguisher Safety from Paul Davis

Fire Extinguisher Safety from Paul Davis

Can you believe that 372,900 house fires occur every single year? These fires result in 2,530 deaths, 13,125 injuries and $7 billion in property damage annually, according to the US Fire Administration. Shockingly, fire extinguishers were present in just four percent of these fires. If a fire happened in your… 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 »