The transition to cooler temperatures means spending more time indoors, eating more home-cooked meals, and unfortunately, the most common month for house fires.
A fire prevention survey revealed alarming insights about Americans’ lack of preparedness when it comes to fires. The survey showed that December is the most common month for house fires, with cooking as the leading cause ― making December one of the riskiest times of year. It’s important to remember to practice fire safety in your home throughout the entire year.
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The winter is full of fun, merriment, and whimsy, however, there is more to it than just that. There are also plummeting temperatures and piles of snow. These things can negatively affect your home. Because of that, it is important to prepare for the worst and to know the correct way of dealing with all potential problems.
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Unlike a hurricane, an earthquake is a natural disaster which strikes quickly and without warning. However, just like a hurricane, home and condo owners can take measures to prepare and react to them as best as possible. Here are some simple steps to keep in mind.
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Natural disasters such as hurricanes, tornadoes, or floods often come without much warning. So, it’s important to be adequately prepared ahead of time so that you can protect yourself and your family during the event. But it is equally important to take steps to make your home and surrounding areas as safe as possible even after things have seemingly ended.
Cheryl Luptowski is the Public Information Officer/Home Safety Expert for NSF International, an independent public health and safety organization that writes standards and certifies products for the food, water and consumer goods industries to m...View Full ProfileRecent Articles
Bed bugs are one of the fastest growing pests infiltrating homes; and once they move in, they are one of the most difficult houseguests to get rid of. In order to better protect your home, it is important to understand how bed bugs find their way in. They like to travel and frequently hide in suitcases, purses and shoes, in search of a new food supply. Bed bugs are human parasites that feed on blood, so their goal is to live where you do. Their small size is one of the reasons they are difficult to detect.
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It would be pretty hard to find a Christmas tree worth $2 million. That’s a lot of gold tinsel and diamond-encrusted ornaments. But, as one Allstate customer found when an artificial Christmas tree caught fire in the family’s living room, a Christmas tree can cost you $2 million. Fortunately, no one was hurt. But the fire caused nearly $2.4 million in losses and serves as a sobering reminder that the holiday season – while full of joy – is also a risky time for home safety and security.
From 2010 to 2011, Mabe was president and chief executive officer of the Economical Insurance Group, one of the largest property-casualty insurance companies in Canada. From 1982 to 2010, she held a number of management roles at Nationwide, incl...View Full ProfileRecent Articles
The shortening of summer sunlight and cooler temperatures clue humans to start preparing for the winter months. Insects interpret the weather changes in the same way, which means seeking a structure to wait out the winter. Unfortunately, your home may be their perfect habitat. Insects by the hundreds or more will look for crevices in warm, sunny locations which may eventually lead them into your living spaces. Here is some simple advice you can take to prevent these pesky insects from entering your home, and what to do if they have already made your home their own.
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A home is broken into every 15 seconds according to the FBI. Police might catch 10 out of 100 burglars. U.S. homes are targeted with 16 million property crimes annually according to the U.S. Bureau of Justice. Burglary costs over $4.5 billion annually with over $2000 in losses to those affected. In order to help protect your belongings, your family, and your home, here is some expert advice.
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Preparing your home for a storm or hurricane can lessen the potential damage to your property. There are simple things homeowners can do to get ready for the storm to protect your home from developing a mold problem after flooding. Here is some expert advice in doing so.
Robert Weitz is Chief of Operations and Principal of RTK Environmental Group, LLC. He is a licensed Lead Inspector Risk Assessor in New York and Connecticut, and holds the Certified Microbial Investigator accreditation from the American Council ...View Full ProfileRecent Articles