Flue season: Have your fireplace and chimney inspected


Home heating fires are the second leading cause of home fire deaths after cooking fires, according to the National Fire Protection Association. Fireplaces, chimneys and flues account for a significant number of home heating fires. Homeowners with a wood-burning fireplace or solid fuel stove or insert can protect your property and your family by having a qualified professional inspect and clean your chimney at least annually to prevent a buildup of creosote.

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Preparation can prevent pipe freezes


When pipes freeze and burst, the results can be costly and time consuming to remediate. Protect your prized personal possessions or important business equipment from damage by preventing pipe freezes. Do you know what to do? Test your knowledge with our five-question quiz.

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Can health clubs be safe doing that?


Health clubs competing fiercely for membership and revenue are always looking to attract and retain members and their disposable dollars. Keeping up with the latest trends and fads by putting in a functional training area, Pilates studio or TRX suspension training is one way. Another method often involves adding fun attractions such as water slides, climbing walls, trampolines and inflatables for parties.

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Fire safety and the older adult


It’s a sad, but true, statistic that older adults are more likely to die in a home fire than the general population. According to the U.S Fire Administration, adults 65 and older are 2.5 times more likely to die in a fire, and that number increases to 4.5 times more likely when they reach age 85. Although older adults represented 13 percent of our population, they suffered 36 percent of all fire deaths in 2011.

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