electricity safety

May is National Electricity Safety Month

Electricity is a part of our everyday lives, from powering the coffee maker in the morning to home lights at night. It’s easy to forget that the current running through the house can cause serious damage to your health and your property. May is National Electricity Safety Month. By being aware of potential electrical hazards […]

HVAC fire hazards

HVAC Fire Hazards and Prevention

The Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning system, more commonly known as an HVAC system, is a wonderful piece of technology that helps you stay comfortable regardless of the weather outside. Like any electrical device, it can pose a fire hazard if not maintained properly. Most HVAC fire hazards are preventable with proper care and attention. […]

How to Restore Fire Damaged Jewelry

How to Clean Fire Damaged Jewelry

The average house burns at about 1,100 degrees Fahrenheit. Most fine jewelry is made of precious metals and stones with melting temperatures higher than this point. As a result, it is possible for jewelry to survive a fire even if not kept in a fireproof safe. Once the smoke has cleared, you will no doubt […]

Recovering from a house fire

Top Tips to Recover After a House Fire

A house fire can be a life changing experience for homeowners and their families. The fire can cause destruction to property and belongings in a number of ways, including flames, heat, smoke, and water. Recovering from a house fire takes time, and usually cannot be done overnight. While fire department personnel are making sure your property […]

Preventing dryer fires

How Dryer Maintenance Prevents Fires

The dryer vent is a hidden source of fire hazard in every home containing this appliance. There are many potential causes of fires in the dryer, but there are also many steps you can take towards preventing dryer fires. Common Causes of Dryer Fires Lint Buildup While most people assume that their lint traps catch […]

How to extinguish a grease fire

How to Extinguish a Grease Fire

The primary culprit for grease fires is leaving a pan unattended when cooking. The fire starts by letting the oil get too hot. Since combustibles are often in the vicinity, it becomes easy for the fire to spread. How to extinguish a grease fire will depend on the type of fire caused. How to Extinguish […]

Cleaning the fireplace

Spring Cleaning? Don’t Forget the Fireplace!

Like other areas of the home, cleaning the fireplace is also an essential aspect of regular home maintenance. And while a well-maintained and clean fireplace is always a welcome addition to a home, one that is neglected can quickly become a serious hazard. However, homeowners can rest assured that spring cleaning the fireplace is not […]

Causes of house fires

Preventing Fire Damage at Home

A house fire can often start from the misuse of appliances, heating equipment, or even smoking in bedrooms. To prevent this from happening, here is a quick look at some causes of house fires and how to prevent common fire related mishaps from occurring. Cooking Equipment With pots and pans overheating during cooking, a common […]

rain gardens

Preventing Water Damage with Rain Gardens

Water damage can happen from a variety of sources, including pooling rainwater. Depending on the grade surrounding your foundation, your home may be susceptible to damage from these occasional ponds. Rain gardens are an attractive and environmentally friendly way to help prevent water from causing damage to your home.

What to do after a flood

Cleaning Your House After a Flood

Entire basement floods can lead to electrical hazards and structural damage in addition to soaked possessions that may be in storage. Laundry or bathroom floods may be more localized, but they can cause significant problems too. In any case, knowing what to do after a flood will help speed along the cleanup process and help […]