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Moving? Protect your new home from these hidden threats

Tuesday Jun 2nd, 2020

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Moving into a new home can be an overwhelming process, but taking the proper safety measures can help you and your family rest easy in your new space. Here’s how to help ensure your home is protected from the following safety threats. Mould: Mould can grow behind walls and under floors, above ceiling tiles or behind shower walls, creating toxins that cause health issues such as chronic sinus problems, respiratory infections and asthma. In fact, studies link mould to the tripling... [read more]

Practice safe cooking to protect your family from fire

Friday Oct 16th, 2020

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As the weather gets cooler and the holidays approach, family and friends gather in the kitchen to spend quality time together. While this space is one of the most social areas in the home, it can also be the most dangerous.   In fact, cooking is of the leading causes of home fires, according to the Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs. They share tips to help you stay safe and know what to do if a kitchen... [read more]

Tips to prepare your home for the unexpected

Wednesday Sep 2nd, 2020

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While spending more time at home, it’s critical that you take the necessary steps to help ensure your family is prepared in the event a home fire or carbon monoxide (CO) leak occurs. CO is the number one cause of accidental poisoning in Canada and, according to the Canadian National Fire Information Database, 80 per cent of fire deaths occur in homes without working smoke alarms. Make sure your home is ready for anything with the following tips and tools. Alarm your... [read more]

5 safety tips for every griller

Monday Jul 13th, 2020

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Barbecuing is a summer staple, but the return of warmer weather also increases the chances of a home fire. The National Fire Protection Association reports outdoor grilling causes an average of 10,200 home fires each year – and with over 80% of Canadian households owning a grill or smoker, it’s important to take the right precautions. Before you fire up the barbecue for your next cookout, check out these five safety tips to help protect you and your home. Cook... [read more]

Enhance home safety with fire extinguishers

Tuesday Nov 19th, 2019

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When a fire starts, every second counts. Fire extinguishers can help save lives when used quickly and effectively, making them an important part of maintaining a safe home for you and your family. Follow these tips on placement and usage to help ensure you are properly prepared in case of emergency: Compare features. Select home fire extinguishers that feature a metal valve and trigger, which offer the durability of commercial-grade extinguishers, as well as an easy-to-read... [read more]

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