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Carbon Monoxide (CO) safety

What is Carbon Monoxide (CO)? Carbon Monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless, and tasteless gas that can be deadly. What are common sources of CO? Almost 90% of North American homes have something that poses a CO threat. Since CO is a by-product of incomplete combustion you need to consider where the average household has combustion. For example Gas or Oil Furnaces, Fireplaces, water heater, and gas appliances that may have poor ventilation, or are in need of repair are common causes of CO in the home. What are symptoms of CO poisoning? CO poisoning is hard to detect by...

Home fire escape plan

Family Fire Escape Plan Good fire safety practices will help to keep your home and family safe. It is important that your family have an emergency escape plan, and that each family member is familiar with it. Make sure your smoke detectors are in working order, so they’ll give you as much warning to danger as possible. Working smoke detectors save lives! Take a few minutes with every member of your household to create an escape plan, based on the following suggestions. Look for two ways out of every room. The obvious exit from each room is the door however,...

Fire safety in your home

Fire Safety in the home – Smoke Detectors Take a moment when you have finished reading this information to evaluate how safe you and your family are against preventable and detectable fire loss and damage. When do I change the batteries in my smoke detectors? Recommendations have suggested with the turn of every clock. It is good practice to replace the batteries in your detectors with brand new ones every time you change your clocks that hour. Not to waste the removed batteries they will still be able to provide enough energy to operate children’s toys or other small appliances....

Moving Tips

Preparing for Your Move Prior to your move, packing isn’t the only step you need to take to be ready to move to your new home. The secret to a smooth move is good planning. Make a schedule, and keep it handy in the weeks before your move. 6-8 Weeks: If you’ll be hiring a professional moving company, you’ll need to book them well in advance. Be aware of your moving insurance coverage, and verify your policy at this time. Your post office offers a change of address kit, and the earlier you purchase it, the sooner you’ll organize who...