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Jun 12 2017
A Google search of "dryer fire" readily yielded three incidents that occurred within one month of each other: In Lock Haven, Pa.
, a dryer fire destroyed the home of a 34-year-old man who had lived there most of his life; In Newport News, Va.
, a dryer left... more ›
Apr 3 2017
In early 1963, The Drifters had a big hit with the song, "Up On The Roof,"
which began: When this old world starts getting me down
/And people are just too much for me to face/
I climb way up to the top of the stairs
/And all my cares just drift right into... more ›
Nov 28 2016
In January 2015, a massive fire in Annapolis, Md., claimed the lives of a couple and their four grandchildren, ages 6 to 8. In the mansion's great room stood a 15-foot Fraser fir Christmas tree that had been lit 24 hours per day. It had been cut 65 days... more ›
Nov 14 2016
Welcoming a dog into your home comes with a long checklist of considerations, from leashes and food dishes to potty training and socializing. One other item that bears significant thought is insurance liability should your dog bite or attack someone.
Dog... more ›
Oct 17 2016
Hurricane Matthew left a trail of devastation in its wake, claiming more than 1,000 lives in Haiti and at least 33 in the United States. The Category 5 storm also caused billions of dollars in property damage. Florida Gov. Rick Scott had a simple message as... more ›
Aug 8 2016
Benjamin Franklin was in Philadelphia when, with the help of a key and a kite, he proved that electricity and lightning were one and the same. It also was in the City of Brotherly Love that Franklin invented the lightning rod to prevent damage to buildings.... more ›
Jul 12 2016
Trampolines have their ups and downs - and that's the problem. While jumping and somersaulting has enormous appeal to children, the danger associated with landing improperly has led the American Academy of Pediatrics
to advise against anyone using a home... more ›
Mar 7 2016
Digital photography, particularly with the advent of smart phones, has made us a culture of camera buffs. By one accounting, people upload an average of 1.8 billion digital images every day. We photograph our friends and family members, our travels, our food.... more ›
Feb 22 2016
Even as winter winds down and warmer weather beckons, it's a perfect time to think about preventive maintenance for your fireplace. By planning ahead, you'll be in great shape when the need for heat returns in the fall. Maintenance isn't something to be... more ›
Jul 7 2014
Swimsuit? Check. Sunscreen? Check. Peace of mind knowing that everything is safe and secure at home while you're on vacation? Better double-check. July and August are the most popular months for vacations - and for residential break-ins, according to the... more ›