Category: Safety

  • How to Protect Your Small Business from Fires

    There are few things more devastating to a small business than a fire. But the good news is that most fires can be prevented, and the damage can be minimized if you know what to do. Below are five tips that you can use to help with protecting your small business from fire.

  • Home Disaster Prevention: Things to Do Before a Vacation

    Home Disaster Prevention: Things to Do Before a Vacation

    When you’re heading out on vacation, all set to relax for a few days, a week, or more, the last thing you want to worry about is something happening to your home while you’re gone. While you can’t completely prevent disasters, you can do your best to protect your home during vacation. Here are some…

  • Why Flood Insurance is a Smart Investment

    Why Flood Insurance is a Smart Investment

  • Black Mold on Your Bathroom Ceiling? Read This First

    Black Mold on Your Bathroom Ceiling? Read This First

    If you smell a sour odor in your bathroom, the solution may be above you. Bathroom ceilings are, likely, the first place your home that will develop mold. Few people notice and act on the mold immediately, which gives it the opportunity to spread to your tiles and grout. By the time you notice it,…

  • How to Prevent Kitchen Fires This Thanksgiving

    How to Prevent Kitchen Fires This Thanksgiving

    Kitchen fires are the most common household fires by far, according to FEMA. While the overall rate of fires is down, they still cause thousands of injuries and deaths per year. Middle-aged adults are most likely to be injured, because they are trying to put out the fire. The elderly are most likely to die…

  • Why is Fast Flood Response So Important for Flood Clean Up?

    Why is Fast Flood Response So Important for Flood Clean Up?

    There’s a few reasons why experts recommend that you begin flood clean-up within 24 hours. The first is simply about your safety. Waterlogged homes are the perfect breeding ground for bacteria, mold and pathogens. Twenty four hours after a flood, toxic mold can begin to grow that puts your health and the health of your…

  • How to Put Out Electrical Fires At Home

    How to Put Out Electrical Fires At Home

    Though Californians think of wildfires as the main threat to their homes, electrical outlet fires and fires caused by other electrical equipment actually burnt more acres than wildfires did in 2015.

  • A tree just fell on my house. Now what?

    A tree just fell on my house. Now what?

    Whether the tree that just fell on your house was caused by a natural disaster or a man-made one, a thoughtfully prepared aftermath recovery process is very important. This includes checking for any injured persons, assessing the extent of the damage to your property, and if the unfortunate incident is part of your insurance coverage…

  • 5 Go Bag Essentials You Forgot to Pack

    5 Go Bag Essentials You Forgot to Pack

    It’s important to keep a Go Bag in your home so that in cases of emergency, you’re ready for the worst to happen. When building a disaster kit, there are some basic necessities that immediately come to mind like food, water, blankets, and medical supplies. While those items are all critical to include in your…

  • The 5 Most Common Causes of Water Damage in Your Home

    The 5 Most Common Causes of Water Damage in Your Home

    As a homeowner, you need to be aware of all the possible things to protect your home against. Storm damage, earthquake damage, wind damage – and, most frequent of all, water damage. We don’t like to think of our homes being ravaged by the elements, but it happens, and when it does, we need to…