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Tips to Prevent and Repair Leaks in Commercial Buildings
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Tips to Prevent and Repair Leaks in Commercial Buildings

When there’s a water leak in a commercial building, it can be expensive to address. This is not only because of the money that needs to be spent on any repairs and restoration for commercial water damage, but also because of how it hinders the function of your business. If the damage is severe enough, then you may not be able to run your business until repairs are made and the restoration is complete. Commercial buildings are more prone to leaks. This is because bathrooms and kitchens in commercial settings undergo more use, and thus stress, than residential settings. However, with proper maintenance and preparation, there are ways to prevent water leaks from occurring and to ready yourself and your business in case leaks do happen, allowing your business to stay up and running. Typ...
10 Summer Heat Safety Tips
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10 Summer Heat Safety Tips

The blistering summer sun is a boon after the seemingly endless months of a chilling, icy winter. Many people celebrate the arrival of summer days with outings to the beach, long road trips, and poolside gatherings. While the sun brings welcoming weather, the intense heat can be dangerous. Take extra precautions during the hottest months of the year. Check out these heat safety tips: Hydrate well, especially in summer. Hot and humid days require more than the recommended eight glasses of water each day. Choose beverages carefully. Caffeine, alcohol, and carbonated drinks can cause dehydration and exacerbate effects of heat-related illnesses. Prepare light and well-balanced meals. High protein foods can increase one’s metabolism and contribute to the body’s water loss. E...
13 Fireworks Safety Tips
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13 Fireworks Safety Tips

People have used fireworks to celebrate special occasions and holidays like the 4th of July for decades. Currently, all states in the U.S. allow for the sale of some types of fireworks during the year, except Massachusetts. The types of fireworks available for sale vary by state; some only allow sparklers and other small ones while others have almost no restrictions. Check with your state and local laws before buying fireworks to avoid visits from law enforcement. Risks with Fireworks No matter what type you use, fireworks safety should be a top priority at all times. Every year, thousands of children and adults are injured in fireworks accidents, and the majority of the injuries could have been prevented. According to the National Fire Protection Association, over 10,000 people w...
Fire Damage Restoration, Safety Tips

Christmas Tree Fire Safety Tips

While they don’t occur very often, Christmas tree fires can be deadly, lighting the entire home on fire with just one spark. But the majority of them occur when the tree hasn’t been watered in days - when it is fully dried out. Don’t let your Christmas celebrations result in a disaster after forgetting to water the tree. Here are some Christmas tree fire safety tips to remember when setting up, decorating, and maintaining this beautiful decoration. Tree Fire Safety Tips In order to minimize the risk of a Christmas tree fire this year, follow these holiday fire safety steps and you can carry on to having a merry holiday. Proper Live Tree Care After picking up the perfect tree from the best vendor, make sure that it is properly maintained and “fed” in order for it to last past Chr...
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Microwave Safety – What Not to Put in the Microwave

Did you know that 9 out of 10 homes in the United States have microwaves? Because we are always on the go, we are not often left with much time to cook when we get home. Many Americans often work late nights and are simply too tired to cook a full meal. The fastest option that comes to mind is grabbing something from the fridge and popping it in the microwave. Within minutes, you have a hot meal readily prepared after putting in the least effort possible. But as convenient as these appliances can be, remember that they can be extremely dangerous to your health, safety, and home if used improperly. Prolonging cleaning, using the wrong materials, and overheating or exploding food within the machine can also cause significant damage. But when used properly, they can be extremely safe t...
How to Prevent House Fires in the Fall
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How to Prevent House Fires in the Fall

Many of us can agree that fall is a beautiful season as leaves change colors, temperatures cool down, and campfires burn in backyards. But these fun traditions also come with dangerous fire hazards, causing devastating property damage if one is not careful. The candles, burning leaves, and bonfires can quickly cause severe fire damage if they are left unsupervised for any period of time. Here are some common tips on how to prevent house fires this fall while still enjoying this gorgeous weather before the snow arrives. Follow these tips on how to stay safe and prevent house fires in the fall season: Candles. Yes they are fun, decorative, and smell amazing, but leaving them alone for any period of time can result in a horrible property fire. Never leave the room without putting...
Pet Fire Safety Tips
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Pet Fire Safety Tips

According to the United States Fire Administration, about 500,000 pets are affected by home fires each year, with about 1,000 of them accidentally started by pets themselves. Due to the numerous sources that can contribute to this natural disaster, it is extremely important to realize the risks you are taking by leaving your pets at home with the possibility of starting a fire. While they should be considered as members of the family, their safety should be regarded just as highly as that of everyone else. Practicing Pet Fire Safety Include pets in family fire escape plan When you establish and practice your fire escape plan, make sure they are included in every step. Also remember that they will become terrified as they will not understand what is happening during the fire. It is your ...