fire extinguisher

How to Inspect A Fire Extinguisher

 One of the most important pieces of equipment in your home or office is a fire extinguisher. Portable fire extinguishers are great tools to include as part of your fire safety plan. When used properly, they can stop small fires from spreading through a building, reduce damages to property and most importantly, save lives. […]

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How to Get Rid of Ice Dams: Prevention and Remedies

Icicles hanging over the roofs and eaves of homes may look beautiful in the winter months, but icicles also signify a problem with roof drainage. If not addressed, icicles can lead to ice dams that can cause damages to homes and even injury if not remedied. What is an Ice Dam? Ice dams form when […]

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Common Water Damage in a Home and Business

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association, as little as six inches of water can sweep someone off their feet, and 12 inches of water can move a small vehicle. SUVs, vans, and trucks will get swept away in 18 to 24 inches of water. Water can also be destructive to buildings, homes, and other structures from a rainfall, tropical storm, […]

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5 Tips to Prevent Mold in Winter

As the winter months approach, many home and business owners think mold issues will disappear. After all, household mold is most commonly discovered during hot, humid months. You may be surprised to learn that mold can thrive in colder months. But why does mold grow in the winter? And how do you prevent mold in […]

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Holiday Fire Hazards: Staying Safe This Season

The holidays are a wonderful time of year! From festive decorations to gathering around the table, the season brings happiness, cherished memories, and cheer to many families. Chances are your holiday traditions include a warm fire in the fireplace, or twinkling lights on a tree, or a day of cooking in the kitchen. Some holiday […]

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smoke damage

How to Remove Smoke Odor After a Fire

 According to the National Fire Protection Association, there are more than 350,000 house fires a year. For homeowners who have experienced a loss due to a fire, the cleanup and recovery can be challenging. Smoke residue can build up and leave a lingering unpleasant odor and if left untreated, can be hard to remove. […]

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Frozen Pipes

5 Tips to Prevent Frozen Pipes

As we head into winter and cold weather arrives, it’s important to understand ways to prevent frozen pipes in a home or business. Frozen pipes can become a nightmare for homeowners, and if not addressed, can burst and cause water damage. Frozen pipes can cause thousands of dollars in damages, but the good news is […]

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Do You Have an Emergency Response Plan for Your Business?

According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, it is estimated that nearly 40% of businesses never reopen after experiencing a disaster caused by a fire, flood, severe storm, or another extreme event. And of those that do, 25% will shut down within two years. Those are startling statistics, but business owners that have an emergency […]

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Top Causes of a House Fire

According to the National Fire Protection Association, every 24 seconds a fire department in the United States is called out to respond to a fire. In 2019, fires caused more than $14.8 billion in property damages. While scary, most house fires are preventable. The first step in fire prevention is understanding what causes home fires […]

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How to Prepare Your Home for Winter

Even though Fall has just arrived, now is a good time to start preparing your home for winter weather. Falling leaves, plunging temperatures, and winter storms can cause issues for homeowners, so be sure to take time to get ready for winter now.  With some planning, you can minimize damages to your home as well […]

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