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Entrust storm repairs to honest contractors

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house-underinsured

When businesses and homeowners are desperate for help to repair and rebuild after a disaster such as a hurricane, tornado or wildfire, they seek assistance from anyone who will offer help. Unfortunately, there are scammers who prey on those emotions and take advantage of good people in their darkest hour.

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Recycle batteries to stop fires, help planet

By agent, batteries, blaze, damage, danger, e-cigarettes, environment, fire, Fire Prevention, garbage, greeting cards, hazardous, household, independent, Insurance, laptops, lithium-ion, mail-in, mini explosion, prevent, protect, recycle, recycling, stream, trash, truck, waste
lithium-ion-batteries

Lithium-ion batteries store lots of power in a small, lightweight format, making them a popular component of consumer products from laptops to e-cigarettes. Unfortunately, few of us consider how to dispose of batteries when we are finished with them, and the results may be fueling one of the biggest emerging problems in the world of waste: fires.

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Could your gate lock out first responders?

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gated-entry

In an emergency, first responders need immediate access to the affected property. While perimeter walls, gates and fences do a great job of maintaining privacy, these physical barriers could delay help from police, paramedics or fire departments.

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Consider the hidden risks of mulching

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mulch-fire

One of your annual gardening tasks might involve applying a new layer of mulch to help control weed growth, reduce soil erosion and add nutrients to the soil. While your fruits, vegetables or ornamentals might benefit, mulch is a combustible material, and care must be taken to avoid the possibility of it igniting.

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Consider safety before taking your restaurant outdoors

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restaurant-outdoors

Restaurants seeking new ways to stay operational during the pandemic are constructing temporary structures to extend the outdoor dining season. Use of these structures without proper safety precautions and adequate protections for customers and employees could lead to unforeseen legal and safety consequences.

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Sprinklers protect your home from biggest threat: Fire

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home-sprinklers

One of the most significant threats to your home, its contents and those living there is a fire. If you’re building a new home or planning a major renovation of your existing home, consider installing or retrofitting with a fire sprinkler system. Sprinklers save lives.

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Enjoy your patio heater this fall, but use it safely

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patio-heater

Portable, outdoor gas-fired heaters – or patio heaters – are increasingly popular for use at home and in outdoor seating at restaurants, especially with colder weather fast approaching. While the heaters offer comfort, using them involves potential risks.

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Sprinkler systems – Effective when maintained

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fire-pump-drain-valve

Automatic fire sprinklers can save lives and reduce property losses in the event of a fire. But to be effective, they must remain in good working order. Property owners can protect their buildings and occupants through a regular inspection, testing and maintenance program.

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