Category: Safety Tips


Your Home and Hungry Bears

Bear knocking down a bird feeder

Spring officially arrives March 20th.  March winds, green grass appearing under winter’s thatch, and new visitors to the bird feeder are all harbingers of Spring.  So are hungry bears, even in Midcoast Maine. Each year, in Spring and early Summer the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife receive numerous calls from homeowners who are […]

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March 2021: Roaring in Like a Lion

Roaring in like a Lion

Midcoast Maine has recently been battered by a series of powerful storms with damaging winds.  Many residents lost power or are pleasantly surprised that they didn’t.  Driving around you cannot help but notice many felled trees, but also the tree service crews that are a welcome sight. Does Homeowner’s Insurance Cover Tree Damage? There is […]

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Is Your Chimney ‘No Good’ ?



The above vintage postcard is cute, but on a serious note chimney fires are dangerous and proper maintenance and regular inspections can help prevent them. The Chimney Safety Institute of America (CISA) is all about advancing public awareness about the dangers of chimney fires. The article The Facts About Chimney Fires has many useful maintenance […]

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5 Carbon Monoxide Safety Tips

Carbon Monoxide - Be Alarmed

Every year, unintentional carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning (not linked to fires) sends 20,000 people to the emergency room and causes more than 4,000 hospitalizations. And, you might consider them the fortunate ones. CO also is responsible for more than 400 deaths in America each year, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. […]

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Now Is the Time to Prepare for Winter Driving



The winter months in Maine can be tough.  Driving in snow, sleet, freezing rain and ice becomes something of the norm.  These conditions increase risk of fatal car crashes by 34 percent. It usually takes a few storms before you can comfortably get your bearings back when on the road.  Why not take a look […]

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Rainstorm Home Maintenance



Summer thunderstorms can bring soothing sounds and usher in cooler temps, making for great sleeping weather.  They can also be far more severe bringing in torrential rain, powerful wind, and sometimes even hail, causing damage to our homes and surrounding property. While weather alerts can help us quickly prepare for an impending storm, preventative measures […]

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