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Never Take Chances with Window Safety

Window safety is a paradoxical thing. On one hand, it is vital that you leave windows accessible and open so that they can serve as escape routes in case of a fire or other dangerous situations. On the other hand, falls from windows present a serious safety risk to children under 10, especially on upper…

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Electrical Hazards

According to the U.S. Fire Administration, “During a typical year, home electrical problems account for 67,800 fires, 485 deaths, and $868 million in property losses. Home electrical wiring causes twice as many fires as electrical appliances.” One of the most misunderstood areas of the home and home safety, almost every homeowner has some misconceptions about…

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Home Motion Detectors Secure Your Safety

Home security is an important aspect of any residential property. In fact, installing home security equipment can actually save you money on insurance premiums in some cases! There are plenty of devices on the market, ranging from the highly-effective to the truly bizarre; one of the most popular is the motion detector. Motion detectors are…

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Electrical Safety

Electrical safety is an important part of responsible homeownership. It requires that you always follow the proper procedures when working with electrical outlets and wiring. Remember, electricity can be deadly. If you’re not experienced in this work, it’s always best to call in a licensed electrician to perform repairs or improvements. That being said, here’s…

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Fire Extinguishers

Fire extinguishers have a role for only a brief moment at the beginning of a fire. Though it would be better to never have to use them at all, one aspect of fire safety is to place extinguishers throughout the house so that no matter where the fire starts, a way to put it out…

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Home in Winter

Checklist: Cold Weather Survival Tips

The best way to get through cold weather is to be prepared for it. In areas where long periods of cold weather are simply a part of life, having a winterized house is extremely important. As fuel and electricity costs continue to rise, knowing the best and most effective ways to keep your home warm…

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Pet-Proofing – Keeping Your Home & Yard Safe For Dogs or Cats

Home is a place where every life should be safe and protected from potential threats. When family members can’t take steps to protect themselves, it is up to those who can to ensure their safety. For many, pets are considered a part of the family, and as with infants or small children, they must be…

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Kitchen with gas stove

Gas Detectors

Gas detectors are more important to home safety than ever before. Indoor air pollution has become a bigger health concern than outdoor air pollution in many parts of the country. Mold and mildew are just two of the many factors that threaten our indoor air quality. Carbon monoxide and other gases from various home appliances…

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Home Improvements for Kitchen Safety

The kitchen can be a dangerous place. There is the possibility of getting cut, or accidentally getting burned while cooking. Children and adults both need to be aware of basic kitchen safety. Basic home kitchen safety can prevent foodborne illness, and other accidents from happening. Once you master these tips, you can begin to safely…

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Baby-Proofing Your Home

Bringing a new baby home is one of the most joyful occasions in a parent’s life. Unfortunately, one’s home can be filled with numerous dangers that can injure and even kill a baby. The risk of serious harm increases as babies learn to crawl, pull themselves up, and eventually walk. Because they are not aware…

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