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Approach Spring Gardening And Yard Work With Caution

Spring yard and garden work could mean trouble if you don’t take the proper precautions. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) estimates that 135,000 people were treated in hospital emergency rooms last year for injuries associated with power lawn and garden tools, including lawnmowers. Injuries often occur because of improper use, improper safety apparel, […]

Continue Reading | posted March 21, 2016 in Seasonal Safety Tips

Fire Awareness During the Month of May

Excerpt from the Hidden Valley Homeowners Newsletter, May 2011 Neighborhood Watch isn’t just about “lookin’ out for the bad guys” as I thought when I first got involved. I learned that the “bad guys” are only a part and there are many concerns that we need to be aware of. One concern is simply the […]

Continue Reading | posted February 7, 2016 in Seasonal Safety Tips

Tips For Going On Vacation

Whether going on vacation or leaving for the holidays, a vacation or a holiday visit should be a pleasant experience for your family. Take a few simple steps to reduce the possibility of being burglarized while you are away. Here are some steps you should consider in preparation for your trip, and a few additional […]

Continue Reading | posted January 26, 2016 in Seasonal Safety Tips
Keep Your Home Safe on Vacation

Keep Your Home Safe on Vacation: 9 Essential Tips

Murphy’s Law for travelers: If anything can go wrong, it will go wrong while you’re on vacation — which is arguably the worst time a household calamity can strike. Coming home from your honeymoon, African safari or Mediterranean cruise can be gloomy. But returning from a memorable journey and learning something has gone seriously wrong […]

Continue Reading | posted December 31, 2015 in Seasonal Safety Tips

Tips for Garage Sales

Excerpt from Hidden Valley Homeowners Newsletter, July 2010 The Hidden Valley Annual Garage Sale is normally scheduled for mid-August, so we thought it prudent to list some tips so you have time to “study” them prior to the day of the garage sale. Most of them are common sense and you’ll say that it could […]

Continue Reading | posted November 9, 2015 in Seasonal Safety Tips

Summer Safety Tips

DO make your home look like you’re there. Lights turned off and on by timers give your home a “lived in look” when you’re away. DO have good locks. A high quality, one-inch deadbolt lock on every outside door is a basic requirement. DO have a free home security inspection and be an active participant […]

Continue Reading | posted October 12, 2015 in Seasonal Safety Tips