Recent Posts in Home Safety Category

  • Keep Everyone Healthy at School

    August 16, 2016
    It’s hard to believe summer is already over. Now that the kids are headed back school, they’ll come in contact with germs and contagious bugs from their fellow classmates. You can’t control what happens at school, but you can maintain a clean kitchen to help prevent your family from getting sick this school year. Follow these kitchen cleaning tips for a healthier home. Wash Up Every family member ...
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  • Proper Dryer Cleaning & Fire Prevention

    March 21, 2016
    by: Steve Bowles, Mr. Appliance Franchise Consultant This blog was contributed by one of our franchise consultants and dryer vent cleaning experts, Steve Bowles. Clothes dryer vent fires are a real risk to home safety and proper inspection and maintenance of your dryer is a necessity. According to recent news reports citing the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, more than 15,000 fires are ...
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  • Warning Signs for Appliances

    February 25, 2016
    As you go about your day, you rely on home appliances more than you probably realize. Only when something goes wrong do you appreciate how dependent you are on your refrigerator, washer and dryer, hot water heater, dishwasher, and oven. Learn how to tell if you should schedule appliance repair and when to opt for a replacement instead. Signs Your Appliances Need Attention The appliance won’t turn ...
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  • Kitchen Safety

    October 4, 2015
    We all have that family favorite go-to meal that we can make blindfolded with one armed tied behind our back. You know the dish…the one that elicits accolades and praise from the family and sends you into a temporary “I could be the next Rachael Ray” euphoria. But it’s in these exact moments when we trust our culinary know-how and we maybe get a little careless in the kitchen. Think about it. You ...
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  • Labor Day Safety

    September 4, 2015
    Labor Day is a holiday celebrated in the US on the first Monday in September. The purpose of this federal holiday is to commemorate the American labor movement. That’s the official side of Labor Day, but in reality most associate Labor Day as being summer’s last hoorah. This three-day weekend is a chance for folks to bid farewell to the carefree days of summer and usher in hectic school schedules, ...
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  • Grilling Do's and Don'ts

    July 28, 2015
    Don’t you just love spending your summer evenings sitting on the patio, sipping your favorite summertime beverage and enjoying a meal hot off the grill? The entire atmosphere of good friends and good food bolsters a kumbaya-esque kinship for the whole evening. But what if the chicken catches on fire and the hamburger patties are char-grilled into an unrecognizable blob? And all’s fine and dandy ...
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  • Grill Safety

    July 14, 2015
    Light up the grill, invite guests over and party on the patio until the sun goes down because summer is here. Grilling is the perfect reason to take any meal outdoors, and almost any food you can think of can be grilled. From pizza to kabobs , you name it…you can grill it. However, grilling can be dangerous. According to the National Fire Protection Association an average of 8,800 home fires are ...
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  • S'mores: A Favorite Fireplace Snack

    January 13, 2015
    Baby, it’s cold outside… Even if it’s cold and gloomy outside, you just can’t beat the warm fuzzies from a crackling fire in the fireplace. But what can make the enchanting moment even better? A fireplace snack! And there’s no snack that can beat a good ol’ fireplace s’more. The ooeyness, the gooeyness, the messiness and the yumminess make a fireplace s’more the best winter snack – ever! S’mores ...
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  • Child Safety in The Kitchen

    November 26, 2014
    The kitchen is often referred to as the heart of the home. It’s a place where memories and masterpieces are created and cherished. From the recreation of Aunt B’s apple pie that turned out beautifully or the hot mess that should have been Grandma’s creamy mashed potatoes but turned out to be a yellow glob with a near-rubber consistency – memories. Whether you’re handing down secret recipes or ...
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  • 5 Tips to Simplify Your Life

    June 26, 2014
    With the hustle and bustle of each day, our schedules seem to get crazier by the minute. Do this, be there, meet them, pick up that… It seems like we’re on a perpetual merry-go-round that goes faster and faster the more we try to slow it down. When did life get so busy and complicated? And just as we appear to have it all together, the side effects of this overloaded lifestyle creep in: headaches, ...
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  • Prevent a Washing Machine Hose Disaster

    April 29, 2014
    By Kellie Pearson When it comes to disastrous water damage in your home, burst washing machine hoses have to be the worst. It’s also generally known as one of the most common complaints insurance companies receive when dealing with flood claims. How can you prevent a burst washing machine hose from happening to you? Know how to spot signs of trouble by looking at the 90-degree turns either coming ...
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  • World Health Day: 10 Tips for Healthy Living

    April 29, 2014
    April 7 is globally recognized as World Health Day . The World Health Organization created this day to mark the anniversary of their founding in 1948, as well as to help draw attention to the importance of global health. While reflecting on this year’s initiative to combat vector-borne diseases, also remember to focus on the health of you and your family. Spring into health this season by ...
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  • 6 Ways to Feng Shui Your Home

    April 29, 2014
    Many environmental scientists and architects incorporate the basic idea of Feng Shui into their designs on the premise that clutter in our homes hinders our sense of well-being. Surrounding yourself with objects and architecture that uplift your mood and ensuring items are in proper places and not in chaos can give you a better state of mind. To put it simply, as the old saying goes, a clean house ...
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  • 5 Money Saving Tips

    March 29, 2014
    It seems everywhere you turn these days, someone is offering up the latest and greatest money saving tips. Have you noticed it’s usually the same tips over and over? They’re recycled and bedazzled, but nonetheless, they’re the same. The most common tips are adjust your home thermostat, stop eating out (including trips to the local coffee house), and pay off your credit card balance each month. ...
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  • Dryer Vent Cleaning Tips

    March 24, 2014
    Did you know dirty dryer vents cause 15,000 home fires a year? That adds up to a collective $201 million in damages! According to recent studies, nearly 92 percent of all laundry room fires can be traced back to either a dirty dryer or a dirty dryer vent system. Either way, it’s kindling simply waiting for a spark. And that’s all it takes – just one small spark can ignite lint buildup. Once ...
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