Categories for Home Safety

Bacteria is a Growing Concern

Spring cleaning often focuses on reducing clutter, but it can also be an opportunity to reduce potentially harmful bacteria within the home. Start with areas that are likely to have sources of growth, such as kitchens and bathrooms. Thorough cleaning in those areas should include more than the usual suspects. ...

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Common Household Items that Can Cause a Fire

You never want to smell smoke in your home and realize there’s a fire. That’s why it is important to be diligent about fire safety. Experts recommend that homeowners be especially careful with the following common household items: Portable heaters. Never leave one in a room unattended. Make sure paper ...

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Exiting through a Window in an Emergency

Hopefully, this will never happen to you. But, there are circumstances – a fire, for example – when you and your family would need to exit through a window. It pays to be prepared for that eventuality. Your first step is to determine which windows are safe to use as ...

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