Don’t Let Your Hoverboard – and Your Home – Go Up in Smoke

Hoverboard self-balancing scooters are one of the hottest new products – quite literally. Some imported hoverboards have caught on fire while charging, and even while in use. From December 1, 2015, to February 17, 2016, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) … Continue reading

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Parent Involvement Key in Teen Driving Safety

Sadly, traffic crashes are the leading cause of death for U.S. teens. Perhaps this is because teens are particularly vulnerable to distractions while driving, and/or are more prone to texting while driving than adults. In fact, the act of texting … Continue reading

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Pets As Passengers

Senior citizens and their pets are often inseparable, but new research suggests driving with an unsecured pet can pose a significant safety risk.
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Bon Voyage, Fido!

Summer vacation doesn’t have to mean leaving the family pet behind, but before you head to the airport, keep the following in mind:
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Remembering Boat Basics

This recent boating tragedy is a reminder that accidents often happen when safety basics are ignored or forgotten. Continue reading

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Boating After Dark

Sunset doesn’t automatically mean your boating fun is over for the day. By paying attention to your surroundings and following important safety tips, you can enjoy your time on the water well into the nighttime hours.

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No Boundaries for Natural Disasters

Natural disasters continue to dominate the headlines. And although some areas of the world tend to be more risk-prone to catastrophes, the fact is that hurricanes, tornados, hail storms, flooding and wildfires can occur most anywhere.

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Sinkhole Signs From the Inside

Below is a list of things to look for inside your house that could be signs of a developing sinkhole. Keep in mind that these visual clues may be signs of unrelated sinkhole issues, such as settlement or subsidence. However, if you have concerns or are in doubt, getting advice from a specialist a like real estate inspector or civil engineer is prudent.

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Signs of Sinking

Below is a list of things to look for on your property and on the outside of your house that could be signs of a developing sinkhole. Continue reading

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Hosting a Bacteria-Free Picnic

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, foodborne disease causes an estimated 9.4 million illnesses, nearly 56,000 hospitalizations and 1,351 deaths annually in the United States.

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