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5 Power Tool Safety Tips

When it comes to power tool safety, there’s a simple way to think about it: Use your head, keep your fingers. All joking aside, it’s extremely important to your entire well-being to use power tools with the utmost of care. Here’s how: 1. Read all about it. You love the feeling of firing up and wielding a tool that’s abuzz with power. Just don’t do so until you’ve read the instructions. The instructions will help you get the most out of your tool, both in terms of safety and performance. 2. Take notes. When you get a new tool, jot down the details and add the notes to your home inventory. Include a description, serial number and a copy of the receipt if you have it, because it will all come

As Kids Head Back to School, Let’s Keep Them Safe

The end of summer means many things, such as cooler weather, shorter days and ... the start of football here in Washington and Idaho! But most important, it means kids are headed back to school. And that means we all should be extra careful on the roads, in school zones and around buses in Spokane, Post Falls and Kennewick, among other cities. Remember to watch for bikes, too! Here are some tips for both parents and kids to make sure everyone stays safe. Use caution on the roads There are going to be a lot more kids on the sidewalks and streets when school starts, so take it slow and always be aware of your surroundings. That’s good advice for all situations, of course, but be extra cautious

Heavy Rain? Be on the Lookout for Heavy Damage

Your home protects you from the elements, but heavy rains can weaken that protection. With a little maintenance and a lot of vigilance, it’s not hard to stay safe and dry. Summer rainstorms are a fact of life in many areas of the country, and they help keep things green, even if they keep you inside. But when they get heavy, it’s time to start thinking about the potential impact all that water has on your home. The first step is finding and fixing any immediate problems as soon as it’s safe to do so. Then, you’ll want to take measures to prevent those problems from happening during the next downpour! Where is all that rain going? Your roof and gutters form a key line of defense for your home

 

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