Experts warn rising temperatures can turn air conditioners into fire hazards

~ I hope this helps you and staves off potential dangers ~ Experts warn rising temperatures can turn air conditioners into fire hazards Also related - http://www.businessinsider.com/best-air-conditioner

8 Things You Should NEVER Put Down Your Garbage Disposal

  8 Things You Should NEVER Put Down Your Garbage Disposal Unless you want major plumbing problems.   If you're lucky enough to have a garbage disposal that will mash up food waste with the flick of a switch, then you need to know how to take care of it. (They can be really expensive!) … Continue reading 8 Things You Should NEVER Put Down Your Garbage Disposal

Lack of preparation for massive earthquake could bring catastrophe, report says

Lack of preparation for massive earthquake could bring catastrophe, report says Northridge fire Ken Lubas / Los Angeles Times Sylmar resident Brian Demetz runs from his burning home in Sylmar on Jan. 17, 1994, after the Northridge earthquake. Sylmar resident Brian Demetz runs from his burning home in Sylmar on Jan. 17, 1994, after the … Continue reading Lack of preparation for massive earthquake could bring catastrophe, report says

Keep Home Thieves Away With a Security Expert’s 6 Tips

Are you prepared if a home invasion happens to you? Members of a family in Williamsburg, Virginia, allowed “Good Morning America” to conduct a test on their home to see how secure it is. Safety and security expert Bill Stanton was able to break into the family’s home, taking advantage of lapses in their home … Continue reading Keep Home Thieves Away With a Security Expert’s 6 Tips

SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY: Residents can now text 911 in emergencies (UPDATE)

From The Press Enterprise 12/15/15 A person must have a data or text plan in order to use the service. Texting a 911 operator is a little different than messaging a friend. A caller will use 911 as the phone number, type a message and send a text message. A cell tower will read the … Continue reading SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY: Residents can now text 911 in emergencies (UPDATE)

The 20 Most Injury-Causing Household Products in America

From Yahoo Health 8/27/15 ~ For your safety and mine~ In a perfect world, we’d all be safe from stubbed toes and paper cuts, broken bones and oven burns. But it’s not a perfect world, and Americans seem to be constantly at risk. Household products cause millions of injuries in the U.S. each year. These … Continue reading The 20 Most Injury-Causing Household Products in America

Keep Your Home Secure While on Vacation

From Consumer Reports 7/8/14 4 easy ways to keep your home secure while you’re on vacation Most communities across the U.S. will experience a 10 percent to 18 percent jump in home burglaries during the months of June, July, and August, according to FBI statistics. But there are simple ways you can help ensure thieves … Continue reading Keep Your Home Secure While on Vacation

Home Lighting Safety

The Do's and Dont's Of Porch Lights In the same way a few well-placed lamps can revitalize a room, neighborhoods get a face lift when given the proper lighting. A well-lit, bright street is far more welcoming than a dark row of creaky houses—but does that make it safer? Is it mother-nature-friendly? Should you leave … Continue reading Home Lighting Safety