Category Archives: Tips and Notes

Tropical Storm Colin

Tropical Storm Colin is heading into the area, and tropical storm watches and warnings are already being issued for large areas across Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina. To track the storm’s projected path and for up to date information, go to the Weather Channel’s Hurricane Central or NOAA’s National Hurricane Center.   To review hurricane preparation

Prevent costly repairs due to frozen pipes

  The weather is beginning to cool down, which means freezing temperatures and frozen pipes are right around the corner. Taking a few steps now to prevent frozen pipes could save you thousands in costly repairs.  Here are some great tips from www.disastersafety.org:   Vulnerable pipes that are accessible should be fitted with insulation sleeves

Fire Prevention Week 2015

Fire Prevention Week 2015 is October 4th – 10th. Stop by our Rincon office and pick up a fire safety coloring book or pencil – they are a great way to start a conversation with your children about fire safety. Spending just a few minutes reviewing the basic fire safety with your kids can make all

Fire Safety and Smoke Alarms

Fire Safety is important year round, but as the temperatures begin to cool, the risk for residential fires will rise. Fire Safety Week is October 4th -10th this year, and we’ll be sharing several tips and suggestions to spark discussions about fire safety in your home. And fire safety isn’t just for homeowners – renters

Tropical Storm Erika

NOAA’s GOES-East satellite captured this visible light image of newborn Atlantic Tropical Storm Erika on Aug. 25 at 7:45 a.m. EDT. Credits: NASA/NOAA GOES Project The most recent projected path for Tropical Storm Erika shows the storm heading along up the East Coast over the next several days, with Florida and the Carolinas most likely

Flag displayed at Half Staff on Memorial Day

  On Monday, May 25th, flags across the country will be raised and then lowered to half-staff. And although many are aware that displaying the flag at half-staff is a sign of respect, few understand that Memorial Day has a specific protocol. According to the US Dept of Veterans Affairs, “on Memorial Day the flag

Home Maintenance Checklist

The weather is warming up and thoughts are turning to spring cleaning and an annual “honey-do” list. Your home is a big investment, and with ownership comes the responsibility to maintain and improve your home. It’s important to keep the exterior of your home and yard in good condition, but the interior also needs routine

Extension Cord Safety

Are you struggling with electrical outlets that have less than the ideal placement? Does your cell phone charger cord need to be just a little bit longer? Are you thinking that an extension cord may be an easy and inexpensive fix? It may be – but take a moment to make certain you’re following some basic

Six Elements You Should Include in a Parent/Teen Driving Contract

If your teen is driving, your number one priority is to keep him or her crash free and safe. You may already have verbal laws in place, but to further instill good habits, a written pact displayed on the fridge will help reinforce safe driving. Take the next step and create a parent/teen-driving contract that

Lightning Safety Awareness Week

Summer weather often results in sudden thunderstorms. And when thunder can be heard, it means that lightning is nearby. June 22nd-28th is Lightning Safety Awareness Week, so take a moment to review some important safety tips from the National Weather Service and NOAA: Lightning: What You Need to Know NO PLACE outside is safe when thunderstorms

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