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Home Security: What You Need to Know About Keeping Your Home Safe

[fa icon="calendar'] September 28, 2017 at 12:00 PM / by Home Services Expert

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When time is running out and the projects keep adding up, many harried homeowners – and maybe you're one of them – have been heard to mutter, “I can't do everything!”

But many smart homeowners – and you're probably one of them – always seem to make time for tasks and projects that will make their home more secure.

If you do nothing else this weekend or next, put these 10 home security tasks and projects on your “to-do” list, courtesy of Experts in Your Home. If you're pressed for time, issue a call for “all hands on deck” and make it a family project. Either way, you'll breathe easier. You'll sleep easier. And you and your family will be safer, too:

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Senior Home Safety Tips

[fa icon="calendar'] August 16, 2017 at 1:47 PM / by Home Services Expert

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Experts in Your Home tried to cover all the basics in a recent article, “Stay on top of home safety with this list.” But we wanted to go one step further and make sure we covered the full extent of our audience.

Specifically, we know that some older residents in the Chico area have safety in mind – and for good reason: More than one in four people age 65 and older fall each year, though less than half of them tell their doctor, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Stay on Top of Home Safety with This List

[fa icon="calendar'] August 10, 2017 at 11:20 AM / by Home Services Expert

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They say you cannot be “all things to all people.”

But if you're a homeowner, you probably know that it helps to be “all things” to your house if you want to ensure your family's safety – and avoid breakdowns and costly repairs, too.

It would be nice to fix “all things” at once, but most people don't have unlimited time on their hands. This is why Experts in Your Home has crafted a handy home safety list. You can read it now, save it for later and work your way down it so that, eventually, you will tackle “all things” in your home.

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Why Your Ungrounded Electrical Outlet is a Hazard

[fa icon="calendar'] December 29, 2016 at 2:51 PM / by Home Services Expert

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You were in hot pursuit – crawling around on the floor, moving furniture and drapes aside – to find every outlet you could get your hands on to plug in holiday decorations.

It was a pleasant surprise to discover an outlet you didn't expect. But you might have found something else: that your home features many two-slot outlets, also known as ungrounded outlets.

Take your time and put the holiday decorations away. But then make a point to call Experts in Your Home. Those outlets can pose a safety hazard and should be addressed in one of three ways. Since the Experts always try to anticipate your questions, here are some questions you might have about both types of outlets, followed by the answers from our team of licensed electricians:

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Home Tips: What You Need to Know About Fire Extinguishers

[fa icon="calendar'] December 20, 2016 at 3:27 PM / by Home Services Expert

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You already know that home fires are more common during the holidays than at any other time of the year, with about 150 fires causing an astounding $8 million in property damage, according to the National Fire Protection Association.

You've probably taught your children how to dial 911 in case a fire breaks out in your home, which is always the smartest call to make. But if a small, confined fire were to start in your home, you probably could put it out yourself – as long as you have the proper fire extinguisher and know how to use it.

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Stay Safe While Hanging Outdoor Lights Like a Pro

[fa icon="calendar'] December 6, 2016 at 11:06 AM / by Home Services Expert

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There's one in every neighborhood: the house that looks like an A-list movie director oversaw the artful hanging of outdoor lights along the eaves, trees and shrubs.

There's usually another kind of house in every neighborhood, too: the one that looks so tacky that you've given thought about how to pull the plug without getting caught.

How do you create an outdoor lighting display that looks more like the former than the latter? By following some tips from Experts in Your Home, who happen to be experts outside the home, too.

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Home Lighting Safety: Lighting Your Christmas Tree the Right Way

[fa icon="calendar'] December 2, 2016 at 3:23 PM / by Home Services Expert

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It’s one of those “anybody can do it” tasks, though not necessarily well or worthy of a Norman Rockwell scene: stringing a Christmas tree with lights.

Since most people decorate only once a year, they seem more inclined to take safety shortcuts in the interest of keeping the task moving along so they can get to "the fun part": hanging the ornaments. But shortcuts involving electricity are always a mistake: Holiday lights trigger about 150 fires a year and cause more than $8 million in property damage, the National Fire Protection Association says.

Since Experts in Your Home want you, too, to become a safety expert in your home, learn how to light up your Christmas tree the right way.

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Home Safety Tips for Holiday Cooking

[fa icon="calendar'] November 22, 2016 at 3:08 PM / by Home Services Expert

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Everything in the kitchen seems to multiply over the holidays: the number of meals and desserts we prepare, the number of kitchen tools that get pressed into action and the number of people who hover close by.

Unfortunately, the number of accidents multiply, too, making the holidays the riskiest time of the year to be in the kitchen. Fires peak around the holidays, followed by injuries caused by knives, cookware, food processors, microwaves and blenders.

Unless you make restaurant reservations, you probably won't be able to make your kitchen a completely “risk-free zone.” But you can greatly reduce the risks by following safety tips from the National Fire Protection Association, the Consumer Product Safety Commission and Consumer Reports, brought to you by the people who have a vested interest in your safety year-round: Experts in Your Home.

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Home Tips for Candle Safety Year-Round

[fa icon="calendar'] December 22, 2015 at 11:21 AM / by Home Services Expert

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They come in all shapes and sizes: from tapers and pillars to votives and tealights and even flowers that float in shallow water. They come packaged in jars and containers and can emit such authentic aromas that you might think a cinnamon, apple or vanilla pastry is baking in the oven instead.

If you think that women gravitate to candles more than men, you're right: the National Candle Association says that 90 percent of all candles are purchased by women (with the remainder presumably purchased by men who know an ingratiating purchase when they see – or smell – one).

Nine out of 10 candle lovers say they burn candles to make a room feel more comfortable or cozy – and not just during the holidays.

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Home Maintenance Tips: Signs You Need an Electrical Wiring Upgrade

[fa icon="calendar'] November 2, 2015 at 12:47 PM / by Home Services Expert

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In a previous article, we discussed how to recognize Signs Your Older Home Needs Electrical Repairs. Regardless of your home's age, how do you know if it should be rewired and whether the same warning signs of electrical trouble apply? The following home maintenance tips will help.

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