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Monthly Archives: October 2014
Thanksgiving Day conjures up delicious images for thousands of American families. Unfortunately, cooking is the leading cause of home fires on Thanksgiving Day. In fact, according to the American Red Cross, cooking fires nearly double on Thanksgiving Day, causing more … Continue reading
One of the most damaging consequences of a hurricane result from the wall of water, known as a storm surge, that gets pushed ashore. The National Hurricane Center has released an online mapping tool to help homeowners get a better … Continue reading
Although the danger of striking an animal exists year-round, several factors combine to make the risk especially acute during autumn.
Plumbing located within exterior walls or unheated crawl spaces is most vulnerable to freezing or bursting. These precautions can help prevent damage to pipes and subsequent flooding:
The threat of fires is a serious one. According to the National Fire Protection Association, in 2013, there were 1,240,000 fires reported in the US. These fires caused 3,240 civilian deaths, 15,925 civilian injuries, and $11.5 billion in total property … Continue reading