Archive for March, 2017

What Window Treatments Are Safe for a Nursery?

Friday, March 31st, 2017
window treatments that are safe for a nursery

Children are naturally curious, so it’s a good idea to make sure that the entire home is child-proofed, including the windows.

Spring is here and it’s the perfect time for redecorating your home. Window treatments are a great way to totally transform a room with relatively little effort. If you are preparing your nursery for a newborn or looking to spruce up your toddler’s nursery, here’s what you need to know about nursery window treatments. (more…)

Would Your Business Survive a Natural Disaster?

Saturday, March 25th, 2017
natural disaster business

Is your business prepared for the worst?

Everyone likes to think they are prepared for a natural disaster, whether it strikes at home or at work, but in reality most people are woefully underprepared. Thousands of business owners grapple with the aftermath of natural disasters every year in the United States and have to deal with being closed for weeks or months afterwards. Hurricane Matthew, for example, left over $10 billion worth of damages in its wake and permanently closed many businesses. How can you ensure that your business would survive a natural disaster? (more…)

How to Protect Your Car from Snow and Ice Damage

Friday, March 17th, 2017
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What do you do when you walk outside and see this?

You’re sitting in your kitchen, and you suddenly hear the loud THUD of falling snow. You look outside, and your car is covered in heavy, hard chunks of snow and ice. What do you do now?

Here are a few handy tips for dealing with snow and ice hazards after a snowstorm.

Removing Snow

If your car is buried under a huge pile of snow, you may be tempted to just grab a shovel and start digging. However, shovels–even plastic shovels–can do a lot of damage when used to remove snow off of your car. Instead, make sure that you have snow removal equipment that was made to remove snow from a car safely without scratching the surface. Even your arm works better than a shovel! (more…)

How to Prevent a Dryer Fire

Friday, March 10th, 2017
dryer fire

Taking a few precautionary steps can lower the risk of a dryer fire.

We all go through the motions of completing our weekly housekeeping without giving much thought to the appliances that we use: washing machines, dishwashers, vacuums, and clothes dryers. Dryer fires are incredibly common during the winter months and they cause over 15,000 house fires, almost 30 deaths, 400 injuries, and a whopping $192 million in property loss yearly. How can you prevent a dryer fire in your home? (more…)

4 Commonly Overlooked Business Risks

Friday, March 3rd, 2017
business risks

A data breach is a security risk that can have wide-ranging impact on your business.

If you own a business, then you know that there’s a certain amount of risk involved. While you’ve probably taken steps to make sure your business is safe, you may be one of many business owners who falls prey to these 4 commonly overlooked business risks. (more…)