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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 …

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 …

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 …

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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How to Remove Mildew from Household Items

Jim Bauer Home Maintenance and Repair

If you’ve experienced major or minor flooding or you have a problem with humidity in your home, you’ve probably noticed an unwanted result: MILDEW. It’s black, disgusting and stains fabrics. Left unchecked, mildew can ruin possessions, cause damage to the structure and integrity of your home, and even create health issues. Fortunately, tips on how to remove mildew aren’t trade …


How To Prevent Mold and Mildew

Jim Bauer Home Maintenance and Repair

New homes are built to be more energy efficient than ever before. One feature that you consistently find in new homes is that the homes are airtight to prevent air infiltration. While energy efficiency is important, the downside is that these homes can hold on to more indoor humidity, which can lead to mold and mildew. Whether your home is new or old, …

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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 …


How to Help Kids Deal with Thunderstorms

Jim Bauer Emergency Preparedness

With thunderstorms there is always the threat of some type of damage – water, wind, or lightning in some cases. Thunderstorms are also loud and dramatic, so it’s no wonder children fear them. Many kids outgrow the fear as they get older, but for some the fear continues to cause anxiety for many years. It’s important for all adults – …

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5 Tips for Dealing with Household Chemicals

Jim Bauer Safety Tips

The average homeowner purchases and stores dozens of household chemicals each year without giving them a second thought. We expect industries to handle toxic materials and waste responsibly, but don’t uphold the same considerations for household chemical use. When household chemicals are used, stored, or disposed of properly, they are relatively safe. However when cared for improperly, you may cause …

Emergency Preparedness: How To Prepare your Children

Jim Bauer Emergency Preparedness

Happiness, security, and bonding are what most parents want for their children. But empowering them with knowledge of emergency preparedness is also especially important. Parents talk and teach their children about so many things in life. Having a plan in place for an emergency is not only smart, but allows your children to build their self-esteem as they learn and are …