The curiosity of children is a wonder to behold. But children’s curiosity with fire and electricity is one childhood interest that needs to be closely managed. A lack of supervision or containment when children are free to explore flammable materials around the house could be a matter of life and death.… Read the rest
Every backyard barbecuer dreams of being a grill master. Truth is, not everyone can be a four-time world barbecue champion Mike Mills. Most us are Average Joes just trying not to burn the hot dogs until they’re pitch black and extra crispy. Unfortunately, some barbecuers this season will fall dangerously asleep at the grill.… Read the rest
Act Now & Save Money, Time & Discomfort Come Winter
Autumn is the season of falling leaves, kids returning to school, and football returning to fields nationwide.
And even though the calendar may seem as if it’s more packed than a school bus, fall is the perfect time to tackle home repair and maintenance projects before winter’s wrath sets in.… Read the rest
On any given day, the average American home faces numerous potential damage and potential costly repair threats.
That means on any given day, the Average American homeowner faces numerous potential damage or costly repair headaches that can’t be fixed by a 1000 milligrams of Excedrin.
Keeping your home defended from the many threats it faces on a daily basis is an impossible task, but being aware and alert to the most common and likely threats your home faces can give you some peace of mind, and a ready response plan for when disaster strikes.… Read the rest
“A spark neglected makes a mighty fire.”
– Poet Robert Herrick
As spring prepares its welcome dawn on the American Midwest and families prepare for spring cleaning season for the scary thought of finding out just what’s been gathering dust in the attic, it’s a prime time to go over smart home fire prevention measures, for as a popular fire proverb reminds us, fire takes no holiday.… Read the rest
What do hospital gowns and insurance policies have in common?
You’re never covered as much as you think you are.
For homeowners, there are few worse surprises in life than finding out the disaster you think is covered in your home insurance is nowhere to be found in the fine print.… Read the rest
Fire’s threat to families has never burned hotter or faster.
Call it the Three-Minute Fire Warning.
That’s the average amount fire experts say the typical family has to safely evacuate their home and escape a house fire, according to a January 14, 2016 Rossen Reports investigative special on NBC’s Today Show.… Read the rest
Alas, the season of lights is also the season of home candles fires.
Candles are one of the most beautiful, atmospheric and romantic ways to celebrate the holiday season at home. They are also one of the greatest home safety threats of the holiday season.
“Let’s not forget: a candle is an open flame,” cautions Lisa Braxton of the National Fire Prevention Association.… Read the rest
“Freshly cut Christmas trees smelling of stars and snow and pine resin – inhale deeply and fill your soul with wintry night.” – John Geddes, A Familiar Rain
Few treasures and traditions of the season say Christmas better than enjoying a live Christmas tree in the living room.
Sipping egg nog by the fire and wrapping and placing presents under an authentic Christmas tree is the stuff Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra Christmas classics are made of.… Read the rest
“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” ~ Benjamin Franklin
If only winter’s wrath stopped at slick sidewalks, frosted windshields and shoveling the driveway.
Last year winter-caused insurance catastrophes put a $2.3 billion hurt on American home, auto and business owners according to the Insurance Information Institute. That migraine-enducing and checkbook-numbing number more than doubled the damage caused by the winter of 2013.… Read the rest