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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[...]

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 […]

Water Heater Maintenance Will Prolong Useful Life

Vince’s vacation bliss lasted almost 10 minutes after he returned home. Then he went downstairs and discovered his basement soaking in two inches of water from a water heater leak. The bill for fixing carpet, drywall and a pool table? Over $20,000.   Like many homeowners, Vince installed his[...]