baby and puppy sleeping under a blanket
As new parents, one of your priorities is your baby’s safety. As your little one starts moving and exploring the house, you’ve probably already taken measures to baby-proof your home.…
Baby Safety Month: 4 Not-So-Obvious Safety Tips for Kids
Safety is a top priority as a parent. You read books, ask for advice and buy all of the available baby-proofing products. But what about the hazards you may not…
Be Prepared: Wildfire Prevention Guide
Do you know the precautions to take if a wildfire threatens your community? In 2015, the U.S. has experienced over 68,000 reported fires burning more than 10.1 million acres across…
Ways to Keep Your Detached Garage Safe and Secure
What do you keep in your garage? Cars? Lawn equipment? Tools? Chances are, you’re storing some valuable belongings in there. While you may have home security measures in place, you…
generator maintenance
As a homeowner, you may keep a portable electric generator on hand to help power one or more critical items in your home during a power outage. But, do you…
How to Protect Your Basement Storage
“Water, water, everywhere” is a dilemma some homeowners may face, particularly if moisture finds its way into the basement. A failed sump pump, for instance, can spell disaster if you…
safety tips rental property
By taking precautionary measures in these spaces in and around your home — and passing these tips along to your renters — you may help protect your property and help…
What to Do After an Earthquake: Safety Tips
In the aftermath of an earthquake, it’s understandable that you may feel a sense of panic. Buildings may be damaged, people could be hurt and community infrastructure and services could…
Carbon Monoxide Facts for New Homeowners
Young families settling in to their first home have a lot to think about — maybe more than they’ve ever had to consider before. With all the new financial and legal…
Winter Fire Safety: Keep Fire Hydrants Clear of Snow
When winter is at its coldest, you may want to spend most of your time inside. However, it’s important to keep an eye on what’s happening outdoors, too. Wintry weather…