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Smoke Alarm Notice from the State Fire Marshall

A new state law aimed at reducing home fire deaths went into effect on July 1, 2013.  It requires replacement of any battery-only operated smoke alarm that is more than 10 years old with a unit powered by a 10-year sealed-in battery having a “Hush” button feature – ultimately affecting more than 800,000 Maryland homes with battery- only…
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How To Prevent Burst Pipes in Freezing Temperatures

Freezing temperatures can wreak havoc on your plumbing if you don't take proper precautions.  Here are some things to remember during the wintry cold snaps:   Don't set thermostats back to a lower temperature. It's sometimes impossible for the heating system to recover and reach a comfortable temperature again later. Open kitchen cabinets. Even if…
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Hosting & Food Safety

What's a holiday without family and food?  In this post, we continue our holiday safety tips with some suggestions and ideas to keep you and your family healthy. When preparing a holiday meal for friends and family be sure to wash hands, utensils, sink, and anything else that has come in contact with raw poultry.…
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Ladder Safety

We continue our December posts with some tips on ladder safety.  From hanging lights and mistletoe to decorating the tree, please remember these suggestions so you have a safe and happy holiday. When putting up holiday decorations, always use the proper step stool or ladder to reach high places. Don’t stand on chairs, desks or…
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