With the warmer months comes outdoor cooking. Whenever humans and cooking are involved, things can get real serious real fast.
The National Fire Protection Agency tells us that between 2009-2013, fire departments responded to an average of 8,900 home fires involving grills, hibachis or barbecues each year. Those fires caused annual averages of 10 deaths, 160 injuries and $118 million in property damage.
In this issue, we’ll share tips for keeping your barbecue a fun – and safe – event.
Because a growing number of seniors are choosing to live independently, it’s vital that loved ones and others who are close to them make sure they’re safe in their homes.
Since falls, burns, and poisonings are the most common components to accidents involving seniors, in this issue we’ll share a few tips for making sure your loved one is safer.
The air ducts in your home or business provide a critical service. Throughout each and every day, they continuously circulate the air that you and others breath, and provide indoor comfort no matter the season.
In this issue, we’ll talk about the importance of having your air ducts cleaned and maintained on a regular basis.
Early this year, a young Berkeley couple and their two cats were found dead in their apartment. Toxicology reports later confirmed they were overcome with carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning – most likely coming from vented fumes from their 3D printer.
Their story is not unheard of. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, at least 430 people lose their lives annually in the U.S. from accidental CO poisoning.
In this issue, we’ll share tips for how you can avoid CO poisoning from happening to you.
In early March, an attic fire at a Lake Los Angeles home left a child in critical condition from severe burns. Sadly, incidents like this are all too common.
According to the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Association, there are more than 10,000 attic fires each year throughout the country. On average, these fires lead to about 35 deaths, 125 injuries and more than $400 million in property damage annually.
In this issue, we’ll talk about steps you can take to help prevent attic fires.
When accidents happen at home or in the workplace, an understanding of basic medical care can go a long ways to preventing further injuries and initiating the healing process.
In this issue, we’ll talk about fundamental first aid tips for dealing with burns.
No matter how hard you guard against it, your carpet will most likely fall victim to spills, accidents, and stains. If your carpeting is white, you may think that all hope of cleaning it is lost.
Not so fast! In this issue, we’ll share tips for cleaning white carpeting.
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