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How to Handle a Power Outage

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Brief electrical blackouts are typically not an issue, and with spring storms on the horizon, North Texas homeowners may start to experience them. But occasionally a severe storm or other disaster causes the power outage to last for an extended period of time. These are of greater concern, especially when it comes to determining the safety of food and water …

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 we experience. Preparing your home for spring storms whether they be tornadoes, flash floods, or hail storms can protect your family and …

Fall Fire Safety and Prevention

Jim Bauer Fire and Smoke Damage, Safety Tips

With the arrival of cooler temperatures, you’ll most likely be spending more time indoors and beginning to use your heaters and vents again. To help keep you and your family safe this holiday season, it’s important to understand the basics of fire safety and know who to call after a fire emergency. Common Causes of House Fires in Fall and Winter Statistically, …

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Senior Safety During the Holidays

Jim Bauer Safety Tips

Whether your loved ones or neighbors are getting older or you’ve reached that 65 years-or-older milestone yourself, senior citizen holiday safety is imperative. Winter brings an increased chance of home safety issues with the addition of decorative lights and heating challenges. Depression and the chance for slips and falls can also be unfortunate side effects of the season. How can you keep yourself or a …

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Stop, Drop and Roll

Jim Bauer Safety Tips

With the arrival of cooler temperatures, you’ll be spending more time indoors and beginning to use your heaters and vents again. Before you turn up the heat, it’s important to review your fall fire safety strategy to keep you and your family safe during the colder fall and winter months. Replace Batteries in Smoke Detectors Smoke and carbon monoxide detectors …

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On the Road Again: Family Road Trip Safety Tips

Jim Bauer Safety Tips

Summer time is road trip season! Many things that can go wrong when traveling by car far from home. However, most emergencies can be averted or minimized with a little careful planning beforehand. The importance of planning for road trip emergencies becomes more crucial when you know that you are going to have your children with you. Here are some family …

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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 …

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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 …