According to the NFPA, fire departments responded to an average of 366,600 house fires a year during 2007-2011. House fires can cause massive damage to your home and your family. The key to home fire safety is being prepared. Make preparing your home fun for your entire family by having a fire hazard hunt. Continue reading Fire Hazard Hunt
Dry winter air brings on a ton of annoying ailments in your home including dry skin, chapped lips and nosebleeds. Humidifiers can help combat that, but before you place one in your home or office, follow these tips for proper use and care of humidifiers. Continue reading Use and Care of Home Humidifiers
According to the EPA, indoor air quality is one of the top five environmental risks to public health. 87 percent of American homeowners are unaware that the air pollution in their homes may be worse than the pollution outside (two to five times worse on average, but sometimes as much as 100 times!). A scary fact is that almost 2 million people die prematurely from conditions connected to indoor air pollution. As super easy way to improve air quality in your home is by placing plants in your home.
Include these house plants into your home arrangement and you’ll be on your way to improving your air quality. Continue reading Improve Air Quality with Plants
Home fires affect many people’s homes every year. During the winter, home fires rise in number because everyone is trying to stay warm. Home fires can very quickly change your life. Follow these tips below to avoid home fires. Continue reading How to Avoid Home Fires
As we’ve discussed before, mold grows naturally indoors and outdoors. When mold grows, spores start to fly in the air and can easily be breathed in. Everyone reacts differently to inhaling mold, some become very ill and others show allergic reactions. Since many of spend most of our time indoors, it is important to try improve our air quality. The EPA has stated that the indoor air quality is often 2-5 times worse than outdoor air. Continue reading Air Quality and Mold
No one ever wants to find mold in their home. Mold can spread quickly and cause damage to your home and your family’s health. Mold can begin growing in as little as 24 hours after a flood. So the best defense against a flood is a good defense. Follow these tips to stop mold from even forming in your home. Continue reading Protect Your Home From Mold
Bathrooms are probably the one room in your home most likely to suffer from water damage, since it is the rooms that houses many water fixtures. That being said, it’s a good idea to do quick run through inspections in your bathrooms every so often. Catching water damage in an early stage will also end up being easier on your pockets. Continue reading Bathroom Water Damage
If you’re like me, you don’t enjoy doing laundry, but it needs to be done weekly, if not more often. Did you know that a fire can start in your home, if you are not careful with your clothes dryer? Keep your family and your home safe by following these safety tips. Continue reading Prevent a Clothes Dryer Fire
No one wants a wet basement and all the hassle that comes with cleaning up and fixing it. Water damage comes into your home not only via floods, but it can also come into your home from rapidly melting snow and burst pipes.
Follow these five tips and you will be closer to keeping your basement dry.
Continue reading 5 Ways to Prevent Wet Basements
It’s funny how easily we take the comforts of home for granted like running water and electricity. These days, almost everything is plugged in. Every few feet there’s an electrical outlet in your home or office. It’s an understatement to say that electricity makes our lives much easier, but we have to remember that we also need to make sure that we are using electricity as safe as possible and avoid electrical fires.
Continue reading Preventing Electrical Fires