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Winter Season Home Safety – 6 Essential Tips

This is the time of year when safety-related incidents tend to increase, and home fires grow in number and impact. With that, we’ve updated our annual holiday and winter season home safety refresher – we hope you find the tips valuable.

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Fire Safety Tips for the Busy Holiday Kitchen

November begins the ‘busy’ season in the kitchen, and also when the number one cause of home fires sees a few notable upticks in frequency.

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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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National Fire Prevention Month

The ‘Great Chicago Fire’ began on October 8th, 1871. National Fire Prevention Month commemorates this event each year in October focusing on fire prevention and awareness.

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5 Essential Steps to Better Fire Safety in the Home

Fire safety in the home – it’s not just about smoke detectors. The most diligent prevention measures don’t guarantee you won’t experience a fire in your home. But if and when a fire does occur – a good safety plan will pay dividends.

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Did You Know? Laptop Power Supplies and House Fires

Laptop power supplies can cause electrical fires. While not common, these fires can – and do occur. Here’s how to help stay safe when using them.

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Extension Cord Safety – Know the Basics

They’re very convenient, so it’s no surprise that extension cords are popular. While they can help deliver power where we need it, we don’t always use them safely or replace them as needed. Understanding how to use them properly helps maximize your safety and minimize the risk of an electrical issue, shock hazard, or fire.

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Ting’s Role in Preventing Electrical Fires

Electrical fire hazards vary in nature; here we explore what Ting is designed to detect – and what Ting is unlikely to detect today.

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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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Why the Electrical Grid is a Big Deal

A reliable electrical grid is critically essential. The U.S. electrical grid saw its first expansion in major cities in the late 1800s. It’s a complex system that continues to expand, age, and become even more complex. In this article, we share some fascinating facts about one of our most relied-upon resources and how it touches your home.

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