Archive for flammable

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[...]

12 Ways to Keep Seniors Safer During the Holidays

Today’s Canadian seniors, who recently outnumbered the country’s children for the first time, are a busy group who aren’t planning to move house anytime soon. Nine of 10 seniors plan to remain in their homes as they age and studies confirm that, with the right support and lifestyle[...]

We Seldom Think About a Wildfire Until It Happens

Given fuel, oxygen and a heat source, wildfires can rapidly grow into enormous, hungry beasts with terrifying power and seemingly vicious intent. Large wildfires concoct private weather systems, roaring with self-propelled winds of nearly 200 kilometres per hour that fan flames further. Their[...]

A Rotten Egg Smell Can Be Your Best ‘Gas Leak’ Warning

What is that smell? It’s a question you’ve probably asked yourself when you walk into your home after a long trip or a few days before trash day, but it could be a warning. That rotten egg smell you’ve encountered could be the tell-tale sign of a gas leak.   This smell isn’t just a[...]