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Cyber security essential for smart homes

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Corporations are no longer the only ones looking at cyber security. Increasingly, homeowners whose networks can make them vulnerable to cyber extortion, cyberattack and online fraud are seeing cyber security as a necessity.

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Know the types of water shut-off devices

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There are two basic categories of water shut-off systems: whole-house systems and point-of-use systems. While both can prevent water damage, generally only a whole-house system qualifies for a premium credit on your homeowner insurance.

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Add dryer vents to your maintenance routine

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Proper maintenance can prevent the most common cause of dryer fires: lint buildup in dryer vents. Jayson Scott, national program director for Cincinnati’s fitness, sports and recreation program, offers tips for dryer maintenance in the August edition of ClubSolutions Magazine, a publication for health club operators. His tips can apply to any business or individual using a dryer.

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Making the most of the home walk-through

By | agent, basement, bathrooms, block, cabinets, caulk, ceiling, concrete, Consumer Tips, floor, furnace, heater, home, independent, inspect, inspection, inspector, Insurance, intrusion, kitchen, laundry, leak, level, mechanical, moisture, pipe, pipes, regulate, regulator, sink, through, walk, walk-through, water, window
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It’s easy to get caught up in excitement when you’re looking for a new home. Keep in mind, though, when a home is listed for sale, it is being presented as positively as possible. As a prospective buyer, you will want to examine the property inside and out, door to door and ceiling to floor.

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Stop the roll – Checklist for wheelchairs in transport

By | agency, brakes, checklist, control, equip, equipped, facility, family, friend, gate, health, home, independent, inspect, Insurance, lift, maintain, platform, power, precautions, prevent, protect, safe, safety, Social Services, strap, tie-down, traffic, training, transport, vehicle, wheelchair
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Whether you are a caregiver for the differently abled in a health facility, a home health care environment or for a family member or friend, take all appropriate safety precautions when transporting a person who uses a wheelchair.

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Why is water damage such a big deal?

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Water damage is consistently a common and severe cause of loss to homeowners. It is amazing to see the damage that water can do. Water carved the Grand Canyon – just think what it does to drywall or plaster! The good news is that water damage losses can be prevented or mitigated by a properly installed automatic water shut-off device.

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Why is water damage such a big deal?

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Water damage is consistently a common and severe cause of loss to homeowners. It is amazing to see the damage that water can do. Water carved the Grand Canyon – just think what it does to drywall or plaster! The good news is that water damage losses can be prevented or mitigated by a properly installed automatic water shut-off device.

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