Category: Living Prepared

Looking to sell your house? Give it the “wow” factor it needs to impress potential buyers. Look at it from a buyer’s perspective. Your house should look its best — inside and outside. Buyers form their first impression when they pull up in front of your home. How your home looks from the exterior can increase […]

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Does hearing “spring cleaning” stress you out? Well, with these quick and easy tips you won’t have to worry about being stressed anymore! Follow these Prepared tips and you’ll have the house clean and organized in no time.

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Parents are willing to protect their children no matter the circumstance. However, many parents overlook one of the biggest dangers to their child’s safety: their own home. When it comes to childproofing your home, the following are some potentially dangerous areas in your home that you should be aware of. Read through these tips on […]

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Hiring a contractor is a big decision and should not be taken lightly. Ask friends or family for references when searching for a contractor. This is the easiest way to start the vetting process. Don’t select a contractor just because they are the lowest price. Although cost is a big factor, so is peace of […]

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Choosing the right roof for your home can be a difficult task with all of the different types and varieties out there. The climate in Florida affects how long your roof lasts before it will need replacement. Below are some comparisons of the most popular types of roofing in Florida to help you be more […]

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The holiday season is a time for gathering with family and friends to celebrate, but it also comes with its fair share of hazards. Fire, illness and travel all pose a risk during the winter months. Take steps to minimize these risks by taking care of yourself and practicing fire safety.

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When the colder months creep in, central heaters are turned on or space heaters are used. Unfortunately, if you don’t take the necessary precautions, attempting to warm your house might cause a fire. Half of the home heating fires in the United States occur in the months of December, January and February.

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In the event of a disaster (or a predicted event), the Governor may declare a State of Emergency. This allows local and federal officials to work together and distribute resources to the places where they are needed most. Officials monitor the issue and provide updates as needed. This ensures that there is no hindrance in […]

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What exactly does it mean when meteorologists assign a category number to a hurricane? What factor decides just how severe a hurricane is? The Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale breaks down the average wind speed within a hurricane into five categories. Categories 1 & 2 are considered minor storms while categories 3, 4 & 5 are […]

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