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Are Portable Ethanol Fireplaces Safe?

For the most part, yes—portable ethanol fireplaces are safe. But, as with any device or appliance that has an open flame, there are precautions you need to take.     In recent years, the portable ethanol fireplace has made sitting by the fire, both indoors and outdoors, something that’s both easy to do and pleasant […]

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Easy & Effective Home Maintenance Tips

What are your New Year’s Resolutions? Exercise more? Eat healthier? Clean out your closet and donate old stuff? What about your house? Regular home maintenance is good for you AND your property in the long run. It extends its “economic age”, a term meaning the number of years a house is expected to survive. It […]

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Does Your Homeowners Insurance Cover Holiday Gifts?

We’d like to assume that you were all quite good this year, and were showered with presents at Hanukkah and Christmas. What did the holidays bring you? New sporting gear? Skis Snowboard Stand-up Paddle board Surf board Road bike ATV Scuba equipment Golf clubs Motorized skateboard Home gym equipment How about jewlery? Tiffany & Co. […]

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How to Prevent Christmas Tree Fires

Don’t you just love Christmas trees? The wonderful pine smell, the beautiful twinkling lights, treasured ornaments, memories. There’s nothing like putting up the Christmas tree to get you in the holiday spirit! Oh…and don’t forget the presents underneath! Some of those special ornaments adorning the tree may have been handmade by your children, or you […]

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Keep Your Pets Safe this Christmas

We know how much our Orange County customers love their families, and how important it is to share the holidays with those you love. Many of you consider your pets to be part of the family – even like your own children. Here are our tips on how you can make sure your four-legged family […]

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Tips for Preventing Fires this Hanukkah

Hanukkah starts this Saturday, December 8th, and for those of you who are not aware, one of the traditions of the Hanukkah celebration is the menorah. The menorah is a candelabra with nine branches that are lit during the eight-day Hanukkah holiday. It signifies a miracle: When the Jews found only enough pure olive oil […]

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Safety Tips for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is the #1 day for fires started by cooking equipment. It seems that the combination of families getting together, alcohol, gravy, and wrestling a turkey into an oven add up to accidents that result in kitchen fires. We’re keeping our fingers crossed for a quiet Thanksgiving holiday in Orange County. To help you achieve […]

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Tips to Prevent Flooding in Your Home

It was difficult for us in Southern California to understand the devastation left behind on the East Coast by Hurricane Sandy, especially as Orange County residents enjoyed record temperatures in October and November. We actually went out to New Jersey to help, and it was no joke—the Eastern Seaboard got hit hard. But just think […]

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Orange County Halloween Fire Safety Tips

No child can resist the lure of Halloween, it seems. And why not? Besides the promise of bags and bags of candy and treats, they get to dress up as their favorite princess, superhero, or character. It’s when the whole nation comes together to let their alter egos run free! Because children get so excited […]

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What to Do After Disaster Strikes Your Home

You may think that just because we’re in beautiful Orange County, where usually not much happens in the way of disasters, we’re safe from people who prey on the misfortunes of others. Sadly, you’ll be wrong. Although we don’t have hurricanes, flooding rivers, tornadoes or blizzards, we DO have wildfires, mudslides and earthquakes…and criminals who […]

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