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Protecting Your Home: Carbon Monoxide

Protecting Your Home: Carbon Monoxide Keeping our family and the home they live in safe is one of all of our highest priorities, and in order to do that most effectively we need to know what potential threats are. We are all aware of the health and safety hazards presented by fire, electrical wiring, and flooding, but there are other dangers that are less obvious. One of these dangers is carbon monoxide. Since knowing about a danger is the first step to avoiding or preventing it, here are some things you should know about carbon monoxide in order to keep
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Smart Home Technology

Smart Home Technology As it goes, years pass and technology advances. Existing technology improves; and new technology is introduced. We talk on our smart phones – surf, play, and even talk to our smart phones – we drive our smart cars, watch our smart TV’s, and allow for our smart vacuum cleaners to parade our floors so that we may live cleanly in our smart homes. Regardless of how often, or of how many smart pieces of technology we may own, we are constantly surrounded by such, merely through the world in which we live in. As it progresses, smart
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8 Tips to help Prevent Break-ins Without Breaking the Bank

Home Owners:  Tips to Prevent Break-ins A recently published story by CBC June 28th, 2016 warned Ottawa residents that the number of residential break-ins has almost doubled in the first half of 2016 as compared to the first half of 2015. While Ottawa is considered a safe city, it’s always a good idea to be vigilant about home security.   Here are a few quick tips that won’t break the bank.   • Get to know your neighbours. Areas with a tight knit community tend to have a much lower number of break-ins.  Suddenly that nosy neighbour might be good thing!  
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