NICE Home Services Safety Tips

Yard and Garden Safety Guide

Posted by Craig Elliott on Aug 4, 2016 2:51:06 PM

There are a wide range of hazards that can affect your health and safety while in your yard, but many of the risks that you may face in this area of your property can be identified and risks can be minimized with great results.

Making Your Yard a Safe Environment

Whether your backyard is rather rustic and natural or it has been beautifully landscaped, the fact is that this area of your property may have a number of natural and manmade hazards that you should be aware of.

  • For example, the pathways of your yard can have loose steps or dirty steps, and tripping and falling are concerns.
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Home Safety Tip of The Week - Home Safety for Seniors

Posted by Craig Elliott on Jun 23, 2016 2:57:15 PM
Home Safety for Seniors Just as you need to create a safe living environment inside the home for babies and young children, you also should consider the special needs that senior citizens living in the home may have. As adults get older, many of their physical abilities may diminish

Many senior citizens are injured inside the home due in part to factors like decreased mobility, decreased visual or auditory abilities, loss of balance and other age-related factors. Furthermore, while older adults are more likely to fall because of these issues, they are also more likely to be injured due to a fall. Weaker bones associated with older age may make them more likely to fracture or break, and complications associated with healing may also be more common.

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Home Safety Tip of The Week: FIRE SAFETY IN THE HOME

Posted by Craig Elliott on Apr 22, 2016 8:43:58 AM

11.pngAccording to the National Fire Protection Association, there were around 370,000 fires in homes in the United States in 2013 due to lack of fire safety measures. Some of these fires resulted in serious injury and even death to the homes’ occupants, and others caused costly property damage.

Some fires may have not been preventable, such as those caused by lightning that struck the home. Others may have been prevented, such as those caused by carelessness with burning candles, cigarettes and other related items.

Because fires can quickly rage out of control and cause serious injury or death, it is important for individuals to understand how to prevent fires in the home and to ensure that they are prepared to take action if a fire does occur.

Fire Prevention and Safety Features in the Home

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Home Safety Tip Of The Week: Food Safety at Your Home

Posted by Craig Elliott on Apr 11, 2016 4:40:01 PM

Accidental poisoning and food-related illnesses are highly common, and many of these events can be prevented. In some cases, eating unsafe food or food that has otherwise gone bad is the cause of the food-related illness. In other cases, improper handling or preparation techniques can cause serious illness or even death in some cases.

By learning more about proper food safety techniques and strategies in your home, you can take steps to decrease the likelihood that you or someone you love will be affected by accidental food poisoning or a food-related illness.

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Home Safety Tip of the Week: Pet Food Safety

Posted by Craig Elliott on Apr 5, 2016 11:57:32 AM

Pet Food Safety and Poison Prevention

One of your regular pet-related chores that you have each day is to provide your animal with fresh food and water. Just as people can become ill from eating unsafe food or from improper food handling techniques, the same holds true for pets.

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Top Reasons Why You Should Just Get Professional Alexandria Furnace Repairs

Posted by Craig Elliott on Mar 28, 2014 2:34:51 PM

If you rely on a gas furnace to keep your home warm during the cold winter nights then you know the need to have them maintained periodically and repaired immediately. And you should also know that gas furnace repairs are not a DIY project that you should consider doing. Here are the top reasons why you should leave something as dangerous as repairing a gas furnace to the professional Alexandria furnace repair experts.

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Topics: Heating, Home Safety, HVAC

Reasons Why Air Quality is Important

Posted by Craig Elliott on Mar 28, 2014 2:24:15 PM

Why should you be concerned with Indoor Air Quality?  Poor indoor air quality is one of the leading reasons why people suffer from allergies and other cardiovascular ailments.  Almost 90 percent of your life is spent inside the home, so the air quality in your home should be of vital concern to you and your family.

This might come as a surprise to you but the truth is indoor air pollution can be more hazardous to your health than that of the air outdoors. If you think you caught that cold you have right now from your co-workers or someone you shared a subway car with, you might be wrong, you may have gotten sick at home.

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Topics: Indoor Air Quality, Home Safety

Considerations for Alexandria Heating Repairs

Posted by Craig Elliott on Mar 28, 2014 2:20:27 PM

Every home owner should know the fundamental concepts on how the heating systems operate. This will also help the Alexandria heating repairs contractor in performing service in a more efficient manner. Some of the aspects that you will need to know are (1) the type of fuel that the heating system can burn; (2) the type of heating system that you are using; (3) how to shut down the heating system; and (4) the location of the heating system. These things are important because every household has a unique structure. Therefore, a single type of heating system may work differently for each household. Conversely, various heating systems can have different rates of heating for a single household.

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Topics: Heating, Home Safety, HVAC

Alexandria Heating Contractors: How They Could Help You

Posted by Craig Elliott on Mar 28, 2014 2:16:15 PM

When things seem to go out of your control and suddenly your heaters and coolers are entering an exchange functions plan, don’t panic! The yelling and blaming tactics won’t work with this one unless you try to use them in calling out for help from an Alexandria heating contractor. Yes, on situations like this, there’s only one name you can trust and need to speak with. Perhaps, it should be the nearest contractor available, or else you wouldn’t mind waiting days before you could finally regain your coolers and heaters.

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Why Alexandria Drain Cleaning is a Necessity

Posted by Craig Elliott on Mar 28, 2014 1:59:25 PM

As with the other types of home systems that you have in your property, it is very important for you to have your drainage system cleaned regularly. More often than not, homeowners fail to have the necessary Alexandria drain cleaning process carried out in their home until the time when problems start to manifest themselves. Even more importantly, you should see to it that you have this process implanted at least once a month in order to ensure that you will not have to face any form of inconvenience. This way, you will be able to ensure that you will be able to maintain the integrity of the components that make up your drainage system.

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Topics: Home Safety, Plumbing