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Safety Tips

10/12/2016 (Permalink)

Everyone wants to keep there home warm during the winter months. Here are some safety tips to follow: 

- Never use the oven, range, or stove to heat your home

- Never burn trash, paper or green wood in your fireplace. These items cause heavy green wood in your fireplace. These items cause heavy  creosote build up, which could eventually startfire in your chimney

- Only buy heaters evaluated by a nationally recognized laboratory, such as Underwriters Laboratories (UL)

- Purchase electric heaters with a thermostat control mechanism that will switch off should the heater tip over

- Never use electric heaters to dry clothes or other objects

- Keep Space heaters at least three feet away from combustibles

- Plug your electric heater directly into the wall. Do not use an extension cord or a power strip. 

- Alwaysunplug your electric heater when it is not in use

TIPS FOR WINTERIZING YOUR PROPERTY

10/12/2016 (Permalink)

COLE WEATHER CAN HAVE A HUGH IMPACT ON BUSINESS AND HOMES THAT AREN'T PREPARED.  Heavy precipitation, freezing temperatures and damaging winds can all have a negative impact on your property.  To help avail costly and time-consuming damages due to the weather, consider the following tips while winterizing your property

* keep cabinet doors open during cold spells.  this allows warm air to circulate around pipes

* Keep a slow trickle of water flowing through faucets, especially if the pipes for faucets run through unheated or un insulated areas of the home or business

*  Consider shutting off outdoor faucets.  Find the shut off valve in the basement or crawl space and turn it to Off.

*  If you follow the previous step, then open the outdoor faucet to help ensure it drains completely and the inner valve is shut off