7 Safety Tips for Pet Owners During Hurricane Season

Let’s be real, if a situation is dangerous for you, it’s going to be dangerous for your pets too. This is especially true during hurricane season. Hurricanes, as well as floods, brushfires, tornadoes, or any other natural disasters, are frightening conditions to be caught in the middle of for both people and pets.

According to The Washington Post’s Karin Brulliard, “One 2006 poll found 44 percent of people who chose not to evacuate during Katrina did so because they did not want to abandon their pets.” We love our pets, and Katrina confirmed the need to protect them like family in a natural disaster. In fact, the Pets Evacuation and Transportation Standards Act was created after that storm, which requires that response plans “account for the needs of individuals with household pets and service animals before, during and following a major disaster or emergency.” Continue reading “7 Safety Tips for Pet Owners During Hurricane Season”

Tie-downs are crucial for manufactured homes

Tie-downs are crucial when it comes to the safety of any manufactured home. Because manufactured homes are very lightweight, strong winds are more likely to get under and lift the home. If your mobile home is not tied down, it could get rolled or flipped in a tornado or severe windstorm.  Continue reading “Tie-downs are crucial for manufactured homes”

Rethink The Word “Valuables”

Cash and jewelry aren’t the only items on thief’s must-have list. There are a lot of “soft” targets you may not have considered, too. Check out this list and do your best to secure anything that’s easily targeted – inside and out! Continue reading “Rethink The Word “Valuables””

Dos and Don’ts to Safeguarding Your Home While on Vacation

“We live on the most boring street in the whole United States of America, where nothing even remotely dangerous will ever happen.”

– Buzz McCallister, Home Alone

Over the course of this summer, half of the American population are setting their emails to “out-of-office,” packing their bags and embarking on vacations. While you’re jotting down a list to remember everything from sunscreen to passports, we have prepared a list that will help prep your home for security while you are away. Even if you think you “live on the most boring street in the whole United States,” following these tips will help you feel better about leaving your home. Continue reading “Dos and Don’ts to Safeguarding Your Home While on Vacation”

6 Simple Steps Can Help Minimize Your Exposure to Wildfires

Wildfire risk used to be seasonal, but in many states, it is now a year-round risk. Brush and forest fires cause extensive damage every year, and it’s not just the Western part of the country. Any home situated on the edge of grasslands, or near brush or trees, is vulnerable. Taking the following steps can reduce a home’s vulnerability to any exterior fire. Continue reading “6 Simple Steps Can Help Minimize Your Exposure to Wildfires”