Category: Home Sense

Five Disaster Apps Worth Checking Out

Today, we use our phones to do everything from texting to snapping photos to watching movies. Now, you can add “weather a disaster” to that list. New disaster apps can alert you about pending disasters, teach you how to correctly administer first aid and much more. Not sure what’s out there? Then check out a few of the top disaster apps below. 1. The FEMA... Read Article

10 Sparkler Safety Tips

For many people, it’s not Fourth of July without sparklers. While sparklers don’t pose the same dangers as fireworks, sparkler safety is still something you’ll want to keep in mind. That’s because the Consumer Product Safety Commission reports that sparklers can burn at 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit–that’s as hot as a blow torch! And they are especially likely to injure children. Fortunately, there are some easy... Read Article

What’s Your Fear Factor?

Heights, clowns, public speaking—we’re all afraid of something. But do you ever wonder why you fear what you fear? It all comes back to a fear factor called the risk perception gap. Often, the things that set off those alarm bells in our brains (“Eeek! A mouse!”) don’t pose as much of a threat as something that feels harmless, but is statistically much riskier –... Read Article

What You Need to Know About Condos and Condo Insurance

It’s easy to see why condos are growing in popularity. They offer a more maintenance-free lifestyle, the opportunity to live in an urban setting close to desirable amenities and the chance to live in a community of likeminded individuals such as seniors, young professionals and more. If you’re in the market for a condo—or if you’ve recently purchased one—you may have considered these things. You... Read Article

811: The Number to Call Before Digging

Whether you’re planning a DIY home improvement project or hiring a contractor, there’s a number to call before digging in your yard. Don’t know the number to call before digging? That would be an easy 811. Calling it will get your underground utility lines marked and your project off to a safe start. Utility services such as cable TV, telephone, electric, gas, water and sewer... Read Article