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Even though, October is Fire Prevention Month, Fire Prevention should be a year round quest. Clothes dryers are subject to fires if not maintained properly. According to the United States Fire Administration there is an average of 13,000 fires due to malfunctioning clothes dryer. Dryer fires claim 15 victims and injure nearly 300 people every year. To put dryer fires into a destruction perspective, such fires cause $88 million in property damage.
Lint build up is responsible for dryer fires. The machine runs very hot, and lint is very flammable. It is essential to clean the lint trap after Read more »
Childproofing a home is an undertaking that can often begin with something as simple as socket protectors and can end with locking toilets. But when it comes to childproofing the living room, there can seem no end to the dangers for babies taking their first steps and toddlers who love to see what can go in their mouth.
Socket protectors are almost a no brainer when it comes to childproofing. But with all of the media devices that are used today, protecting your child doesn’t end there. Cords Read more »
Working from the comfort of your home sounds like a near ideal job. Because this idea is quite popular, many individuals have made it their goal to rob you of your money. While some of these schemes are quite obvious, there are many out there that seem legitimate and are very difficult to detect.
One of the biggest points to look out for is the asking of money. Most legitimate work-at-home businesses will not ask you for money of any kind. Most Read more »
Many of us have seen a number of emails that come pouring in asking for personal information. Some of these take the form of “help me and I will pay you” schemes while others look like legitimate emails from respectable companies. Sometimes, it is very difficult to tell which ones are real.
Never hand out your personal information in an email. If you are truly the winner of $10 million, then they should already have that information. Avoid emails that say you are a beneficiary or winner, but yet don’t have your name when they contact you. If Read more »
When parents have children, they are almost always concerned with their safety and want the very best for their children. They want to know that their children are well cared for and will be protected. While most parents are always alert about caring for their children’s safety inside and outside the home, there are many parents who forget about internet safety.
At a first glance, the internet looks safe. If a child’s internet usage is monitored, it is perfectly fine. How can a parent monitor their child’s internet access when they’re busy with Read more »