Tips to Remove Mold from Washing Machines

Tips to Remove Mold from Washing Machines Washing machine mold, which is typically found on the rubber gasket of front-loading machines, is a common household problem. This kind of mold is caused by neglecting to clean the machine and/or using it improperly. But don’t worry. In this article, you’re going to learn how to remove […]

Keep Your Kitchen Safe This Thanksgiving & Turkey Frying Tips

Keep Your Kitchen Safe This Thanksgiving & Turkey Frying Tips   As Thanksgiving approaches, it is important to remember that, amidst the festivity, safety should take precedence. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), in 2014, U.S. fire departments responded to an estimated 173,300 home structure fires involving cooking equipment. These fires caused 580 […]

Understanding Fire – How a Home Fire Spreads

Understanding Fire – How a Home Fire Spreads In order to protect yourself from a home fire, it’s essential to understand how a fire acts. When a fire occurs in your home, you only have a few minutes to escape. There is no time to collect valuables once you hear the smoke alarm, especially at […]

5 Unexpected Home Fire Causes

While most home fires are cooking-related, there are many other ways a fire can start in a home. Objects that may seem completely harmless can sometimes start a fire under the right circumstances. Here are 5 uncommon causes of home fires you should be aware of: 1. Glass objects We all know that light passing through […]

Fireworks Safety Tips for Independence Day

Fireworks Safety Tips for Independence Day Fireworks are synonymous with our celebration of Independence Day. Yet, the thrill of fireworks can also bring pain. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), fireworks cause an average of 18,500 reported fires per year in the U.S. Moreover, about 9,300 people per year receive treatment for serious […]

MOLD AND YOUR HOME — PREVENTION IS THE BEST MEDICINE 

MOLD AND YOUR HOME — PREVENTION IS THE BEST MEDICINE  Mold is found literally everywhere in nature, playing an essential role in the breakdown of organic matter. However, when mold grows indoors, it can damage or destroy the structure and poses serious health concerns to people living in that environment. Mold in homes needs just […]

PREPARING YOUR HOME BEFORE VACATION

PREPARING YOUR HOME BEFORE VACATION The Bureau of Insurance of North America reported that there is an increase in insurance claims during the months of June through August. This is largely due to homeowners going on vacation. Claims volume for homes increase 13% – 31% during this time.  Here are a few tips on how […]

How to Prevent Water Damage in Your Basement

BASEMENT FLOODING Spring storms, spring thaw, and the subsequent rapid accumulation of water run-off increase the risk of flooding in homes, especially in basements. Because basements are basically holes in the ground, they are more susceptible to moisture and water damage. Protect your property and valuables by preparing your basement for unpredictable spring weather by […]