how to clean a fireplace

How to Clean a Fireplace

As the winter season approaches, it is important to understand how to clean a fireplace properly.  After all, if you own a fireplace, you’ll probably find yourself curled up and enjoying the warmth at some point during the next few months.  While fireplaces are one of the most enjoyable features of a home, they can […]

holiday fire safety

Holiday Fire Safety

Did you know that the holiday season is one of the most dangerous times of the year when it comes to fire-related accidents?  Because we get so wrapped up in the festivities, we often fail to take account of the numerous fire hazards we surround ourselves with.  Between Christmas lights, cooking equipment, and fireplaces, more […]

causes of a leaning chimney

Causes of a Leaning Chimney

Anyone who has ever lived through the experience of having a leaning chimney knows it’s a scary one.  Looking up at your roof and seeing that the chimney is leaning in one direction instead of standing up straight can be extremely frightening.  Because it is so overwhelming and seemingly hard to deal with, many people […]

choosing a fire extinguisher

Choosing a Fire Extinguisher

The last thing any homeowner wants is a fire in the home. If it does happen, however, having a fire extinguisher on hand can help minimize the danger and damage. Choosing a fire extinguisher takes more than going to the store and grabbing one off the shelf; you’ll need to make sure you pick the […]

Top 10 Outdoor Brush Burning Safety Tips

It’s almost the time of year for brush burning in Georgia. Currently, outdoor burning is permitted between September 1st and April 30th. So, if you’re getting ready to dispose of yard debris, keep these 10 brush burning safety tips in mind. Top 10 Outdoor Brush Burning Safety Tips Get your permit from the GA Forestry […]

Should I Install a Home Fire Sprinkler System?

A home fire sprinkler system is not required in most residential builds, nor are they very common even though they can save lives and minimize fire damage to a property. It is a personal decision whether or not you install one in your own home. Here, we look at the benefits of installing a home […]

Creating a Family Disaster Plan for Fires and Floods

At Tidal Wave Response, we see many types of home emergencies from floods to fires. Family disaster plans aren’t just for earthquakes or hurricanes; they’re great to have for any type of emergency. Here, we’ve compiled some tips for creating a family disaster plan. Tips for Creating a Family Disaster Plan Before you create a […]

Fireworks Safety this 4th of July

There are few things that symbolize Independence Day more than fireworks. Whether as a show put on by the city, a neighbor, or yourself, fireworks are so commonplace and readily available that it can be easy to forget they can be dangerous. Fireworks can harm not only people, but properties as well, leading to home […]

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 […]

Backyard fire safety

Backyard Fire Safety and Prevention Tips

Summer is here, and so are outdoor grills and fire pits. Most households in the US own a grill or a fire pit, and most will host grill outs or barbecues over these warm months. It is easy to get relaxed when having fun with friends and family. Taking steps towards practicing backyard fire safety […]