5 Emergency Items All Homes Should Have

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You never know when disaster is going to strike, or how bad that disaster is going to be. You may be stuck with a power outage for a few hours or you find yourself in the middle of a natural disaster. No matter what happens it’s important to be prepared for it. One of the […]

How To Make a 72 Hour Preparedness Kit

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Having an emergency preparedness kit to get you and your family through 72 hours of a disaster is invaluable. Putting together a 72-hour kit is easier than you may think. Not sure what to include in yours? We’ve got a few suggestions on how to get started. Start with the Essentials No 72-hour kit is […]

Winter House Fires: Causes and Prevention

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According to the US Fire Administration, approximately $2 billion in property loss occurs yearly from winter house fires. Although winter house fires do not make up a majority of the house fires in the US, they are among the most deadly house fires in the country. 890 people die each year in winter home house […]

Signs You Have Mold in Your Home

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Mold growth often goes undetected in homes. Because it usually grows within walls and unseen places it can be hard to spot early. But the earlier you catch it, the less damage it can do to your home and health. This silent danger can be catastrophic to a home when it’s left untreated. Mold continues […]

Eliminating Fire Hazards This Summer

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Summer is the time to enjoy smores over a well-controlled fire, not deal with an unexpected fire in your home. This is simple enough to avoid by doing a few things around your home and yard to keep you and your family members safe. Sure, fire and water damage restoration companies can fix your home […]

Disaster Proofing Your Home

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Though we cannot always avoid disasters, we can avoid some of the threats of disaster situations by taking some precautions and preparedness measures in our homes. With a few simple steps and a little planning ahead, you could make an emergency less of an emergency or even safe your home from ruin. Avoid panicking in […]

What You Should Have in Your Emergency Kit

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No one wants to be in an emergency, but more than that no one wants to be in an emergency when they’re unprepared. So what should you have in your emergency kit? Here are the basics you’ll need for your emergency kit so that no matter what situation you find yourself in, you’ll be prepared […]

10 Things You May Not Know About Mold

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Mold can grow on Christmas trees. Mold growth is common in areas surrounding outdoor foliage, so when you bring a living Christmas tree indoors, you may be bringing mold into your home. You can’t paint over mold. Painting over mold is a bad idea for many reasons. It will cause paint to bubble and crack […]

The Effects of Mold on Your Health

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What is mold? Mold is a sporous fungus that grows indoors and outdoors in warm, damp, and humid conditions. It is often found in basements, attics, or homes in humid climates or that have been exposed to moisture. There are thousands of different kinds of mold. Mold is common and in small amounts, it’s usually […]

Home Fire Pit: Safety Precautions You Should Be Taking

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A fire pit is an excellent addition to any back or front yard and will add some value to your home. Gathering around a fire pit in your own yard is always a good time. But make sure to keep it a good time by following a few safety precautions to avoid fire hazards. Follow […]