Safety

General Home Safety Tips For Children

April 1, 2013

Every year about 1 million children are hospitalized for accidents that occur at home. From falls down stairs, out windows or in the tub to accidental poisoning, choking and burns it may feel that children are never safe!

Fortunately there are many safety precautions you can take to make your home as accident proof as possible. It's likely you'll still have to make trips to …

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How To Protect Your Home – Know These Ground Rules!

March 4, 2013

For some of us home security systems seem like a daunting threat to our peaceful world. It's almost like buying a security system is admitting that your quiet community isn't safe and that's the last thing any of us want. Still, the truth is, there is a need to protect yourself. Burglaries and home invasions (that's when an intruder breaks in while you're at home) …

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Safety Advice For Home Repair Projects

December 27, 2012

Learning to do many projects about your home can be quite simple. You can read a how-to manual, you can watch a home improvement show, or you can Google step by step instructions on many minor household repairs. Whether you've done projects before or this is your very first one, there are some safety tips you should always follow when doing home repair projects:

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Christmas Tree Fire Safety Tips

December 4, 2012

Many people look forward to the holiday season with anticipation and excitement. Although your holiday season may be full of family, good food and traditions, it can also be a dangerous time of the year if you are not careful.

Living in Sterling, it is probably not often that you are nervous about your home catching on fire. During the holiday season, Christmas tree fires …

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Four DIY Bathroom Remodel Tips

October 18, 2012

The safety of seniors in the bathroom can be of extreme concern, especially to the senior's children who may live many miles away. There are alarming statistics from around the globe. The Queensland, Australia, Injury Surveillance Unit found that 79 percent of injuries to seniors in the bathroom involved a fall or slip. Of those seniors who fell or slipped in the bathroom, over a …

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How To Burglar Proof Your House

August 22, 2012

I have lived in a quiet neighborhood for the past 5 years. The neighbors are friendly, the surroundings serene. You would never think that this would be the place for home invasions. This neighborhood has had a low crime rate until recently.

I decided that before I was the victim, I was going to make my home break in proof from the neighborhood bandit.

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Concrete Floors Tip – Curing the Slippery Surface Problem

August 13, 2012

Sealing a concrete surface offers protection against wear and tear and can also enhance the color and overall appearance of the floor. While that is all positive, it does also have some negative consequences. When you seal a floor with a commercial sealant, you also create a surface that may be slippery and unsafe.

While most sealants do not present a major slipping hazard when …

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Roofs: Purpose, Process And Prevention

August 11, 2012

Whether you are building a new house or renovating the old one, the roof structure should be given importance. Minor negligence on your part can bring up safety issues which can be fatal at times.  To keep your place well protected of such mishaps it is important that you pay special attention to the repair, replacement and the maintenance of roofs. Roof repair is highly …

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Teaching Fire Safety in Your Home

July 25, 2012

Fire is one of the most destructive forces in nature, and it manages to damage or destroy many homes each year. While external fires spreading and doing damage to the home is a real concern in some areas, the face of the matter is that many of the flames start inside of homes.

There are many potential reasons why a fire might spread and damage …

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How to Safely Remove Mold from the Home

June 21, 2012

When you are learning to take care of your home, you should understand how you are going to get rid of mold in your home. There are a lot of people that have a hard time with mold removal because they do not recognize how to go about the process safely and wisely.

First, you should be sure that you know why you need to …

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There Are Many Reasons to Purchase an Outdoor Security System

April 5, 2011

Most people think of home security when they think of outdoor security cameras but there is much more to it than that.  While home security is important, it is only one of the services these systems provide.

Teenagers Beware

Outdoor security camera systems do not just protect your home.  In fact, there are many benefits to having an outdoor security camera that many people fail …

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