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Staying Safe While Staying Cool

The ancient Romans referred to the hottest, most humid days of summer as “dog days”. Dog days or not, hot weather finds us seeking ways to stay cool inside and outside the home. Here’s a few safety tips to keep mind.

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Electrical Safety Tips for Homeowners

It’s no surprise that most homeowners are not experts on electricity and how it actually ‘works’. But you don’t need to be an expert to stay safe. Knowing what to look for will help you do just that, and help you decide when to reach out to an expert for help.

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Electric Blanket Safety

Electric blankets (or ‘heating pads’) can offer true comfort and are a mainstream modern convenience. However, because they are designed to create heat from electricity, they are prone to issues that can cause injury or a fire. We provide tips here for buying, using, and inspecting your electric blanket to keep you or a loved one comfortable and safe.

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Summary of Fire Hazards Detected by Ting

Electrical fire hazards can emerge at any time, no matter the age of your home.  If you’ve ever wondered what types of hazards Ting is identifying and remediating for homeowners, here’s a really interesting overview.

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Be Kind to Your Cords

Why do we tend to treat electrical cords so poorly? We have a few theories, but we won’t attempt to answer this here. Rather, we’ve curated some simple reminders about treating cords properly to help keep your family and home safe.

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Safety Tips: Staying Warm with Electric Heating Devices

It is not unusual that we regularly see a marked increase in home electrical fire threats in regions affected by extreme weather. Whether you’re one of many in your community impacted by a weather event or regional energy supply issue – or your heating system is simply on the fritz – this short article is for you.

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Did You Know? Laptop Power Supplies and House Fires

Few people think that laptop power supplies can cause devastating electrical fires. While not a common occurrence, they can – and do.

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