home tips

Learn How to Use a Fire Extinguisher – Please

We’re not trying to be alarmist here, but being able to use a fire extinguisher properly could be the difference between life and death. When a fire or any crisis happens, your adrenaline is pumping, you may feel scared, you may feel courageous. Regardless of your emotions, you need to be[...]

Cooking, The Leading Cause of House Fires

The easiest way to fight a house fire is to prevent it from occurring in the first place. So, when taking steps to prevent a house fire, it’s impossible to ignore the leading cause – cooking. Every time you enter the kitchen to cook, it’s crucial to take measures to minimize your risk of[...]

Avoid Wintertime Subterranean Termites

When temperatures drop, most insects power down for the season. Boxelder bugs retreat to snug crevices, honeybees huddle and some populations, like Monarch butterflies, migrate to warmer climes. Hardy termites, however, shrug off the cold, remaining active year-round and enjoying their cellulose[...]

Fireplace Safety Includes Smart Maintenance

The couple basked in warmth from the quietly crackling fireplace. The calm shattered minutes later. Huge flames suddenly stretched toward the flue, smoke poured forth, wood popped explosively and a whooshing sound filled the room. Hurrying outside, the horrified pair saw flames shooting from the[...]

Know the Signs of Pending Water Heater Failure

So, it’s getting colder outside and you can’t wait to take a hot shower before you head off to work. But something is wrong. It’s taking longer and longer for you to feel the water heat up, or your hot water runs out halfway through your shower. This is not how you wanted your day […]