Monthly Archives: May 2014

Spring Tips for Homeowners

Spring CleaningOur home is our sanctuary. It is where we spend most of our time with family and friends. We expect our homes to be a safe haven and a place where we can feel secure and protected from harm. There are many easy and inexpensive spring tips for homeowners that will help keep the home and family members safe and secure.

10 Interior and exterior spring tips to keep your home safe includes:

1. Install Smoke Detectors

Be sure that all of the bedrooms and family areas in the home are equipped with a smoke detector. Check that the batteries are in working order and are installed correctly. Choose a model that detects both smoke and carbon monoxide, if possible.

2. Have Fire Extinguishers

Be sure there is a fire extinguisher easily accessible in the kitchen and garage. Familiarize your family how it operates so they will be prepared if … Read the rest

Disaster Preparedness – 4 Important Steps to Keep You and Your Family Safe

Disaster PreparednessA natural disaster can strike at any moment so disaster preparedness is something that everyone should be thinking about. Planning ahead is extremely important. What steps can be taken to make sure that in the case of emergency the damage to your home is kept to a minimum and your family are safe? Follow these simple steps and they will help keep your home intact and your family safe.

Identify Safe Spots in the Home

Do you know where the safest spot in your home is to survive a tornado, earthquake or severe storm? You’ll want to look at the structure of your home to decide where the safe spots are. Under a stairway in the basement is generally regarded as a safe spot for weather related emergencies.

Know the Area You Live In

A really important step in disaster preparedness is knowing the area that you live in. Are … Read the rest

Mold and Mildew Cleanup

Mold and mildewMold and mildew within the home may not seem like that big of a deal to the homeowner. This should not be the case though. As a matter of fact, many illnesses can result from these two little culprits, posing health hazards for the family. This may be especially so for someone that suffers from allergies or asthma. Therefore, proper mold and mildew cleanup should be considered a necessity. It is also important that mold and mildew prevention efforts be taken to avoid the problem again in the future.

Agents for Cleaning Mold and Mildew

Contrary to popular belief, the homeowner does not need to purchase specially formulated products for mold and mildew cleanup. Cleaning with any particular agent does not guarantee mold prevention and the same is true of mildew prevention. There are several products that are already in the home that are adequate for cleaning. This can include … Read the rest