Preparing Your Home for Spring Storms

Jim Bauer Emergency Preparedness, Home Maintenance and Repair, Safety Tips

Spring brings plenty of showers and wildflowers to North Texas, but locals know to brace for more than just rain. In this part of the country, spring means storm season, and some of the most severe weather events – tornadoes, flash floods, hail storms – are also the most difficult to predict. From March through June, people and property are …

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Winter Storm Emergency Preparedness

Jim Bauer Emergency Preparedness

Even in North Texas, a bad winter storm can come on without much warning and cause damage to your home, leaving you and your family in a difficult and potentially dangerous situation. By preparing for the worst, you will improve your chances of getting through dangerous weather conditions without a catastrophe. Here are some things you can do now to …

Protecting Your Most Cherished Memories

Jim Bauer Emergency Preparedness

Family photos and videos are among our most treasured keepsakes. They remind us of all our favorite moments and act as a record of our lives. In today’s digital age, it’s easier than ever to protect your family photos and save them for years. Here are six steps you can take to make sure that nothing bad happens to your family photos. 1. Create …

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 …

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How to Use a Fire Extinguisher

Jim Bauer Emergency Preparedness

Don’t wait until an emergency happens to learn how to use a fire extinguisher. The window of opportunity to knock down a small fire before it becomes a big one is short—a small house fire can grow twice as large in just one minute. The typical home fire extinguisher contains ingredients sufficient to last only about 10 seconds once you …

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The Benefits of a Backup Generator

Jim Bauer Emergency Preparedness

The benefits of a backup generator actually begin long before the electricity goes out. The peace of mind you get from knowing that your home and family will be protected is priceless. When your home is without electricity for an extended period it may become uninhabitable, forcing you to find other accommodations. Relying on candles and flashlights just isn’t enough …

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What to Do Before, During, and After an Earthquake

Jim Bauer Emergency Preparedness

Earthquakes are a threat to every state in the United States; in fact, the risk of an earthquake occurring is “moderate to severe” in almost all 50 states. The danger with an earthquake is that it strikes quickly and without warning, leaving unexpected damage in its wake. With no way to know this natural disaster is coming, there is little …