Carbon Monoxide poisoning and how to stay safe


Know the symptoms


What to do when your carbon monoxide alarm beeps

Kidde CO

(NC) – You may find them annoying, but the beeps emitted from your carbon monoxide and combination smoke/CO alarms are really just doing their job: protecting your life.

Make a ‘silent killer’ noisy

Enbridge CO

(NC) The first-annual Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week begins on November 1, reminding Ontarians that having a functioning carbon monoxide (CO) alarm can help save lives. Before this week arrives, there are steps you can take now to ensure your families are kept safe this winter.

Do you Follow These Halloween Safety Tips?

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Halloween is just around the corner and it’s important we make it a safe and happy event for everyone. Remember, it’s important not to leave jack-o-lanterns unattended if you use candles to light them.


For a full list of Halloween safety tips check out this post.

Dave Walton’s “Turkey” Tip of the Week

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What you need to know about tankless water heaters

If you’re thinking about replacing your water heater, a tankless model can be a great option, but it’s important to examine both the benefits and limitations before buying.

Tankless Water Heater

What to do when your pipes freeze

I know what you are thinking…why is Dave telling me this before the winter.  Well, I’m sharing this now so you can hopefully prevent this from happening to you.

Frozen pipe

Fall Tips on how to Winterize Your Plumbing

Now that fall is here we need to think about all the outdoor chores we have to do in the upcoming weekends.  One that sticks out in my mind is turning off the hose bibs and draining them.  It’s a simple thing to do that will avoid a potential burst pipe, but it’s something that’s easily forgotten.

outside hose faucet

Toilet talk

Did you know that more than 65% of water use in the average home occurs in the bathroom?  And 30% of it is being used by toilets?  Ouch!

Fortunately, there are things you can do to lower your usage and thus lower your water bill.



Keeping your Home Comfortable got a Little Easier

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Don’t want to believe summer is actually over? @BuzzBishop says accepting it is a little easier when you have a Nest Learning Thermostat that automatically adjusts the temperature so you don’t have to. Check out his blog for more information:

nest thermostat

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