Fire Safety the Size of a Tuna Can

Once exclusive to commercial facilities, automatic fire suppression systems are gaining popularity in the home. According to the National Fire Protection Association, kitchens are the leading hotspot for home fires. NFPA says two out of every five home fires start … Continue reading

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Home Projects and Hospital Visits

According to the Home Safety Council, “an estimated 43 million homeowners attempted some 57 million home improvement projects in 2011, but about one in five were expected to sustain some kind of injury.”

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Sewer Back-Ups Stink

Backups can be caused when heavy rains or flooding overload municipal sewer lines and force water back through pipes connected to the sewage system or by clogs in individual pipes. Contaminated water can enter floor drains, toilets and showers, potentially damaging your home or belongings. Continue reading

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Navigating the Off-Season

Preparing a boat for winter storage is critical in cold-weather areas. Otherwise, water, ice and mold damage can produce expensive repairs that may not be covered by insurance.

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