From RAGS to RUINS!
Spontaneous Combustion: What a Homeowner Should Know

If your plans for 2017 include home maintenance or renovation projects, don’t let your dreams go up in smoke before the work is finished. Spontaneous combustion happens quickly and causes an estimated 14,000 fires each year, according to the National … Continue reading

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Prevent Wildfires – Do A Fall Cleanup!

We’ve all heard of conducting a spring cleanup around our homes – but what about a fall cleanup? As fire season seems to linger on longer every year, homeowners should understand that the best way to protect themselves from the … Continue reading

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A Homeowner’s Guide to Fire Sprinkler Maintenance

If you’re one of the growing number of people who live in a dwelling protected by fire sprinklers, congratulations on taking an important step to protect your home and family against fire. For many homeowners, fire sprinklers are an unfamiliar … Continue reading

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Kitchen Safety

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

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Gobbled by Flames

According to the U.S. Fire Administration, Thanksgiving is the busiest day of the year for residential fires, with an estimated 2,000 incidents annually. The vast majority (69 percent) of these fires start in kitchens.

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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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O Christmas Tree!

Protection Association, electrical failures or malfunctions were involved in one-third of the home fires that started with Christmas trees, and one in five occurred because a heat source was too close to the tree.
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A Leading Cause of Holiday Fires

Each year fires occurring during the holiday season claim the lives of more than 400 people, injure 1,650, and cause more than $990 million in damage, according to the U.S. Fire Administration. Home heating is one of the leading causes … Continue reading

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Chased by Fire

Wildfires can move swiftly and leave a path of destruction. Often, homeowners are forced to evacuate their homes quickly as burning embers drop from the sky. At other times, homeowners have days to prepare for an evacuation.

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Behind the Walls

Behind the walls and in the ceilings of every house is a web of electrical wires for the growing number of home electronics. Those wires, if not properly installed, insulated or grounded could create “hot spots” behind the walls that … Continue reading

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