Top 10 safety tips for Barbeque & grilling

Fire, food safety, smoke, gas and charcoal safety are only a few. Read the attachment for more barbeque safety

Seven common electrical problems

Many homes are in great electrical shape, but when homeowners or non-licensed contractors try to make electrical modifications or repairs there can be issues. Here is just a sampling of the types of issues to look out for that are very common

Top 5 reasons you need a sump pump cover

Top five reasons you need a sump pump cover for both safety and to make sure you pump can work

Sharing Chimneys

Sharing a single chimney with other types of applainces can be dangerous

Proper Egress

Too many times people are trapped in a burning house and cannot escape. This review will help you to understand an Egress window. All sleeping rooms must have two means of egress (escape). Typically one doorway and at least one window

Dryer vent length

Properly connecting a dryer to an outside vent terminal is not as simple as it might seem….

You need to be concerned with the total length of run of the pipe, the type of pipe you use, how many bends are in the pipe, and the design/shape of vent terminal at the end of the pipe.

  

Asbestos siding

Asbestos siding was used extensively in buildings and homes from the 1930s until the 1970s, when its use was banned. Originally, asbestos siding was used because of the fire resistant properties of asbestos. Because asbestos is both a mineral and fibrous material , adding asbestos to siding materials  increases strength and durability, while providing some insulation and fireproofing to the structure. When asbestos first came out was called as the “miracle mineral”. It remains, to this day, a very durable product.

The Importance of Gutters and Downspouts

Water is surprisingly damaging to a home. Rain water that continually falls off a roof and pools around the foundation of a home can have very harmful long-term effects! That is why gutters on a home are very important.

  

Hidden Fire Hazards

Most of us know not to leave burning candles unattended or overload our outlets, but firefighters still respond to about 370,000 home blazes every year, according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).  Experts reveal surprising hazards and how to avoid unwittingly fanning the flames. 

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