Holiday Safety Tips

Though the winter holidays may bring freezing temperatures, it is also a time  for creating wonderful memories. As we anticipate the joy of family festivities, we should also remember to take preventive measures to keep the holidays safe and happy. We always urge you to practice sound judgment when considering these tips, and to seek the advice of a professional when needed. Around the Home s … [Read more...]

Holiday Cooking Safety Tips

Thanksgiving is the holiday that brings people together with the family dinner being the highlight of the day. The United States Fire Administration estimates more than 2,000 residential fires are reported each Thanksgiving, with cooking (69%) the leading cause. Use these tips to help keep your holiday safe! When removing lids on hot pans, tilt them away from you to protect your … [Read more...]

12 Halloween Safety Tips

Halloween is just around the corner. Even though it’s a fun holiday with costumes and candy, there are some special considerations you should make with regard to decorations, costumes, props and more.   Here are some simple tips to help you protect your property, you and your trick-or-treaters from Halloween hazards. Take care, when using electronic props, not to overload your … [Read more...]

Water Damage? Beware of Mold. 10 Tips.

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of water – a refreshing drink, a way to stay cool, something that keeps your garden healthy? While water is all of those things, it can also cause damage and health issues (mold), and all in a short period of time. One of the keys to preventing damage and mold from water is to act quickly. As always, use your best judgment in considering … [Read more...]

4 Ways To Get Ready For Hurricane Season

Hurricane season begins in June. Many of the counties located in the coastal states maintain Offices of Emergency Management that are responsible for developing plans for being prepared, reducing damage and recovering from the effects of a storm. A major part of the preparedness plans requires that these departments create community awareness of the key principles of a sound process. A sound … [Read more...]

How To Protect Your Home While You’re On Vacation

15 Important Tips To Protect Your Home While You’re Away on Vacation Many families plan their vacations around the summer school break. If your vacation will take you away from your home for more than a long weekend, please consider these tips. 1. The key to protecting your home from burglars is to make it appear as if you’ve never left. • Either stop your mail and newspaper or make … [Read more...]

10 Electrical Fire Safety Tips

    U.S. fire departments responded to an estimated annual average of 47,820 reported home structure fires involving electrical failure or malfunction in 2007-2011. These fires resulted in 455 civilian deaths, 1,518 civilian injuries and $1.5 billion in direct property damage. Replace or repair damaged or loose electrical cords. Avoid running extension cords across … [Read more...]

Spring Electrical Fire Safety Tips

Spring is the time when we are drawn outdoors to get our property ready for the summer season. There are a few electrical safety tips that can help prevent accidents and fires. Down Power Lines Downed power lines always represent potential danger. Do not go anywhere near a downed power line. Always assume they are active. Call 911 if you feel there is immediate danger. For more … [Read more...]

Water Damage Restoration ~ What You Need To Know

Water restoration for residences or commercial property is a very complex process, one that can create plenty of big problems for the victims of water damage. It’s both an art and a science, and it requires a very experienced team of professionals to achieve success without problems. When choosing a professional restoration service you will want to be sure they: Provide a plan of action … [Read more...]

Winter Water Damage Restoration ~ Dealing with Winter Conditions

Water damage from winter weather can cause significant damage. Even small splits in pipes can create thousands of dollars in damage. Taking the proper steps to prepare for extreme temperatures can help, we explain how here. When you encounter extreme winter weather conditions, especially if there is damage, quick action is very important. Dealing with Pipes that have frozen or burst So what … [Read more...]