A closer look at Underwriters Laboratories

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When the scientists at Underwriters Laboratories test a safe for fire resistance, they fill it with paper and expose it to a 2,000-degree fire. The test doesn’t stop there. Next, they drop the safe two stories and see how well it holds up.


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Consumer alert: Check your circuit breaker

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Millions of Americans may be in danger from defective electrical equipment in their homes, yet may not be aware of the risk. If you reside in a home with electrical circuit breakers and panels installed in the mid-1950s through the early 1980s, have your equipment inspected and replaced, if necessary.


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Can you find your utility shutoff valves?

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Everyone knows to call 911 for emergency rescue, safety or medical services. But sometimes when disaster threatens or strikes, you must act immediately to shut off utility service while you wait for help to arrive. As part of disaster planning for your home or business, locate and tag your utilities, and think through the scenarios that might require action.


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Call before you dig – 811 nationwide

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The snow has melted, the temperatures are moderating, and it’s time to get started on that springtime project list: planting a tree, installing a fence or building a new deck. Perhaps you’ve even made arrangements to rent that post-hole digger, and you’re all ready to go, right?

Well, not so quick. Make sure you haven’t forgotten an important factor before you contemplate digging: underground utilities.


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