Entries by Mike Watson, Smoke Alarm Medic

Why Today’s Homes Burn Faster

From building materials to furnishings, many of the things in your home likely aren’t as flame-resistant as those from yesteryear. A fire in a modern home is a “perfect storm,” according to safety consulting and certification company UL (Underwriters Laboratories). Larger homes, more open layouts, new construction materials and other factors mean fires burn more […]

9 Things to do to Prepare Your Home for Summer

Summer is a wonderful time — if your home is ready for it. So enjoy the last few weeks of cooler weather, but do a little preventative maintenance while you’re at it. You’ll fix small problems before they become big, and big ones before they become catastrophes. Here are 10 tips to help: Look up. […]