Carbon Monoxide Detectors are Crucial


Carbon monoxide (CO) is a dangerous gas that you cannot see, smell, or taste. It can be released from your oven, dryer, a fireplace, or even from a water heater without you even realizing it until you're already in trouble. That's why it's important to protect yourself from hidden dangers by investing in carbon monoxide [...]

Carbon Monoxide Detectors are Crucial2019-03-29T17:29:38+00:00

Electrical Dangers You May Not be Aware of


Homeowners are typically aware of the common electrical dangers present in one's home. However, uncommon electrical dangers, like dust and overheating of wires, are not as obvious and can pose a great risk. Read on to find out more about potential electrical safety risks and how to safeguard against them. Common Electrical Dangers Common electrical [...]

Electrical Dangers You May Not be Aware of2019-03-27T16:36:34+00:00

Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors are Essential


Having smoke and carbon monoxide detectors can be lifesaving. According to the National Fire Protection Association, three out of every five home fire deaths were in residences without smoke detectors.  If that wasn't bad enough, almost 500 people die from carbon monoxide poisoning each year! Read on to learn why these detectors are essential in [...]

Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors are Essential2019-04-04T20:37:18+00:00

What Causes Hot Electrical Outlets?


There are several factors that can cause hot electrical outlets, but that doesn't mean you should take the situation lightly. Some devices (like phones, printers, and chargers) change the voltage input via an internal transformer which can cause an outlet to feel warm. The key here, however is that it should feel slightly warm, never [...]

What Causes Hot Electrical Outlets?2019-03-12T17:28:16+00:00

Proper Power Strip Usage


Power strips are very common in most households and businesses, but many people do not know how they should and shouldn't be used. A power strip is used for safety measures above all else, helping to prevent fire outbreaks and electrocution which may be caused by electrical overloading. A power strip also protects against electrical [...]

Proper Power Strip Usage2019-02-05T18:14:35+00:00

How to Babyproof Electrical Outlets and More


It's essential to babyproof your house when toddlers start crawling and walking. Young children are naturally curious. Unaware, they can put themselves at risk by touching potentially-dangerous objects or putting their fingers into an outlet. Learn how to babyproof electrical outlets and other electrical components in your home so your children can avoid serious injuries [...]

How to Babyproof Electrical Outlets and More2019-02-05T18:12:44+00:00

Is it Safe to Shower During a Thunderstorm?


Did you know it's not safe to shower during a thunderstorm? While the safest shelter during a thunderstorm is to be inside, showering is actually a risky activity. Potential Risk of Taking a Shower During a Thunderstorm It may seem improbable, but Dr. Mary Ann Cooper of the University of Illinois Chicago's Lightning Injury Research [...]

Is it Safe to Shower During a Thunderstorm?2019-01-24T18:11:37+00:00

Avoid Electrical Shocks from Your Toaster


While a toaster may seem like the most harmless of kitchen appliances, it does come with certain risks. Improper handling of small kitchen appliances, such as toasters, can be dangerous and may lead to electrical shocks or even fire. By following some simple safety tips, you can easily avoid toaster-related accidents in your home. Safety [...]

Avoid Electrical Shocks from Your Toaster2019-01-08T16:56:40+00:00

Smoke Alarm Installation Prevents Potential Tragedy


Fire can destroy much more than just a building. It can cause injury or even death, as well as destroy the memories collected over a lifetime. The single best defense against injury in the event of a home fire is proper smoke alarm installation, yet many homes remain unprotected. The Truth About House Fires According [...]

Smoke Alarm Installation Prevents Potential Tragedy2018-12-21T18:54:47+00:00

Christmas Lighting Safety: Checking it Twice


Hanging Christmas lights in, out, and around the home is one of the most popular traditions all over the world. However, it can quickly turn dangerous if you are not careful. Ironically, thousands of people get injured trying to put up Christmas décor and lighting every year. Avoid injury this season with these Christmas lighting [...]

Christmas Lighting Safety: Checking it Twice2018-12-04T21:13:27+00:00