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Ground fault circuit interrupters (GFCI)

GFCI outlet

GFCI outlets should be used by all water sources to prevent electric shock. Find out why.

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Wiring and grounding in older homes

Wires running through the walls of an older home

The wiring inside most older houses wasn’t designed to handle the electrical needs we have today.

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Portable generators & space heaters

portable generator

Portable heaters and generators are convenient, but use them with extreme caution.

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Be prepared for bad weather

Flashlight

The best way to weather a storm is to have a safety plan in place ahead of time.

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Flood safety

Safety cones in flooded street

Walking through a wet or flooded basement can be dangerous. To be safe, you should always assume that basement flood water is energized.

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Take care with power tools

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Taking a few minutes to check power tools before and after using will keep them in good working order and will keep you safe.

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Garage door app

Pete and garage door specialist looking at garage door opener and phone app

A garage door app will alert you when the door is open and allow you to open and close the door from your smart phone.

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Aging in place

Adjustable height kitchen sink

Using universal design principals, your home can adapt to your changing lifestyle needs.

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Gas appliance safety

Gas appliance connector cord

Keep these safety guidelines in mind when using gas-consuming products such as stoves, clothes dryers, water heaters and furnaces.

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