Frozen Pipe Disaster!

Every winter season, the pipes in your home are at risk of damage from freezing conditions. Low temperatures can cause your water pipes to freeze, and in some cases burst. The following tips can help you safeguard your home before, during and after a pipe freezes. Prevent Your Pipes From Freezing Disconnect all gardening hoses and install covers on all outside faucets. Keep your house temperature at 68 degrees or higher, even if you're leaving the house for an extended period of time. Open cabinet doors below sinks to allow heat from the home to circulate. Identify the location of the main water valve and the valve on your water heater. (Learning the location of these valves may come in hand

Personal Safety

​​ Safety should be something on each of our minds when we enter a house with a client. Is there danger already in the house? Can you trust your client? Where should you park when you get to a house? Are you safe at your Open House? Does someone know where you are? It’s sad that we must ask these questions, but it is important that we do. I have a dear friend who is an expert in the field of safety and has developed a free presentation for realtors and property managers. Daniel has many years of teaching and does an awesome job. I asked him to write up an explanation of what he offers in a safety class. His basic presentation is free (hard to beat that price). The time to practice and learn

Holiday Fire-Safety Tips

Holiday Fire-Safety Tips by FamilyEducation Staff As the holidays approach, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is urging people to look for and eliminate potential dangers from holiday lights and decorations that could lead to fires and injuries. Each year, hospital emergency rooms treat thousands of people for injuries, such as falls, cuts, and shocks related to holiday lights, decorations, and Christmas trees. In addition, Christmas trees are involved in hundreds of fires each year, resulting in deaths, injuries, and property loss and damage. Keep your family safe this holiday season by following these safety tips. Trees When purchasing an artificial tree, look for the labe

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