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Stay Cool & Safe

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Posted on May 28, 2019 in Safety

During the summer, many people are concerned about staying cool. Whether you rely on a central air-conditioning unit, a fan or a window AC unit, be aware of safety threats they may pose. Air conditioners and fans are everyday appliances, and knowing how to properly clean, fix and maintain them is important for your safety!… Continue reading.

Tornado tips

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Posted on Apr 01, 2019 in Safety

Tornado season is upon us. Do you know what to do if you’re in the path of a tornado? If you’re inside during a tornado, take shelter in a windowless, interior room; a storm cellar; or the lowest level of the building. Stay away from glass doors and windows to avoid debris from heavy wind. … Continue reading.

Tornado tips:

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Posted on Mar 29, 2019 in Safety

Tornado season is upon us. Do you know what to do if you’re in the path of a tornado? If you’re inside during a tornado, take shelter in a windowless, interior room; a storm cellar; or the lowest level of the building. Stay away from glass doors and windows to avoid debris from heavy wind. … Continue reading.

Spring Cleaning?

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Posted on Feb 27, 2019 in Safety

Indoor Electrical Safety During the winter months, it’s easy for cords to get misplaced or collect some dust. Take the time to move extension cords out of high traffic areas of the home to avoid a tripping hazard and decide whether they are still useful to you.  Inspect cords, plugs and outlets to ensure everything… Continue reading.

DIY Home Projects

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Posted on Jan 30, 2019 in Safety

There’s nothing more satisfying than seeing the results of a do-it-yourself (DIY) project you’ve been working on – but are you making electrical safety a top priority when you power up the necessary tools? These tips will remind you to always put safety first! Before starting on a DIY task, acquaint yourself with your home’s… Continue reading.

Generator safety protocols for your home

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Posted on Dec 27, 2018 in Safety

When preparing for winter weather, many homeowners rely on whole house generators and portable generators to power their homes in the event of a long-term power outage. While they are great resources for your home, there are three major risks that are important to consider. Risk #1: Carbon Monoxide Poisoning To prevent carbon monoxide (CO)… Continue reading.

Snow going

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Posted on Dec 06, 2018 in Safety

The best time of the year to start winterizing your home is before the temperatures start to drop and snow is already on the ground, but if you’re reading this and haven’t already made those small changes to your home, consider this your nudge to get started! Preparing your home for cold temperatures doesn’t have… Continue reading.

Prevent home appliance hazards with good habits

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Posted on Oct 25, 2018 in Safety

It’s easy to underestimate the dangers posed by the appliances in your home because, let’s face it, they weren’t something you were taught to worry about. When you were a child, your parents handled all of the household duties. When you got your first apartment, your landlord took care of the problems. Now that you… Continue reading.

Electrical overloads

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Posted on Sep 19, 2018 in Safety

No matter what time of year, whether it’s the holidays, full of bright decorations covering every inch of your home, or summertime, when you just can’t seem to plug in enough fans to keep cool, it’s never the wrong time to talk about electrical overloads — and how to prevent them, spot them, and fix… Continue reading.

Understanding your home’s electrical system

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Posted on Sep 07, 2018 in Safety

Many move into a new home without understanding the electrical system that makes all the electronics work. Would you know how to trip the main circuit if someone was being shocked in the bathroom? “Understanding how your home’s electrical system functions is important not only to keep it properly maintained, but for your safety if… Continue reading.

Update in progress

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Posted on Aug 13, 2018 in Safety

Electricity is a major cause of house fires each year. Since outdated electrical systems can’t handle the demands of today’s devices, malfunctions, electrical fires, injury and electrocution may result. We may forget that like our phones, which update with a simple press of a button, homes need an occasional update, too! You might be tempted… Continue reading.

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