Happy Thanksgiving Minneapolis!
So I did a crazy thing over the weekend. I put my Christmas tree up BEFORE Thanksgiving! It has been a tradition my entire life to put it up after the 7th of December, a tradition started by my mom. This was her special way of separating my birthday from Christmas and it stuck with […]
Is Deep Fried Turkey On Your Thanksgiving Menu?
If you have never had it all I can say is what are you waiting for?! As delicious as it is, it is also very dangerous and has been responsible for many garag, decks and home fire damages throughout the years. Frying food is the greatest factor in cooking fires, so educate yourself before you […]
Why Time Is Of The Essence When It Comes To Smoke And Fire Remediation
Fires can happen any time during the year. But it does seem like we have an increased number of fire losses in the colder months. Mainly due to space heaters, candles, fire places, holiday lights and increased baking/cooking for the holidays. Odor removal is typically the most complicated part of smoke, soot and fire remediation. […]
HALLOWEEN SAFETY TIPS
Walk Safely Cross the street at corners, using traffic signals and crosswalks. Look left, right and left again when crossing and keep looking as you cross. Put electronic devices down, keep heads up and walk, don’t run, across the street. Teach children to make eye contact with drivers before crossing in front of them. Always […]
I know I have mentioned the importance of this in previous blogs. We all know we are guilty of procrastinating certain things, especially things that may seem not very important when you are already struggling to keep up with the day to day. I can’t stress it enough … that when it comes to smoke […]
It’s Fire Prevention Week
In a fire, seconds DO count. Seconds can make the difference of escaping safely and seconds can make a huge difference in salvaging your home and all of your belongings. That’s why the National Fire Protection Associations theme for Fire Prevention Week 2019 is “Not every hero where’s a cape. PLAN and PRACTICE your escape.” […]
Now That Summer Is Officially Here, Let The Grilling Begin!
Summer is finally here and temps are finally heating up. All winter I question why I continue to live in Minneapolis, but I am also a firm believer that no one appreciates warm, sunny days more than a Minnesotan! As long as I can get to my grill without having to shovel a mound of […]
Welcome Spring …Finally!
For those of us who’ve been trapped inside our Minneapolis homes to stay out of the cold, we get to rediscover the outside world again. We did have a couple ‘teaser days’ in there, hopefully, it is here to say this time. It’s also time for some home maintenance items that will help you avoid […]
Happy Easter Weekend!
Wow! Every time I hear the forecast for Minneapolis this weekend it gets better and better! Gotta love that! I am pretty sure I speak for everyone in and around the Twin Cities when I say bring on the heat! We have had so much water and flooding in Minnesota this spring it’s time to […]
It’s Going To Be Another Cold Weekend Minneapolis
We are in for another crazy cold snap! If you don’t have to go anywhere this weekend …don’t! Let’s take advantage of staying warm and cozy in our homes and embrace the opportunity to catch up on some home maintenance! When was the last time you changed your air/furnace filters? This should be done every […]