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Fireproof Safes And Electrical Safety: How To Reduce Your Risk Of Winter Fires

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Fireproof Safes And Electrical Safety: How To Reduce Your Risk Of Winter Fires

Winter is nearly here and with it comes an increased risk for house fires. Holiday decorations, heating, and candles all contribute to an increased risk of fire during the winter season. Fortunately, there are a few ways you can reduce your risk of house fires and other hazards such as carbon monoxide poisoning and electrical fires this winter. Be mindful of electrical outlets During the winter months, you're going to be using your electrical outlets more often whether it's to give yourself more lighting now that the sun is setting by 5 PM or because you need an additional space heater to stay warm. Be sure that you're taking care not to overload your outlets. Electrical fires are the leading cause of home fires in the U.S. during the winter. Watch your candles Power outages are all too common during the winter months as power lines get pummeled by wind,...

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New Homeowner? Here's What You Need Once You Move In

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New Homeowner? Here's What You Need Once You Move In

It can be an intimidating (but incredible) experience to finally own your first house. But once you close on your mortgage and move in, there are a few things you'll need to get that you may not have considered when you lived in an apartment.Here are a few things you'll need as a new homeowner to help you settle into your first house. First Thing's First: Security You no longer live in an apartment building, which means you can't rely on a doorman or security camera in the lobby to protect your valuables. As a homeowner, there are three essential things you need in your home to keep burglars out: locks, safes, and a security system.Your first step ought to be to change your door locks. This ensures no one but you has access to your home.Once your locks are secure, set up a security system. Homeowners insurance can reimburse...

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