Blog Posts in Safety

June is National Safety Month! And while there’s never a bad time to improve your business’s safety practices, early summer is the perfect time to make sure your employees are ready in the event of a disaster.

Why Is Disaster Safety Planning Important?

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It might be hard to imagine, but some of the most flammable materials in your home are liquid! Solvents, oil, alcohol-based products, aerosol cans, and beauty products—all commonly found in homes—may pose a danger to the health and safety of you and your family if stored inappropriately....Continue Reading

Older neighborhoods can be a joy to live in. Beautiful architecture, friendly neighbors, good schools, and big trees. Unfortunately, sometimes those big trees can be a disadvantage too. Especially if one falls and blocks access to the street, takes down electrical wires or, even worse, lands on...Continue Reading

Owning a portable generator can be a lifesaver, especially if you live in an area that regularly experiences storms and inclement weather. But to ensure the power your generator creates is reliable and consistent—and that you...Continue Reading

Maybe one of the rooms in your home smells musty. Or you notice you’ve been coughing and sneezing more than usual. Or you see a white, thread-like material or a cluster of black dots near an old water stain. No matter how you discover it, finding mold in your house can be a troubling experience...Continue Reading

Small house fires are the most common disasters in North America. If you've suffered a house fire, you're probably just grateful no one was hurt. But after the initial shock, there are many things you'll have to take care of, including finding a place to stay, contacting your insurance company,...Continue Reading

Was your home recently damaged in a fire? You may be searching for DIY fire restoration tips to save a little cash in the recovery process, but the simple fact is this: fire and smoke damage restoration is not a job for amateurs. Here are four reasons why trying to clean up the mess yourself...Continue Reading

 

When disaster hits your property, it can be tempting to throw in the towel and leave your home “as is” until all the necessary repairs can be taken care of. Consider your options carefully, however. Walking away could have more consequences than you think.

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The destructive power of tsunamis is enormous. The 2004 tsunami in the in the Indian Ocean was among the deadliest natural disasters on record, killing over 230,000 people in 14 countries. Are you at risk of, and prepared for a tsunami?

More than a large wave…

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Since the U.S. electricity consumption totaled nearly 3,831 billion kilowatt-hours (kWh) in 2013, it’s safe to say electrical power is an essential part of everyday life. 

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, we rely on electrical power to charge our phones and laptops, brew our...Continue Reading