Tag: home safety tips

What to Do If a Compact Fluorescent Bulb Breaks
Posted on March 23, 2017

Compact fluorescent light bulbs have provided a good alternative to incandescent bulbs typically using 75% less energy. In addition, compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) last as much as six times longer than incandescent bulbs. With benefits that include saving energy and therefore money as well as not having to be replaced as often, do CFLs

Gasoline Leaf Blower Safety and Maintenance Tips
Posted on November 22, 2016

Leaf blowers can make the chore of yard maintenance much easier and less time-consuming. But there are safety concerns that need to be taken into consideration to prevent injuries. A leaf blower can move debris up to 200 mph stirring up dust that could be inhaled and making dangerous flying objects airborne. From 50 feet

Extension Cord Safety – A Home Maintenance Tip
Posted on August 25, 2016

Extension cords can be a convenient way to deliver power to a variety of electrical appliances and devices. However, when used without proper precautions, an extension cord can be a tripping hazard and cause harm through electrocution and fire. Each year extension cords are responsible for over 4,000 injuries and 3,300 house fires resulting in

Home Maintenance Tip: Childproof your Home for your Grandchildren
Posted on June 21, 2016

It may seem like just yesterday since your kids were young, but now you have a grandchild on the way. Perhaps you’ve forgotten some of the tricks of child-rearing, but childproofing your home is one task that you need to tackle right away. Unintentional household injuries such as suffocation, burns, drowning, falls, choking and poisoning

Home MaintenanceTip: Making Homes for Safe for the Elderly
Posted on April 08, 2016

There are currently more than 41 million people aged 65 or older in the United States with the number expected to rise dramatically in the years to come. Many of us will be dealing with aging parents and with our own aging in the years to come. Seniors may have a variety of medical challenges

Home Maintenance Tip: Check your GFCI Outlets
Posted on March 25, 2016

Have you notice the electrical receptacles in kitchens or bathroom that have “Test” and “Reset” buttons? These receptacles are ground fault circuit interrupters or GFCI. They are one of the most important safety features in homes protecting people from electrocution. What is the purpose of a Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI)? A ground fault occurs

Home Maintenance Tip: Garage Door Safety
Posted on March 11, 2016

Pulling up in the driveway and pushing the remote control to open the garage door is a convenience that most of us expect. Yet, we don’t often think about the safety and maintenance involved with our garage doors. In 2007, there were over 13,000 injuries resulting from garage doors. From 1982 through 2001, garage doors

Home Maintenance Tip: Stove Maintenance and Safety
Posted on December 18, 2015

Even if you mainly use your stove to reheat food and don’t aspire to be a gourmet cook, you don’t want it to fail right before a big occasion. Maintaining your stove can help improve performance and extend its lifespan. Cleaning Your Knobs and Dials: Use a non-abrasive cleaner or soap and water to remove

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