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Top 10 Reasons Your Smoke Alarm Goes Off Randomly

Smoke alarms are extremely important in keeping you and your family safe in case of a household fire.

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How to Remove Mold Stains from Clothes and Fabric

Damp clothes or fabrics can easily be infested with mold if they’re not dried in time.

Campfire Safety – Prevent Injuries and Accidental Fires

While campfires can bring warmth and joy to your camping trip, they can also be dangerous.

What is Soot and Is It Dangerous?

After a house fire, the danger unfortunately doesn’t stop once the flames have been put out.

How to Prepare for Hurricane Season

Hurricanes are the most destructive natural disasters in the U.

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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.

What Causes Sewage Backups in Homes?

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

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.

Preventing Water Damage in Winter

Water can damage your home even in winter.

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.

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.

Best Practices for Using a Dehumidifier

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

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 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.

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 [...]

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.

How Much Does It Cost to Fix Water Damage?

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

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.

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.

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