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Home safety should be a priority for you and your family. Be pro-active and prevent accidents by ensuring your home is secure and protected – especially when pets and small children are involved.

  • How to Protect Your Home from Allergens

    Ana M. Ferrer  Posted by Ana M. Ferrer on April 10, 2014

    For many people, spring means saying goodbye to the polar vortex otherwise known as winter. For others, spring means one thing: allergy season. Allergy season can be its own kind of torture for many people. Itchy and watery eyes, runny noses, sneezing, congestion - and...

  • Pool Safety Tips for the Summer

    Ana M. Ferrer  Posted by Ana M. Ferrer on April 11, 2014

    Nothing beats the dog days of summer better than taking a dip in your pool . For so many families, swimming pools and spas are great for spending time together having fun and even getting in some exercise as the same time! However, with all the fun and sun during the summer,...

  • Home Safety Tips for Seniors

    Nicole La Capria  Posted by Nicole La Capria on April 22, 2014

    If your loved one's ability to do things on his own is decreasing, you may begin to worry for his safety. Ensuring his home is suitable for his needs is important to eliminate the risk of danger or injury when he is alone. Additionally, if he will be moving into your home, you...

  • How to Safely Dispose of Common Household Hazards Before You Move

    Nicole Schurott  Posted by Nicole Schurott on October 24, 2018

    Movers won't transport hazardous chemicals, because they have to consider extreme situations and make sure they are not exposing themselves or their employees and vehicles to undue danger. Many moves can involve long periods spent on bumpy roads, altitude changes that can...

  • How to Keep Your Children Safe in the Backyard

    Nicole La Capria  Posted by Nicole La Capria on June 18, 2014

    Being active and enjoying the outdoors is important for your children to live healthy, active lives. However, hidden dangers are everywhere-even in your own backyard! Taking proper precaution is imperative to ensure your children stay safe while playing outside in your yard....

  • Household Safety Checklist

    Nicole La Capria  Posted by Nicole La Capria on August 22, 2014

    Staying safe in your home is always an important priority for you and your family. Be pro-active and ensure your home's safety with this helpful checklist! Check all electrical wires Look for frayed or loose wires regularly, and repair or replace them. Refrain from running wires...

  • How to Make a First-Aid Kit

    Nicole La Capria  Posted by Nicole La Capria on August 27, 2014

    A first-aid kit is helpful during an emergency--anything you need to treat ailments and injury is in one place and easy to find under pressure. It's also imperative to have a first-aid kit with you when traveling or moving--accidents happen on the road and you may be unable to...

  • Home Safety Tips for Children

    Ana M. Ferrer  Posted by Ana M. Ferrer on September 17, 2014

    Your home is the safest place for your kids, right? Well, not always. Your home can be a dangerous place for your kids-- but with a few safety measures, accidents and injuries can often be prevented. Take a look at these safety tips to make sure your home is as safe as possible...

  • Creating a Family Emergency Kit

    Ana M. Ferrer  Posted by Ana M. Ferrer on September 19, 2014

    Nobody wants to think about disasters, but the fact remains that a natural or man-made disaster can strike at any time and you need to be prepared. Planning and practice before you're in danger can help your family survive in an emergency situation. Read on for tips about how to...

  • Installing Carbon Monoxide Detectors

    Ana M. Ferrer  Posted by Ana M. Ferrer on September 22, 2014

    Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless gas that is the leading cause for accidental poisoning deaths. However, many of these deaths are easily preventable by installing a carbon monoxide detector. Protect your family and install a carbon monoxide detector in your home today....

  • How to Use a Fire Extinguisher

    Ana M. Ferrer  Posted by Ana M. Ferrer on September 23, 2014

    Having a fire extinguisher in th e house could be what saves your life in the event of a fire. But do you know how to use one? Learning to use a fire extinguisher is an important task that everyone in the household should learn. Keep reading to find out how to use a fire...

  • Fire Prevention Tips for Your Home

    Ana M. Ferrer  Posted by Ana M. Ferrer on September 29, 2014

    If a fire breaks out in your ho me, you may only have two minutes to escape before it quickly overtakes your home . The most effective way to protect yourself, your family and your home from a fire is prevention. Learn how to prevent fires at home with these fire prevention...

  • Preventing Falls in Your Home

    Ana M. Ferrer  Posted by Ana M. Ferrer on April 9, 2013

    Home is where you can relax and unwind, but it can be an minefield for trip hazards--millions of people each year are injured because of falls in and around the home. Make a few small changes to prevent falls in your home and to help everyone stay a bit safer. Lighting Some areas...

  • How to Get Rid of Bed Bugs

    Staff Writer  Posted by Staff Writer on December 14, 2018

    One of the trickiest pest infestations to deal with in a home is bed bugs. Bed bugs are tiny, oval-shaped brown insects that feed on both human and animal blood. Bedbugs can enter your home through any used furniture, travel bags, clothing and other items. They tend to hide in...

  • Fire Safety Tips with Kids

    Ana M. Ferrer  Posted by Ana M. Ferrer on October 1, 2014

    You may know the ABCs of fire safety, but do your kids? Fifty-seven percent of all child fire deaths occur to those four or younger. Make sure they know what to do if there's a fire in your home. Here's a list of important fire safety tips to go over with your kids. Teach them...

  • Repairing or Replacing Smoke Detectors

    Ana M. Ferrer  Posted by Ana M. Ferrer on October 3, 2014

    Smoke detectors are part of the first line of defense your home has against a house fire . Making sure they operate properly and are well-maintained is an important part of fire safety in your home. Read on for more information about repairing or replacing the smoke detectors...

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