Home Safety

Signs of a Potential Gas Leak in Your Home

Signs of a Potential Gas Leak in Your HomeBecause natural gas is the principle fuel in U.S. homes, it’s a good idea to be aware of hazardous gas leak signs. Over 60 million households rely on gas to warm the home, cook food and heat water. Overwhelmingly, it’s a safe, clean-burning fuel that is also plentiful and economical.

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Check Out This Home Safety Checklist

Check Out This Home Safety ChecklistIt’s a fact: the average home has multiple hazards that could, under the right circumstances, cause injury, loss of property, or even death. Maintaining proper home safety will reduce the chances of you and your family ever encountering the problems these hazards could cause. Use the following checklist to assess some of the most common home safety concerns.

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Keeping Your HVAC System Components Protected from Thieves

Keeping Your HVAC System Components Protected from ThievesGrand Traverse County’s winter storms aren’t the only threat to your HVAC system. The copper and refrigerant in the outdoor unit can attract criminals looking to steal from you. A few basic precautions can protect your system from damage.

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Keep Your Home Efficient with this Fall Maintenance Checklist

Keep Your Home Efficient with this Fall Maintenance ChecklistSummers in Grand Traverse County may be mild, but the winters are long and fierce. Taking a bit of extra time to prepare your house before the onset of winter will ensure that your home will be cozy and warm, regardless of how cold it is outside. Here are some home maintenance suggestions to help smoothly transition to cold weather.

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Check Your Carbon Monoxide Detectors this Fall and Stay Safe in Your Home

Check Your Carbon Monoxide Detectors this Fall and Stay Safe in Your HomeOnly a carbon monoxide detector can make sure you’re safe from the common household danger of carbon monoxide poisoning. Carbon monoxide (CO) gas is undetectable by human senses. More than 400 Americans last year died from being poisoned by CO, so make sure your CO detector is installed properly in order to protect the members of your household.

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Emergency Preparedness: Better Now Than Later

Emergency Preparedness: Better Now Than LaterHome emergencies may be limited to your Grand Traverse County home, extend to your neighborhood or community, or be a regional or national disaster. This is why emergency preparedness should be part of your home maintenance routine.

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Vacationing? Tend to Your Home Safety and Security Before You Drive Off

Vacationing? Tend to Your Home Safety and Security Before You Drive OffWhen you’re getting ready to leave for a vacation, taking some time to ensure your home safety and security before you leave assures you that you’ve taken care of everything you can. Although it’s not likely, problems can occur in your absence that could be hard to address from a distance. 

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