Fall Home Maintenance Can Prevent Costly Repairs

Fall Home Maintenance Can Prevent Costly Repairs - HELP

The best way to prevent plumbing, HVAC, and electric problems and make your home safer and more efficient is by scheduling professional heating, plumbing, and electrical maintenance in the fall, and air conditioning maintenance in the spring. Make sure your service provider cleans your system components and inspects the entire home. Committing to regular preventative…

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How to Inspect Your Home for Fire Hazards

How to Inspect Your Home for Fire Hazards - smoke and carbon monoxide detectors

Every year, fire departments in the U.S. respond to almost 400,000 house fires that result in thousands of deaths, billions in direct property damage, and over 10,000 injuries (NFPA). On average, seven people die in a fire in a home every day. The good news is that most fires are easily prevented by forethought, knowledge,…

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Electrical Safety Tips for Kids

Electrical Safety Tips for Kids - HELP

Every child starts out as an explorer, touching, tasting, and testing everything around them. Unfortunately, this curiosity leads to frequent emergency room visits. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, about 7 children per day (2,400 per year) are treated in emergency rooms for shocks and electrical burns related to electrical outlets — 89%…

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3 Danger Signs That Indicate Your Home Needs a Wiring Upgrade

Fire is one danger you want to guard against as a homeowner. You can offer protection by installing smoke detectors and fire extinguishers in your home, but you can ensure your family’s safety further by upgrading the old wiring in your house. Your wiring could be dangerous and you not know it if you’re used…

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How's Your Wiring? 7 Signs of Faulty Home Wiring

You rely on your electrical system to light your home, power your appliances, and maintain a comfortable indoor climate. One of the most important components of a safe and efficient electrical system is intact and properly installed wiring. Most of this wiring is situated out of sight in your walls, so how do you know…

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Is Your Home Electrically Safe? : 8 Questions to Ask Yourself

Whether you just moved into a new home or you’ve lived in your home for years, you need to make sure your home’s electricity is safe. An unexpected problem with your electricity could cause a power outage. It could also cause much greater problems, such as electrocution and electrical fires. Ask yourself these questions to…

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