Up in Smoke – Part 1: How to Avoid 5 Common Home Fire Hazards

Fire prevention in the home is something we all need a refresher on from time to time. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 85 percent of fire deaths happen in the home, and those household fires are responsible for billions of dollars in property damages each year. The good news is that nearly all home fires are preventable by watching out for a few common fire hazards

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Hearth and Home: Stay Safe and Warm

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Nationwide’s Quick Response to Sandy

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How to Avoid Fees when You Travel Abroad

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Is Your Sprinkler System Ready for Winter?

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The Pluses and Minuses of Home Additions

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5 Ways to Save on an Engagement Ring

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The Perfect Pantry

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Insuring Your Adult Child

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