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.
We posted about this a few weeks ago, but today, this post is very pertinent. It is extremely cold out there and we not only need to keep ourselves, our children and our pets safe, but we also need to keep our homes safe from this extreme cold.
It’s really cold out there today and combine that with the windchill factor, it’s even colder. Area schools know that and therefore closed school for the day.
Most pets need to do their business outdoors, but don’t be fooled that their fur coats are keeping them warm. Some important tips to remember when taking your pet outside in these temps are: Continue reading Keep Your Pets Safe in the Cold Weather
If you find mold in your home, there are different characteristics that can help you identify what kind of mold you’ve found. Continue reading Different Types of Mold
Continuing with the theme of saving money from my last post, I’m sharing ideas how to extend the life of your holiday leftovers and make them new again. During this time of the year, my fridge is stockpiled with all sorts of leftovers covered in aluminum foil. After a day or two, my family gets tired of eating the same thing over and over again. There are so many options our there. Below are some that caught my eye. Jamie Oliver has some really good ideas. Continue reading Make Holiday Leftovers New Again
Recovering from the holidays can take a toll on your pocket. So, in order to help replenish those pockets, some tips to save money around the house are below. Continue reading Tips to Save Money at Home
Aside from following our company’s mission statement and vision, we also have a set of values that our employees know and follow. We strive to follow these Code of Values everyday in all of our interactions. Continue reading Rainbow International of Chicago North Shore Lives by a Code of Values
During the holidays, we spend more time with our loved ones chatting, watching TV or movies, playing games and of course lots of cooking. In this day and age, it is very easy to get distracted entertaining friends and family while we are cooking. This can make for a dangerous situation in your home’s kitchen. Kitchen related fires are the leading cause of fires in homes. We can keep our family and homes safe by following a few simple tips: Continue reading Keep Your Kitchen Safe During the Holidays
As we all begin to prepare to travel for the holidays, especially if you plan on traveling tonight and or tomorrow, we should make sure that we are prepared for the possible upcoming storm. Below is a video forecast from WGN9 News. Continue reading Be Prepared: Chicago Winter Driving Tips
Mold is important to outdoor life as it helps break down organic matter, but we don’t want to see mold in our homes or businesses. Mold and moisture go hand in hand. Mold spores are not harmful until they are combined with a damp surface to grow on.