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Don't Fry Your Home When Your Fry Your Turkey!


Don’t Fry Your Home When You Fry Your Turkey!

The Thanksgiving Holiday is right around the corner. In seven days, many of us will be feasting on turkey with dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy, hot buttery rolls, and who can forget the cranberry sauce or pies?

The novelty phenomenon known as the deep fried turkey has already become a tradition in many families.  While the taste is absolutely sensational, many people have actually been harmed or had their homes remodeled by an uninvited fire. 

Trick or Treating Safety

Halloween is the time of year for scaring and being scared.  Although the night has traditionally been reserved for ghouls, goblins, and ghosts, you should also remember to be safe to avoid any harm or danger.

Here are a few safety tips to consider as your make your way around your neighborhood or at a fall carnival.

1 – Be Visible. Always make sure that other drivers or trick- or- treaters can see you. Bring a flashlight and/or wear reflective clothing.

Pumpkin Carving Safety

 The season has changed from the hot and sticky summer to cooler, milder, more festive fall.

At this time of the year there are many things to look forward to and enjoy – the changing and falling of the leaves, football, and of course pumpkin decorating.

The following are some tips to practice for a safe, pumpkin- carving fun.

1.       Parental Guidance -Children should always have an adult to assist them to clean out the pumpkins, and especially using sharp utensils.

Got Cracking, Peeling Paint?: We Can Help!

 

Is your home’s outside paint job faded, blistered, or cracked?  Then it’s time to invest in a good paint job.  Cooler weather is heading our way, and it’s the perfect time to paint your home.

Before winter, you can you beautify and protect the exterior with a fresh coat of paint.

1st Choice Home Repairs understands all aspects of painting and can help you freshen up your home’s outside appearance.

Give us a call for a FREE estimate.

Farmer's Almanac Predicts Harsh Winter: Are You Ready?

Have you checked your attic’s insulation lately? You should for a number of reasons. Insulation provides much needed protection from unnecessary conditioned air loss in your home and by provides a savings to your energy bill. Not enough insulation can transfer heat to the rest of the home and increase the demand for the air conditioner in the summer and the heating system to be overworked in the winter.

 

Door Weather-Stripping 101

 

An inexpensive way to keep out rain, water, insects, and the outside elements is by sealing drafts and holes around the door frames using weather- stripping.  Below are some basic steps to follow.

First: Get A Helper And a Flashlight- Go outside and shine a flashlight on the sides and the top of the door from outside your home. If your partner can see the light from the flashlight, you will need to replace the weather-stripping.