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Summer Time Chore - Check Your Furnace Chimney
If the furnace chimney flue is partially blocked, then the odorless but dangerous carbon monoxide can escape into the home. In the worst-cases, the mess left behind may actually block the chimney completely, causing all of the carbon monoxide to dump into the home, possibly building to concentrations high enough to cause death. Read More »
Things to Consider When Purchasing a Home Safe
Most everyone has some type of valuable that should be kept some place safe. From jewelry to coin collections to important paperwork and more a home safe can be very handy for storing valuable possessions. On the search for the perfect safe for your home you will find an abundant of choices available. Here is a look at some features that you should consider high priority when choosing a safe for your home. Read More »
Protecting Your Home From Fires
Despite people feeling safest in their homes, this is where most people get injured or die in fires, according to the NFPA (National Fire Protection Agency). Nobody imagines there will be a fire in their house until it happens, so it's vital to take all the precautions, first of all to prevent a fire from occurring, but also, to be prepared if there is a fire (despite your best efforts, you will never be able to make your home 100% fireproof). Following a few simple rules will ensure that the risk of a fire is greatly reduced, but also that you and the people you live with will not be hurt if it does happen. Read More »
Create a Teen Driving Contract With Your Soon-to-be Drivers
The central theme of the program is the creation of a teen driving contract, a written agreement between the parent and the teen driver that specifically addresses the limits to driving privledges, the consequences if those limits are ignored. Read More »
Types of Security Safes for Your Home
If you are looking into purchasing a security safe for your home you might be surprised at the options available. There are a variety of security safes ranging from ones that can be built into your home to freestanding. Before beginning your safe shopping excursion you should first consider what you plan to put in your safe. Are you looking to store documents, jewelry, cash, electronics or other items? Knowing what you will be storing in your safe will make your purchasing decision an easier one. Read More »
Gun Cabinet or Gun Safe - Which Do You Need?
If you have guns in your home for hunting, protection or recreational shooting, you need to have somewhere to keep them. Many people love to display their guns in a beautiful gun cabinet, with a wood finish and glass doors so everyone can see them. Others choose to keep their guns in a gun safe- a locked, metal cabinet that securely stores the guns, but doesn't display them for view. Which one is the best choice for you? Read More »
Tips for Your Home Safe
Recently your friends have been talking about their home safes. The discussions are general, non-specific. You then notice that crime seems to be increasing; after all the economy is suffering and when the economy suffers crime does increase, but why should you buy one? Really what is the point of having a safe inside of your own house? Safes are something that banks have so what is the point of having one inside your home? Read More »
Home Safety Appliances: Carbon Monoxide Detectors
Inside this article, you will learn how serious that danger of Carbon Monoxide can be at home and at work. It is recognized as a serious health hazard, responsible for more deaths than any other form of poisoning around the world Carbon Monoxide (CO) especially dangerous because it is a combination of Carbon and Oxygen that cannot be seen, smelled, or tasted. On average, in the United States death from CO poisoning averages nearly 170 annually. Read More »
Tips for Smoke Detectors
Statistics show that installing a smoke detector saves lives. According to the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA), "Homes with a smoke detector typically have a death rate that is 40 to 50 percent less than the rate for homes without a smoke detector." Read More »
Parents, Sign an Agreement With Teen Drivers Before Handing Out Keys
New research was just released by the American Automobile Association which is commonly known as the AAA. The group told parents of teen drivers to first sign an agreement between them and their teen drivers before they actually do hand out the keys. Read More »
Improve Child Safety and Home Safety With This Basic Childproofing Checklist
When your baby starts walking, the number of dangers multiplies and parents must pay even more attention. Bookshelves become hazardous and table knick knacks become the object of unquenchable curiosity. Even table cloths can become dangerous. Yes, a simple tablecloth can create unintended havoc when a toddler is involved. Here are is a checklist for parents to follow and implement before your baby becomes a walking toddler. Read More »
Child Safety Seat Basics
Your baby will spend a lot of time in a baby seat. Every family must have one. You need to understand the basics of car seats, the types of car seats available and which ones are appropriate for your child's size, weight and age. Let's take a look at the factors you'll need to pay attention to. Read More »
Keeping Your Home Safe For Your Child
Safety should be a number one priority for parents when they bring home a new baby. Before long the baby will be crawling and walking; hazards are everywhere and you need to reduce those hazards as much as possible. Kids can get into just about everything so you need to get down to his or her level before they are born and protect your child from things easily within their reach. Read More »
How to Pick a Fire Escape Ladder
Fires start quick and spread even quicker which often leads to panic during a dangerous situation. A well prepared home is the best defense for saving your family during a dire time of need such as a fire. If you live in a multistory home or apartment building then a fire escape ladder is one product you must have for a safe exit. It is very common for a building fire to cutoff access to certain areas including stairways and elevators. Not to mention, it can be very dangerous to use an elevator during a fire since you have no idea where the fire has spread. Here are some tips on picking a reliable escape ladder that will always be there for you during an emergency. Read More »
Home and Work Fireplace Safety Tips
Most homes look and feel cozier when they have a fireplace, especially a workable one that the owners use on occasion. But even an attractive fixture of this type can be dangerous if it is not managed correctly or safely. If you have recently purchased a home that has a fireplace, find and read maintenance guidelines to make sure your fireplace continues to be a source of pleasure rather than pain. Read More »
Pool Safety Tips
Swimming pools are a source of so much fun for the family. But accidents and drownings can occur quickly with devastating result. That is why it is so important to follow these swimming pool safety rules. Read More »
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