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The Importance of Home Safety Equipment

by Greg on January 20, 2014
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Continuing with infografics, we also found an interesting one on home safety by Randy McKay from MrHomeInspections. It sums up in a nice visual way many aspects of home safety that everyone should be aware of.

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Having a party in your house? Here’s how to keep it safe

by Chris Lang on November 23, 2011
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With Christmas just around the corner I am sure many of you are already planning your celebrations. Parties are tricky, aren’t they? You’ve got so much to organize – who to invite, what food to serve, how to keep people entertained, etc. So I understand entirely that keeping the party safe may not be on […]

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New Year’s Eve: Some basic fireworks safety advice

by Chris Lang on December 29, 2010
New Year's Eve: Some basic fireworks safety advice

So far it’s really been a cool summer in Victoria, but guess what the weather has in store for us on the New Year’s Eve … yikes, it’s going to be blazing hot. In fact, I think New Year’s Eve will be the hottest day we’ve had this summer. And when it’s hot the threat […]

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Leaving for holidays? Secure your home while you’re away

by Chris Lang on December 3, 2010
Leaving for holidays? Secure your home while you're away

Not everyone has the money to hire a house-sitter when they leave on holidays. The longer we’re away, the more obvious it becomes that the house is empty. The mail sticking out of the letterbox, a pile of delivered newspapers left on the lawn, the drawn curtains, the bins left on the nature strip long […]

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How safe is your neighborhood?

by Chris Lang on December 1, 2010
How safe is your neighborhood?

Once upon a time when my partner was going away on a business trip, the day before he left I went shopping. Guess what I bought. Was it … clothes? No. Was it … DVDs to get through the lonely evenings? No. Was it … books and magazines to kill the time? No. I bought […]

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Open Fireplaces, Old Heaters and the Dangers of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

by Chris Lang on November 15, 2010
Open Fireplaces, Old Heaters and the Dangers of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Did you know that 1.5 million people in Australia use firewood as main form of domestic heating? I had now idea, but this is what Wikipedia says. Victoria, in particular, is considered a major consumer of firewood. Don’t be shocked by what I am about to say, but open fireplace, apart from being a charmer […]

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