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Dangers of Carbon Monoxide

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning When buying a new home, it is important to look for one that is safe. While installing the right security system and picking the right neighborhood can help to keep your family safe from outside dangers, it is also important to make sure that you protect yourself from any inside dangers, including carbon monoxide. Carbon monoxide is known as the silent killer, since it is a colorless and odorless gas that can only be detected with an alarm. Each year, around 15,000 people are sent to the emergency room due to carbon monoxide. There are many sources of carbon monoxide around your house, including gas fueled water heaters, fireplaces, furnaces, generators, and attached garages. Hiring a professional to check for any carbon monoxide leaks can help to keep you and your family safe. Installing carbon monoxide alarms throughout your home is the best way to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning. Alarms should be ... Read more

Trick or Treat Safety Tips

With Halloween just around the corner, it is the perfect time to put the finishing touches on your costume and make sure your jack o’ lantern looks its best. More importantly, it is the perfect time to make sure everyone in your family knows how to stay safe while trick or treating. Keep these safety tips in mind to help make sure everyone has a safe and fun holiday. When choosing a costume for your child, make sure that it does not drag on the ground to avoid tripping and falling while walking. Use face paint instead of a mask, since masks can obstruct a child’s view while walking. Make sure to test the face paint on a small area to ensure that it will not irritate your child’s skin. Use reflective tape or stickers on your child’s costume to make them more visible to passing cars and people. Also have them ... Read more