home safety: Exit Drills Protect Your Family. - 06/27/10 11:07 AM
While fires themselves may not always be foreseeable or preventable, in many cases the injuries they cause can be prevented with a family escape plan.
Of course, one of the important steps in fire prevention is to install smoke detectors and check them monthly. But having these safety devices is not enough. According to fire experts, once a smoke detector sounds, you and other member of your household may have less than three minutes to escape. It’s critical to have an emergency escape plan and rehearse it regularly:
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home safety: Common Electrical Concerns - 06/27/10 11:03 AM
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home safety: Tips for Boarding Up Windows Against High Winds - 06/27/10 10:21 AM
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home safety: Exit Drills Protect Your Family! - 12/17/09 02:33 PM
While fires themselves may not always be foreseeable or preventable, in many cases the injuries they cause can be prevented with a family escape plan.
Of course, one of the important steps in fire prevention is to install smoke detectors and check them monthly. But having these safety devices is not enough. According to fire experts, once a smoke detector sounds, you and other member of your household may have less than three minutes to escape. It’s critical to have an emergency escape plan and rehearse it regularly:
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home safety: Alternative Household Cleaning Products - 08/12/09 04:04 AM
According to the National Environmental Service Center (NESC) it is estimated that the average homeowner may have up to 100 pounds of various types of hazardous household waste products at any time in their home. This includes products that are flammable, combustible, toxic, explosive or corrosive. You are probably well aware of the hazards associated with the improper storage and use of certain products such as gasoline, anti-freeze, pesticides, and varnishes. But other common products such as nail polish remover, charcoal lighter fluid, and fluorescent light bulbs are also quite hazardous to humans, pets and the environment when used or disposed … (1 comments)

home safety: Keep Your Fireplace Fit - 01/27/09 01:58 PM
To avoid unexpected mishaps that could ruin an evening around the fireplace, observe some simple precautions. Clean fireplaces annually, preferably by a certified chimney sweep. Use safety screens and doors for wood-burning fireplaces. Before lighting any fire, check to see that flue damper is open. Only burn dry, seasoned wood. Green or wet wood will not burn cleanly, increasing the rate of creosote buildup. Do not burn wrapping papers or evergreens in the fireplace. These ignite suddenly and burn intensely, increasing risk of a flash fire. Use care with "fire salts," which produce colored flames when thrown on wood fires. Keep … (5 comments)

home safety: Are your Granite countertops Killing you??? - 11/15/08 03:42 AM
Chances are...  Probably NOT but here's some interesting info on the matter:
 
GRANITE PRODUCTS AND RADON

It has been known for many years that mined or quarried products such as stone can contain radioactive deposits. Granite, in particular, has been known as a potential source of radiation from naturally occurring uranium deposits and a contributing factor for elevated radon levels in homes. 
Allegations that granite countertops emit dangerous levels of radiation and radon have been raised periodically over the past decade, often by manufacturers of competing countertop materials. But with the increasing use of granite for countertops, as well … (1 comments)

home safety: How safe is your garage door? - 11/15/08 02:12 AM
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