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4 Spring Cleaning Tips That are a Breeze

from ADT Use a shredder to discard documents that contain personal information to prevent identity theft. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, more than 15,000 fires are sparked every year by clothes dryers. Clean your lint trap after each cycle, and periodically scrub the int trap screen with water and a soft brush […]

7 Ways to Save Your Own Life

A Survival Guide For 50+ Americans Mike Zimmerman | AARP The Magazine | June/July 2014 “Surprise is our Achilles’ heel,” says Guy H. Haskell, a 30-year EMS veteran and executive director of Emergency Medical and Safety Services Consultants in Bloomington, Indiana. “Extreme situations always sound crazy — until you’re in one. That’s when panic sets […]

DIY Danger

Each year, tens of millions of homeowners take on home improvement projects themselves.  Many save money, with optimal pride-swelling results.  But an estimated one-in-five DIYers end up getting hurt in the process.  Know your limits. Trim trees safely: 30,509 are treated annually in emergency rooms for injuries related to chain saws, typically used for cutting […]

Protect Your Family & Home — Call Before You Dig

Call 811 before starting a home improvement project that requires excavation. If you don’t, you could hit gas, electric, water, sewer, cable, or telephone lines, and endanger yourself and others. Call 2 to 10 days before starting – whether planting a tree, putting in a mailbox or working on larger projects. Utility companies will mark […]

Smell Gas. Act Fast.

Smell rotten eggs? If you suspect a gas leak, leave immediately and take others with you. DO NOT do anything that could create a spark, such as light a match, smoke, use the phone, turn lights or appliances on or off, or start a car. Once outside, call 1-800-75-CONED (1-800-752-6633) or 911 to report the […]

NYPD Community Alert!

Safeguard your apartment and home. Recent burglaries have occurred in the neighborhood. BE ALERT FOR SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY Perpetrators are gaining entry by: Forcing locked doors, mainly the front due to inadequate locks. Front doors left open unsecured. Unlocked rear windows. Fire escape windows.  Remember to: Secure all windows and doors. Install and lock secondary locks. […]