Electrical Safety And Flooding

Posted on: 4 December 2014

If you live in an area that's prone to flooding, you need to be prepared well ahead of time for flood conditions. Many people think about emergency supplies, radios and first-aid kits, but it might not occur to them to think about electrical safety. Below are some electrical safety tips you can follow before, during and after a flood. Before a Flood Ensure that your home's circuit breakers have been clearly labeled well ahead of time.
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Clean Your Painted Walls The Right Way

Posted on: 3 December 2014

A bucket of lukewarm water and your favorite cleaning solution might be your go-to cleaning method for most of the surfaces inside your home. However, this doesn't mean it's okay for your painted walls. The reality is that there is a wrong and a right way to clean painted walls. Avoiding the wrong methods will help keep your painted walls looking better, longer. Familiarizing yourself with how to clean every day, common stains from your walls should be step number one.
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Stringing Up Some Decorative Lights? Don't Forget These Extension Cord Safety Precautions

Posted on: 3 December 2014

Do you like holiday lighting? Bright, colored lights are synonymous with celebrations, but the extension cords used during their installation can cause electrical fires or shock if not properly installed.  Here are some tips and precautions to help you select and use your extension cables safely: Selection Tips Determine where you are going to use an extension cable. This is because the cords are designed to withstand different risks. For example, cords marked for outdoor use are more robust and rugged than indoor wires.
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Extend the Life of Your AC Unit and Keep Your Home Cooler: 2 Tips for AC Health

Posted on: 3 December 2014

An AC unit should not be your sole line of defense against summer heat because an AC unit only cools your home down once it has already started to heat up. Trusting only an AC unit to keep your home cool is similar to trying to keep wildlife out of your yard by chasing them out but doing nothing to prevent them from getting in. If you can prevent heat from getting into your home in the first place, you can reduce the workload on your AC unit and reduce your AC bills at the same time.
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