What is Carbon Monoxide (CO)? Where does it comes from? How can I prevent CO Poisoning? What should I do if I suspect I have CO Poisoning? All very important questions that home owners and even businesses should ask themselves. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “more than 400 Americans die from unintentional CO poisoning not linked to fires, more than 20,000 visit the emergency room, and more than 4,000 are hospitalized.” Luckily, there are ways to prevent this from happening.
Stormy weather, service work, and even that sneaky squirrel chewing on the lines can all cause power flickers, fluctuations, and of course outages. We sit and wait, wondering “When’s the power going to come back on?”
But there’s another question that comes to mind for us and that’s “Is my home protected for when the power does come back on?”
Our freezer is one of our most used and useful appliances in our households. It stores many of our food items and keeps them fresh and safe to eat over a long period of time. However, how long do some of our food items actually last in the freezer until they are not good to eat anymore? Below is a list of common foods we store in our freezer and how long they are good to eat for.
Purchasing new appliances like a washer and dryer can be a very exciting time. You get to try out all different types of models and figure out what is best for you and your home. Then it’s out with the old and in with the new! But where exactly is this place the old appliances are going to?Continue reading
Whether you are relocating your dryer or installing a new one, there are a few safety precautions you should be sure to take upon doing so. It is important to be very cautious when disconnecting your dryer from the gas line because of potential fire hazards or gas explosions. If you feel at all hesitant about disconnecting your gas dryer yourself, make sure to contact a qualified technician to perform the task for you. However, taking the following steps during this process will ensure a safe disconnection:
Across the country, thousands of house fires are caused by dryers every year. The number of incidents tends to increase in the fall and winter months as people begin to use their dryers more frequently. The main reason these fires break out is because people fail to keep this appliance properly cleaned and maintained. Taking a few extra minutes to perform these simple tasks will ensure you and your dryer have no issues this season.
With the end of October approaching, we look forward to the holiday season. Unfortunately, colder weather comes along with this. Although this time can be a joyous period for many, we have to make sure that we are staying safe and healthy through the winter season. It is important to plan ahead and prepare our homes and ourselves for what lies ahead. The following preventative measures can help us prepare.Continue reading