Tag: Home Safety

Posted on 07/07/2024
Understanding & preventing damage from power surges at home
A power surge in house electrical systems can cause damage...
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Posted on 04/21/2024
Quick and easy ways to keep your garage safe
Your garage offers a convenient place to keep your vehicle safe, store tools and gardening supplies and work on a wide range of projects. The following tips can help you improve the safety of your garage to lower the risk of injuries or other harm to you and your household. Keep hazardous materials locked up Pesticide products, fertilizers...
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Posted on 12/24/2023
How to place your carbon monoxide detectors & why
Carbon monoxide leaks are an emergency situation. Gas stoves, dryers, furnaces, wood-burning fireplaces and other gas or flame-ignited appliances are all potential sources of carbon monoxide leaks. Carbon monoxide poisoning causes headaches, nausea and other symptoms, which can turn into a life-threatening emergency with continued exposure to this gas. But don't fret. Carbon monoxide detectors can provide you...
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Posted on 10/01/2023
Room revamp: Quick tips for turning your home office into a baby nursery
When expanding your family, it's always a good idea to consider the space you have available. If you've relocated or upgraded your home office to a new space in the house but still have the remnants of your old office lingering in a decent sized room, you can repurpose it into a baby's nursery. Here are a few...
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Posted on 07/02/2023
A basic guide to home security
Your home should be a space of peace and security. In...
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Posted on 05/21/2023
A basic guide to smart alarm systems
Homeowners often have many concerns, and security is...
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Posted on 03/26/2023
Natural disasters: Creating an effective emergency plan for your home
Emergencies happen, especially when there’s a natural...
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Posted on 03/05/2023
Signs of a gas leak in your home
Gas leaks are a dangerous problem for homeowners. These leaks, which can occur from gas stoves, fireplaces and other gas-powered appliances, cause natural gas to build up inside your house, which can lead to serious and potentially deadly health problems. So it's important to know when you might have a gas leak. Here are a few of the...
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Posted on 01/22/2023
Budget-friendly ways to upgrade living spaces on retirement
Home changes happen throughout the years. Whether they're for improving quality of life or peace of mind, these upgrades and renovations often cost a significant amount of money. And for those with a fixed income, living on a pension or receiving retirement/social security, it can make a hefty dent in the wallet. Here are a few ways to...
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Posted on 01/15/2023
Cozy at home: How to safely use your fireplace
Chilly fall and winter nights are a great time to use your fireplace, but it's important to do so safely. Fireplaces can be hazardous regarding house fires, burns, carbon monoxide leaks and other dangers. Before using your fireplace, make sure you're familiar with the following safety tips. Schedule a cleaning and inspection Your fireplace should be cleaned and...
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Posted on 06/19/2022
Tornado Safety Tips for Wherever You Are
Preparing for a disaster at home is key to staying safe in the event of an emergency. However, every home is different, and the likelihood of you being away from home when a disaster occurs means you should prepare for as many possible situations as you can. For tornado safety, the guidelines can vary depending on where you...
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