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Gardens

It is March, and spring is about to be sprung.  With warmer weather and longer days, March is a great month to add a few projects to your home improvement to-do list:

Prevent Dryer Fires.  This March weekend, clean out your dryer's venting system. This important cleaning chore is going to...

Electric Lighting

Just a few years ago, the thought of owning an emergency standby generator seemed somewhat silly and totally unnecessary.  But with an aging power grid, living without electricity is all too common. Many homeowners simply cannot afford to ride out another power outage. Instead, they are...

Home Safety

Although significant progress has been made in the United States in reducing the number of deaths caused by accidental fires in the home, these incidents still kill more than 3,000 individuals each year.  Better education about the dangers of fire and wider use of smoke alarms are generally...

Home Safety

The statistics are scary, but it is possible to survive a fire.  In the next two hours, someone in the United States is likely to die in a fire.  According to the National Fire Protection Association, 80% of these deaths will happen at home.  But thanks to a high tech city in New Jersey that...

Home Security

Do you live in a tornado-prone area?  The safest place to seek shelter from the storm is in a “safe room” right in your own home. 

The average tornado victim has less than 60 seconds’ warning that a tornado is going to strike their home.  Unfortunately, when most people hear that urgent...

Basements

According to the National Fire Protection Association, correctly knowing the operation of your windows plays an important role in your safety at home.

“Windows can be used as a secondary exit if the primary way out of a room is blocked by fire or smoke,” says Judy Comoletti, division manager...