Turn Off Your Water, Electricity, and Gas in an Emergency

Interior Home Water ValvesUtilities make home living comfortable. However, they can also give rise to some hazardous situations. A gas leak can lead to medical emergencies or explosions, a burst pipe can cause severe flooding, and a malfunctioning outlet can cause a fire. Fortunately, many of these occurrences often come with warning signs that can avert disaster if acted on quickly. The best thing to do in these instances is to turn off the associated utility. However, not many know how to do so, which is why we’re here to teach you how to turn off your water, electricity, and gas in an emergency. [Read more…]

Be Cautious of These Common Household Electrical Hazards

A closeup of a frayed electrical wire extended off of a handheld applianceHousehold electricity keeps your home comfortable, your gadgets alive, and makes life simpler, but these currents can also be dangerous and potentially fatal if not properly maintained. It’s important to treat powered appliances and receptacles around your home with respect, as doing so will reduce the likelihood of injury or property damage. Let’s take a look at how to recognize some of the common household electrical hazards and what you can do to increase your home’s safety. [Read more…]

Safety Tips for Using Portable Generators This Winter

A portable electric generation being used to power a home in the snow during winter.Experiencing power outages during New England winters is an unfortunate inevitability that many of us have to contend with. With frigid temperatures that can quickly make one’s home uninhabitable without electricity, many Massachusetts residents have invested in portable generators to keep their heat running when the power goes out. However, despite the convenience of generators, they come with their fair share of risks. If you’re looking to safeguard your home from power outages, learn these safety tips for using portable generators this winter. [Read more…]