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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[..]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,[..]Read More

How to Extinguish and Prevent Grease Fires

Grease fireGrease fires occur while cooking when grease or fat spill out of a pan and hit the heat source or simply get too hot in the pot or pan.

The Unique Danger of Grease Fires

Grease fires are especially dangerous because they can not be put out using water or fanning with air. These methods will only strengthen the fire. Instead, follow the instructions below to put out a grease fire and save your home and health.

Step One: Assess the State of the Fire

The first thing that you should do after seeing[..]Read More

Commonly Asked Questions About Molds On Walls

mold restorationMolds in general can grow and live anywhere in the environment where moisture is present together with organic material like soil, plants, food and our homes. Molds easily reproduce by releasing spores and can get easily spread through the aid of water, air and including animals.

Without noticing as frequent as possible, molds are common on walls. It is easy to remove the molds on the walls compared to tiles and bathroom areas. For non-porous walls, just simply wipe using a wet[..]Read More

Bathroom and Kitchen Tile and Grout Cleaning

bathroom and kitchen tileWhy is there a need to clean your bathroom and kitchen tile?

To prevent the occurrence of sickness in the home or working environment, cleanliness is a must. There are several known bacteria that can live on floor tile and grout. From the study, the most common bacteria are:

SERRATIA MARCESCENS usually found building up in bathrooms especially on tile grout, shower corners, toilet water line, and basin, has slimy film feeding off phosphorus-containing materials or[..]Read More