Summa Summa Summatime: Summer Safety Tips

Jim Bauer Safety Tips

Summer is a wonderful season for outdoor activities, but it also poses potential dangers to you and your home. Here are six summer safety tips to help make sure that you and your family enjoy the warmer months outdoors. 1. Protect yourself from UV rays The sun is strongest in the summer. Although that makes for more days at the beach or …

Freedom! (From Summer Mold and Mildew)

Jim Bauer Home Maintenance and Repair

It’s always a relief when winter is behind us and we can start planning for our spring and summer activities. But one activity we all want to avoid is managing summer mold and mildew—a disadvantage of our hot and humid north Texas summers. There are some proactive measures you can take in order to cross mold and mildew cleanup off your list …

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7 Tips for Inspecting Your Home

Jim Bauer Home Maintenance and Repair

Don’t wait until there’s a disaster to make home improvements. Inspecting your home regularly can prevent major problems and save you from expensive emergency repairs. When inspecting your home, use the seven tips below to spot potential problems. 1. Cracks in the Foundation A crack in your home’s foundation is a sure sign of a potentially serious issue. It can mean there …

Dealing with Household Chemicals

Jim Bauer Safety Tips

If you are like many people, you are probably storing a lot of household chemicals in your home, garage, and shed. When properly stored, used, and disposed of, household chemicals usually do not pose a threat. However, when they aren’t, you may have a dangerous situation on your hands that could jeopardize your health or be an environmental hazard. To avoid …

How To Remove Smoke Smell from your Home

Jim Bauer Insurance Restoration

Smoke smell is one of the most stubborn odors to remove from your home, whether the smoke is from a fire or from cigarettes. Exposure to third-hand smoke is a potential health hazard to you and your family, especially if anyone suffers from a respiratory condition. Smoke can permeate soft surfaces such as carpeting and furniture and can coat hard surfaces …

Under the Sink Safety and Storage Ideas

Jim Bauer Home Maintenance and Repair

It’s easy to let the area under your bathroom or kitchen sink become a catchall. The mess that usually follows can become chaotic and, in some cases, dangerous. With some organization and under sink storage ideas, you can get the clutter under control. Being Careful with Cleaning Supplies Many kitchen cleaning supplies contain hazardous chemicals. While the products get the job …

Fire Prevention Checklist

Jim Bauer Emergency Preparedness, Safety Tips

Fires happen more often than we think. In fact, it’s a leading cause of accidental death in the United States. Review this fire prevention checklist to make sure your family is prepared to escape safely from your home if the unthinkable occurs. Basic Fire Safety Tips Don’t try to put out a fire that’s larger than the size of a chair. Get yourself and …

Common Causes of Winter House Fires

Jim Bauer Insurance Restoration

House fires of any kind are truly devastating. There are over 300,000 house fires each year, and unfortunately, more fires occur in winter than any other time. With more knowledge and preparation, most house fires can be prevented. Common Causes of House Fires in Winter Home fires increase during the cold weather months. In fact, insurance companies and fire departments actually …

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Smart Cooking Tips for Christmas

Jim Bauer Safety Tips

It’s fun to spend the holidays with family and friends, cooking and eating and enjoying one another’s company, but it can also be very stressful. Anyone who has hosted a holiday gathering knows the pressures of cleaning, cooking, and entertaining. And when people are stressed, accidents and kitchen fires are more likely to happen. If you’re hosting Christmas this year, here are …