Closing a Swimming Pool

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Your swimming pool needs to be closed at the end of the season so that it is protected from the elements. This process is not that complicated although it does require a little time and patience. You should start a week or two in advance. Closing a swimming pool requires a few steps. Clear Out the Water and the Pool … Read More

Practice Baby Safety with These Tips

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Safety is incredibly important when it comes to a baby in your home. Things that you ignore every day could be serious hazards for a baby trying to explore the house. You need to remove those risks. You can practice baby safety with these tips. Never Leave Babies Alone Near Water The first tip is never to leave your kids … Read More

The Importance of Water Quality

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Water is an abundant resource that is often taken granted, but you should still value it for many reasons. There are several ways that you can maintain and even improve the quality of your local water supply. Municipal water often comes from underground sources that are directly affected by human activity. For example, the use of pesticides and fertilizers has … Read More

Is It Really Almost Fall?

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Fall Season

The fall season is almost here! The school year is approaching, Sunday football is weeks away, and pumpkin spice is in nearly every food or drink. All we have to wait for is the temperature to drop; don’t hold your breath, it’s still Florida. Before the hustle and bustle of the season begins, why not use the down time to … Read More

Exercising With Your Child

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Exercise With Your Child Week is celebrated the first week in August. Parents and guardians are encouraged to work out with their children. This not only makes exercise more fun, but it also makes it easier for people to bond with their children. Below is a list of tips for exercising with your child: Cycling There are many ways that … Read More

Rain, Rain Go Away…

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Rain, Rain Go Away

This past week has been a prime example of the severe thunderstorms Northeast Florida residents commonly endure. Our afternoon showers have gone a little further than just watering our plants. If you live in the beaches area, you’ve been wading through water and dodging lightning for the past 3 nights. You also may be in the process of making on … Read More

Cell Phone Etiquette Tips

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July is National Cell Phone Courtesy Month. Many people would agree that the cell phone is one of the greatest inventions of all time, but it is a major distraction. It is uncommon to go anywhere without seeing people talk on their cell phones. Below are some cell phone courtesy tips: Do Not Answer A Phone During A Meeting You … Read More

Home vs. Fire

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Home vs. Fire

For Florida residents, fires are statistically proven to be the most prevalent disaster. According to the National Fire Protection Association, “U.S. fire departments responded to an estimated 1,240,000 fires. These fires resulted in 3,240 civilian fire fatalities, 15,925 civilian fire injuries and an estimated $11.5 billion in direct property loss.” This devastatingly high measurement recently included those living in the … Read More

Are You Protected During Summer Thunderstorms?

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Summer Thunderstorms

An afternoon shower carries a much higher risk for residents living in Florida. A common summer occurrence is the torrential downpours of our afternoon and evening storms. Very rarely is the precipitation limited to a light sprinkle, most are accompanied by thunder, lightning, and wind gusts of more than 35 mph. With these speeds, the inevitable damages can trigger the need for Windstorm Insurance … Read More

Practicing Boat Safety

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Boat Safety

Summer is peak boating season. It is that time of the year when most people get their boats out of storage and out onto the water. However, no matter whether an individual recently purchased a boat or has had one for years, it is always a good idea to review some basic boating safety tips. Life Jackets As an absolute … Read More