Spring Cleaning Safety

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Springtime – the time of the year where the sun starts shining longer and brighter, but unfortunately also highlights the pesky specks of dust and dirt around your home. Before you pull out all the bottles, jars, and canisters of cleaning supplies from the cupboards, check that your rubber gloves are free from any holes and tears. If not, it might be time to replace them to avoid dry and cracked skin from hot water and various harsh cleaning agents.

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Protect Your Home and Valuables from Flooding and Water Damage

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A devastating event such as indoor flooding is often due to just one faulty home appliance, and can bring thousands of dollars’ worth of damage. An unsuspected leak can also be a painful reminder that most homeowners’ insurance policies do not include flood damage. Being proactive can save a lot of headache – and money. Kitchen Look under the sink for any signs of leaks, and check behind and under the dishwasher and refrigerator for leaks or wet spots. Inspect

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Top 5 Causes of House Fires

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1. Kitchen & Cooking Stats: 164,500 residential cooking fires occur each year, and account for 40-45% of all residential building fires. Cooking fires are the leading cause of residential building fires. Most fires happen when an oven or a stove is left unattended, people are distracted, or a pot or pan overheats – it only takes a few seconds for a fire to start. 2. Heating Equipment Stats: 50,100 heating fires occur each year, and 30% of heating fires occur

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Your Child – and School Safety

School safety tips from All-Guard Alarm Systems

You have regular fire and emergency drills at home, and taught your children to shout “Stranger Danger” if they are approached by someone they don’t know. However, protecting their children from acts of violence at school is the main cause of worry for most parents. Outside of the home, school is still the safest place for your child. Nevertheless, there are steps you can take to make your child’s school an ever safer place. Visitors Check with the school if

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Home Safety Checklist

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Make your home an ever safer place for your family by regularly updating your home safety checklist. Sound the Alarm Install smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors on each floor of your house, covering all sleeping areas. Test all alarms on a monthly basis, and replace any faulty ones. Replace batteries every daylight-saving time change, or sooner if they start chirping. Keep alarms and detectors clean and make sure the grills are dust-free. Outlet Overload Check for overloaded extension cords

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