7 Ways to Protect Your Home While on Vacation

Burglaries increase by 10.5 percent in the summer months, according to a Department of Justice report. July and August are the most frequent months for break-ins, perhaps because so many people leave their homes unattended while they’re on vacation. Here … Continued

3 Must-Know Deck Safety Tips

Thousands of decks have either been built by do-it-yourselfers or by contractors who aren’t aware of the latest deck building codes or are looking to cut costs. In fact, most deck codes have changed in recent decades; if you own … Continued

9 Outdoor Grilling Safety Tips

It happens every year. The weather gets warmer, more people use outdoor grills – and incidents of grill-caused fires go up. Each year, outdoor grilling causes an average of 8,900 home fires, according to the National Fire Protection Association. Gas … Continued

8 Tips for Preventing Home Heating Fires

December, January and February are the leading months for home heating fires. Overall, heating equipment is the second leading cause of U.S. home fires and home fire deaths. There are between 350,000 and 400,000 house fires in the United States … Continued

A Lesson in Lightning Safety: Prevent and Protect

The summer months of June through August see the largest number of home fires caused by lightning strikes. How do you help protect your family and your home? We’ve compiled this primer on the risks of lightning and the precautions … Continued

Fire Pit Safety Tips: Do’s and Don’ts

Building a fire pit can be as simple as circling stones in your backyard or as complex as a professionally built unit on your patio. Either way, keep safety in mind. Here are some fire pit safety tips from ThisOldHouse … Continued

Potential Dangers Your Piping System Could Cause

Corrugated Stainless Steel Tubing – or CSST – is a flexible yellow pipe used to provide natural gas and propane to many homes and businesses. If you live or work in a structure built between 1990 and 2006, or if … Continued

Fireplace Safety Tips to Start the Season Right

As the weather gets colder and your fireplace becomes more than a decorative focal point, be sure it’s up for the task of keeping your family warm and toasty – and safe. Our list will help. First, make sure your … Continued

Tis’ the Season…for Theft Prevention

The holidays are a cheerful time, but while you’re celebrating, someone may be eyeing those new gifts. Beware of the burglars waiting to get their hands on your presents. According to Nationwide claims data over the past three years, there … Continued

8 Ways to Winterize Your Home for the Cold Weather

Last year’s winter season will be remembered for bringing record-breaking snowfall to much of the country, with cities including Detroit and Chicago having some of their snowiest months on record. Parts of America were unprepared for the heavy storms, such … Continued

Home Safe Home

Protect you and your family from these common accidents. While you might think your home is the safest place for you, accidents still occur. According to a study from the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, more than 30,000 people die … Continued

Baby-Proofing 2.0

5 new safety hazards every parent needs to know about.