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Five Holiday Fire Hazards to Avoid This Season

Five Holiday Fire Hazards to Avoid This Season

The holiday season is meant to be a joyful time of year. If you’re not careful, though, it could become a dangerous one due to fire risks. Watch for these common holiday fire hazards so you can keep your San Antonio home safe this season. Christmas Trees Live Christmas trees might look beautiful in your…

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Deck the Halls with the Right Number of Smoke Detectors

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Installing smoke detectors is an effective way to protect you and your family from fires. Since these detectors alert you to the presence of smoke, it’s important to make sure you have as many of them as you need in your San Antonio home. Find out more about how to determine how many you should…

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Is Your Home Protected from Carbon Monoxide? Safety Tips to Consider

Identifying and resolving carbon monoxide (CO) safety hazards in your home can help keep you and your family from becoming the next statistic. In an average year, nearly 450 people die due to CO poisoning. Over 55,000 are poisoned severely enough to require emergency room treatment followed by hospitalization. An odorless, colorless gas, CO is a…

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Radon Gas: What It Is, Its Dangers & How to Keep Your Home Safe

If you’ve never had your home radon levels tested, don’t put it off anymore. Radon is a colorless gas that has no taste or odor, produced by decay of uranium deep underground. Radon rising from the earth may seep into houses through cracks and other openings, then accumulate inside the structure. Inhalation of radon gas…

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Homeowner’s Guide to AC Dangers

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An air conditioner is a safe, well-designed piece of equipment that, if properly installed, maintained and used, should give you years of comfort with few problems. There are some pitfalls involved with neglected maintenance, poor installation practices and improper use. Here’s a brief primer on certain AC dangers to watch out for. Electrical Fires Although…

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How to Puppy-Proof Your HVAC System

How to Puppy-Proof Your HVAC System

Puppies are just so darned cute. It’s a good thing, because otherwise, given the amount of destruction they’re capable of, no homeowners in their right minds would want to take on these unruly balls of fur, teeth and energy. If you have a puppy or are thinking of getting one, here are some good tips…

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Attic Safety Tips for Winter

Attic Safety Tips for Winter

Climbing up into that unfinished zone on the other side of your ceiling calls for a few attic safety tips. Most people spend as little time as possible in those cramped confines. Indeed, it’s a good idea to leave evaluation of attic insulation and/or checking for roof leakage to qualified professionals. Nevertheless, if you plan…

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Furnace Safety Tips for Families

Furnace Safety Tips for Families

While a furnace is an excellent way to keep warm and comfortable during the short San Antonio winter, it’s critical that you observe certain furnace safety precautions to prevent the system from posing a risk to your family. Newer furnaces come with several safety devices, such as an air pressure switch and mercury flame sensor…

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Safe Decoration Storage

Safe Decoration Storage

If you’re like most San Antonio homeowners, you have treasured decorations that you bring out each year to make the holidays more festive, and then carefully store away when the season is over. You may not realize that the spot you choose for decoration storage is important, because picking a location like the furnace room…

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Fire Hazards During the Holidays

Fire Hazards During the Holidays

Your mind may be a million miles away from thinking of holiday safety at home, but in reality, it’s one of the most dangerous places to be in December. The holiday festivities, the cooking, the candles and the real Christmas trees and decorations set the stage for accidents and fires. Pay close attention to these…

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