3 Common Causes and Ways You Can Prevent House Fires

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3 Common Causes and Ways You Can Prevent House Fires

house fire prevention Many people are aware of the basics of home fire safety, like not keeping burning candles unattended, and having a fire extinguisher on hand, and yet there are over a million residential house fires every year. Here is a list of some of the most common causes of house fires and some things you can do to prevent them from happening.

Clothing Dryers

Be sure to closely follow the manufacturer’s instructions if you’re installing your own vent and use only the recommended duct material. If you are unsure about how to properly install any part of the dryer, consult professional help. If your dryer is installed and getting regular use, clean out the lint filter [..]Read More

How to Prepare for a Hurricane in Florida

It’s not easy to forget the devastation many Floridians experienced with Hurricane Irma in 2017 or the fear that we’d be hit by Jose shortly after. Some residents in the Florida Keys were still living in tents in December. Texas continues to make repairs after Harvey and some areas of Puerto Rico were without power for more than 5 months after Maria. (Currently, Puerto Rico’s power grid is back up for 97% of the coverage area, but it might not be stable - last Wednesday brought a freak accident causing new blackouts.) The point is… Hurricane Season 2018 is fast-approaching, and hurricanes are no joke. The time to prepare is now.

What to Expect in Hurricane Season 2018

Hurricane season in the Atlantic runs from June 1 to November 30, but according the the Read More

Safeguarding Important Documents in Case of Disaster

Safety Deposit BoxThinking about the possibility of losing important documents in a natural disaster is a tolling consideration. That being said, assuring that you’ve taking the necessary precautions to safeguard documents, photos and other irreplaceable documents will give you piece of mind in case catastrophe were to strike. Here’s what you should keep in mind if you’re looking to store and save your most treasured documents.

Rent a Safe Deposit Box

Nothing is quite as secure as a bank’s safe deposit box. Not only do they verify your signature more than once and send a guard to view your items, they often take two different keys to open. Renting a space like this in a [..]Read More

Cleaning Up Your Home after a Flood

Home Flood DamageFlooding can be devastating and can cause a lot of damage to a home. Whether flooding is caused by storms, ground water problems, or a broken pipe, it is important to clean and restore the home as quickly as possible after the flood in order to minimize mold damage and make the home safe for inhabitants. If your home has been flooded, take the following actions.

Turn Off Electricity and Water

Turning off the home’s main power supply can protect you and anyone else that will be entering the home. Turning off the water may prevent any further water damage from occurring, especially if the issue began with the home’s plumbing. If it is suspected that there may have[..]Read More

Hurricane Restoration Tips

Hurricane Restoration TipsIn the aftermath of a hurricane, expediting recovery can help to get you and your family back in your home faster and reduce the amount of damage. It is important to follow certain steps, however. If you have been affected by Hurricane Matthew, the following tips may be helpful.

Make a List of Damages

It can be tempting to just dive in and start throwing things away and cleaning up when returning home or venturing into your yard after a hurricane, but this can hurt your chances of receiving adequate benefits from your homeowners insurance. Make a list of everything that was damaged, being as thorough as possible with descriptions and valuations. Ta[..]Read More