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Tips for safer renovations

Home renovation projects vary in scope. Something as simple as repainting a bedroom counts as a renovation project, as does a full kitchen remodel. But no matter how big or small a project, homeowners' top priority should always be safety.


How to fit a life jacket correctly

Many people assume that simply wearing a life jacket or another personal flotation device is enough to provide adequate safety while enjoying activities on the water. But just as important as wearing the PFD is that it fit properly.
Selecting a life jacket is not a one-size-fits-all scenario. Nor are all life jackets


Desiccant not so dangerous

Parents fret over many of the items kids come into contact with, particularly small objects that can present choking hazards or items that may be poisonous. One common thing that often turns up in a home are packets of silica gel.
Silica gel is a desiccant, which means it is designed to draw moisture


How to close up a fireplace for the season

A roaring fireplace on a chilly day provides a welcome, aesthetically appealing respite from the cold.


Food safety pointers for parties

Food is an integral part of any special event, party or impromptu get-together. Ensuring the food is handled and served in a safe manner is the key to keeping guests from getting ill.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention state that more than 200 known diseases are transmitted through food. Physical reactions can range from mild gastroenteritis to life-threatening neurologic, hepatic and renal syndromes. Food-related diseases often send people to the hospital, but these conditions are largely preventable.