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How to Fend Off the Flu at Work

It’s National Preparedness Month and we want you to be prepared for the upcoming flu season (October through May).

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How to Know if Mold Is in Your Walls

Mold often grows out of sight in wall cavities due to water problems like flooding or leaks.

sewage backup
What Causes Sewage Backups in Homes?

When floodwater contains contaminants and viruses that present serious risks of illness, it is considered black water.

extension cord safety
The Top Extension Cord Safety Tips

Does your home have too many electrical devices and too few outlets to plug them all? Chances are you’re using extension cords to power up your electrical devices.

water damage
Preventing Water Damage in Winter

Water can damage your home even in winter.

frozen pipes
Frozen Pipes? Here’s What You Should Do

Water bursting through frozen pipes is a common sight in homes during periods of very cold weather.

sump pump
How to Prevent Your Sump Pump Line from Freezing

If your sump pump discharge hose freezes, the sump pump is forced to work harder, and could fail completely due to overheating.

Winter Fire Safety Tips

We need heat to keep us warm during cold weather, but heating the home doesn’t come without risks.

using dehumidifier
Best Practices for Using a Dehumidifier

While you can’t control the moisture outside, you can control the humidity levels in your home.

hoarding
Hoarding Safety Risks and Clean-up Procedures

Hoarders are emotionally attached to their collections and can compromise their own safety and relationships just to hold on to those items.

carbon monoxide detector
Carbon Monoxide Detector Safety Tips – Avoid This Deadly Gas in Your Home

Carbon monoxide (CO) is a poisonous gas that can be safely detected in your home only by CO detectors.

holiday lights
Holiday Lights Safety Tips

There’s something magical about lights during the holiday season … but also something dangerous.

thanksgiving
Have a Safe Thanksgiving with These Fire Prevention Tips

Thanksgiving Day is festive celebration but did you know that it’s also the leading day for home cooking fires, according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).

Flu Season Is Here – Fight the Flu by Taking These 3 Steps

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), millions of people fall ill, hundreds of thousands are hospitalized, and tens of thousands of people die from the flu [...]

after hurricane
What to Do After a Hurricane: FAQ

Post-hurricane damage is often extensive, and restoration is not something a property owner should undertake without understanding a bit more about the process.

water damage costs
How Much Does It Cost to Fix Water Damage?

This is a very common question that does not have an easy answer.

sewage backup
How to Handle Sewage Backup in a Basement

Aside from spending time and money to fix a sewage backup problem, sewage flooding also presents serious health hazards.

hvac water damaage
Preventing HVAC Water Damage

The heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system can cause extensive water damage if it’s not maintained properly.

Pool and Spa Electrical Safety Tips

When it comes to safety in and around the swimming pool or spa, drowning is usually the first danger that comes to mind.

mold or mildew
What Is the Difference Between Mold and Mildew?

Mold and mildew are types of fungi that share common features but also differ in many ways.

firework safety
How to Safely Store and Handle Fireworks

The safest way to enjoy fireworks is to attend public displays conducted by professionals.

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