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Better Ways to Store Flammables at Home

We all have flammables in our home, but do you know how to properly store them when they’re not in use? Many people do not. When stored improperly, flammables can have devastating consequences including poisoning, fires, and explosions. So if you keep gasoline, propane or other flammables in or around… Read more »

Gas Leak

Take These Actions if You Suspect a Gas Leak

You might not realize how much you depend on natural gas. From our hot water heaters to gas stovetops, natural gas is everywhere. And as gas lines tend to be buried below the surface of the ground, it’s easy to forget they’re there. That is until you smell the tell-tale… Read more »

Protection Against Indoor Flooding

Protection Against Indoor Flooding

Flooding of a home or business property is a calamity that no one wants to experience. Even in the U.S. where flood prediction and mitigation is quite advanced, flood damage occurs all too often, amounting to over $6 billion worth of damage and contributing to the deaths of about 140… Read more »

Annual Mold Inspections Might Be Smart

Annual Mold Inspections Might Be Smart

Mold can cause big problems for your home or business. And with the unusually wet year we’ve had, mold has been given ample opportunities to grow. It’s not always easy to spot, though. That’s because mold not only grows in obvious places—like on your shower curtain—but it can also appear… Read more »

Signs of Water Damage in Walls

Signs of Water Damage in Walls

No one wants to deal with water damage, and it can be especially disheartening to find water damage in your walls. This is because there are a number of things behind your walls that can be causing the damage—and finding the source of the problem can be costly. Unfortunately, in… Read more »

Understanding Smoke Damage

Understanding Smoke Damage

Fires can destroy a home or business. In 2015, there were 1,345,500 fires reported in the United States. And these fires caused 3,280 civilian deaths. So we know the danger of fire in addition to the damage it can cause. One thing many people don’t talk about, however, is smoke… Read more »

Water Damage? Best to Hire IICRC Certified Specialists

Water Damage? Best to Hire IICRC Certified Specialists

Water and flood damage is something that a lot of home and business owners have to deal with. Understandably, damage like this causes a big headache, and it’s definitely a time when you should call in the professionals. But what does it mean to hire a “professional” when it comes… Read more »

September is National Preparedness Month

September is National Preparedness Month

While every family would like to think they’re prepared for a disaster, the truth is that many aren’t. Luckily, September is National Preparedness Month. It’s the perfect time of year to ensure that you have a game plan in place if disaster strikes. While no one wants to be the… Read more »

Tornadoes in August

Tornadoes in August

Once the month of August rolls around, most of us are waving goodbye to tornado season. With peak tornado season falling mostly in the months of May and June, August means the worry of tornadoes is moving further and further away. But while it would be great if tornadoes could… Read more »

Dangers of Frayed Lamp and Appliance Wires

Dangers of Frayed Lamp and Appliance Wires

You might be taking a huge risk that you’re not even aware of. In today’s electricity-powered world, we have an excess of cords. This doesn’t just tie back to smartphones and laptops, though. We also have lamps, microwaves, coffee makers, and toasters. Our televisions are constantly plugged in, as are… Read more »