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Fall Safety Tips

Fall is the time for yard clean-ups and readying your house for the cold winter ahead and SFI Security wants to
make sure you are safe at home!

Get your home protected today! Call 1-877-221-8087

Get your home protected today! Call 1-877-221-8087

 

·     Change the batteries in your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors when

you turn back your clocks for Daylight Savings Time. Make sure to check the
alarms with the new batteries installed.

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·     Use extra caution when climbing ladders for fall jobs such as cleaning gutters or
hanging holiday decorations. Shoes or boots may be wet causing you to slip as
you climb the ladder.

·     Keep your driveway and walkway clear of falling leaves. They get very slippery when
they are wet.

·     Check and replace any home fire extinguishers that have expired.

·     Always wear work gloves when doing outside yard work.

 

LABOR DAY WEEKEND SAFETY TIPS

It’s Labor Day Weekend! Here are your SAFETY TIPS

BE "SAFE!"

BE “SAFE!”

  • Driving? Carry an emergency supply kit & phone charger in case you are stuck on the highway during a wreck, let people know where you are!
  • Swimming? Having a buddy increases your safety chances, check the water conditions, and wear a life jacket!
  • If your’e Grilling and Chilling, keep the grill away from the house and branches, and kids!

#1 Back To School Tip

It seems school starts earlier and earlier these days! Did Summer even begin?

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MAKE THE CALL 1-877-221-8081

As time flies by another School year starts and here is your number one safety tip

for your kids besides don’t talk to strangers…

Have them remember your phone number! It may take  a little while for your 5 year

old to remember it but it can be valuable asset for them to find you!

Be SAFE.

 

 

MOSQUITO SAFETY

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Safe Tips to keep The Misquitos Away

•  The West Nile Virus isn’t a joke! Over 5,000 Cases Nationwide & 286 Deaths last year

1) Floral and fruity fragrances are known to attract mosquitoes. Avoiding perfume and cologne is not enough. You must also avoid perfumed shampoos, hand creams, soaps, fabric softeners, detergent, etc. Switch to as many unscented products as you can during the summer.

2) If you have standing water nearby in pots, cans, etc… Get Rid of it! They lay eggs there & love humidity

3) Place a cup of 12 dozen lemon slices at the window and around your yard while entertaining this spring and watch your afternoon party take on a life of its on mosquito free

4) Vicks Vapor Rub on your legs, arms and kneck will keep the blood sucking mosquito at bay

5) Fan them! A large fan on your deck would work because mosquitoes are weak fliers.

 

CLEAN YOUR RUGS SHORTCUT

Safe Carpeting and Rugs: Shortcut

Target needy areas—high-traffic zones and stains that have been bugging you forever. Give the rest a quick (but still substantial) once-over.

Tools

  • Vacuum
  • Cotton cloths
  • LA’s Totally Awesome concentrated cleaner and degreaser—great on carpet stains ($3,amazon.com)
  • Hair dryerNow Your Rugs Safe

 

Steps for Wall-to-Wall and Area Rugs

1. Scope the joint and determine which areas need the most care (near entryways, where people eat, play spaces).

2. Take a vacuum to the problem areas, going back and forth for about 30 seconds in bad spots. For area rugs, do the top of each rug, then lift and fold back the corners where you can to vacuum the underside.

3. Dampen a cloth with LA’s Totally Awesome cleaner and degreaser (not for sisal, which doesn’t like moisture) and apply it to stains; let sit for five minutes, then blot with a fresh, dry cloth, working from the edges of the stains toward the centers. Blot again with a fresh cloth, this time applying pressure with your foot to get really deep.

4. Use a hair dryer set on high to dry each spot. Open the windows to finish the job.

Time investment: About 10 to 15 minutes for a 15-by-15-foot carpeted room (the same for each area rug); 6 to 10 additional minutes per stain.

Article courtesy of Real Simple

HOW TO REMOVE A JELLYFISH STING

Now Your'e Safe from The Jellies...The SAFE Way to Remove A Jellyfish Sting

Nothing ruins a day at the beach than getting stung by a Jellyfish. Yeah, they may be cute but they sure don’t feel good!

Here are your SAFE tips to take away the pain

• Grab some gloves (so you won’t be stung anymore) if you don’t have gloves on the beach, we understand

• Use shaving cream and apply it to the sting

• Take a razor or credit card and remove stingers

• Apply white vinegar (if none salt water works)

• Apply Baking Soda for 15 minutes

• Take a hot shower (peeing on it is a myth and will make it worse)

• Grab some benadryl

• Apply a light bandage

• If these SAFE tips don’t work, go to the hospital!

HEAT SAFETY

Safe Heat Safety Tips

Safe Heat Tips!Alright its Summer and the Temperatures ebb and flow. Depending on what part of the country you are in, you never know when it may be too hot for outside activities.  

Some of us are acclimated to the outside heat but many of us are not.  If that is you, then we’ve got the tips to keep you SAFE:

Several factors affect the body’s ability to cool itself during extremely hot weather. When the humidity is high, sweat will not evaporate as quickly, preventing the body from releasing heat quickly. Other conditions related to risk include age, obesity, fever, dehydration, heart disease, mental illness, poor circulation, sunburn, and prescription drug and alcohol use.

  • Water, drink lots of it. 16-32 oz each hour. Don’t wait til you are thirsty!
  • Keep cool indoors: If you can, stay in an air-conditioned area. Resting for just two hours in air conditioning can significantly reduce heat-related illnesses. Consider spending the warmest part of the day in public buildings such as libraries, schools, movie theathers, shopping malls and other community facilities.
  • Electric fans may provide comfort, but with temperatures in the 90s, fans will not prevent heat-related illness. Taking a cool shower or bath, or moving to an air-conditioned place is a much better way to cool off.
  • Plan outdoor activities around the heat: If you must go outside, go before noon or at night when it’s cooler.
  • Avoid strenuous physical activities or reschedule them for the coolest part of the day, usually the early morning. Limit physical activity until your body adjusts to the heat.
  • Eat light meals, avoiding high-protein foods because they increase metabolic heat.
  • Don’t take salt tablets unless directed by a physician.
  • Wear light-colored clothing, which helps reflect sunlight.
  • Wear sunscreen to prevent sunburn. Sunburn makes it more difficult for your body to cool off.
  • Never leave children or pets unattended in a car—not even for a few minutes.
  • Ensure your home’s cooling system is working properly before it is truly needed.
  • Make sure your home is well insulated and that you have weather stripping around your doors and window sills to keep the cool air inside.

How to Prevent Your Car From Getting Stolen

Safe Tips to Keep Your Car from Being Stolen!

1 – Get in with your VIN!! Make sure to etch your VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) in your window. Consider etching your VIN in an unnoticeable location on your windows, wheels, stereo, you name it! It can make it easier to recover your vehicle and parts. You can ask the dealer for a place that does this

2- Got ON-STAR? Or LoJack? Make sure to etch your VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) in your window. If you have aftermarket wheels, stereo equipment, etc., consider etching your VIN in an unnoticeable location on these too. It can make it easier to recover your vehicle and parts. You can ask the dealer for a place that does this. These tracking systems know where your vehicle is.

3 – Lock The Doors. You wouldn’t believe how many people do not lock their doors

4 – Keep your car clear. Don’t leave valuables in plain site

5 – Park in safe place under lights

TOP STOLEN CAR

Watch for our Safe Tip at the end of this article….

SafeAtHomeNow.com

SafeAtHomeNow.com

Well the results are in and right now the top Stolen Vehicle in The United States is

not a car but a Truck? The Ford F250. Who would have thunk it? Whatever happened to The Camry and

Honda Accord?

Here’s the reason. The trucks parts make more money for the black market. The other

trucks to make the list were:

Chevy Sivlerado Crew Cab

Chevy Avalance 1500

GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab

Ford F350

How about the least stolen cars?

Audi A4

Volkswagen Tiguan

Dodge Journey

Our next article will include Safe Tips to keep your vehicle from being stolen.

Here’s tip #1. Lock your doors

Be Safe

Flooding Safety

When it’s Warm The Water Flows Faster & Stronger!

Be SAFE

Do Not Walk Through Flowing Water


Drowning is the number one cause of flood deaths. Most occur during flash floods. Six inches of moving water can knock you off your feet. Use a pole or stick to make sure that the ground is still there before you go through an area where the water is not flowing.

Do Not Drive Through a Flooded Area

Most people drown in their cars than anywhere else. Don’t drive around road barriers; the road or bridge may be washed out.

Stay Away From Power Lines and Electrical Wires

Electrocution is also a major killer in floods. Electrical current can travel through water. Report downed power lines to your utility company or local emergency manager.

Turn Off Your Electricity When You Return Home

Some appliances, such as television sets, can shock you even after they have been unplugged. Don’t use appliances or motors that have gotten wet unless they have been taken apart, cleaned, and dried.

Watch for Animals, Especially Snakes

Small animals that have been flooded out of their homes may seek shelter in yours. Use a pole or stick to poke and turn items over and scare away small animals.

Look Before You Step

After a flood, the ground and floors are covered with debris including broken bottles and nails. Floors and stairs that have been covered with mud can be very slippery.

Be Alert for Gas Leaks

Use a flashlight to inspect for damage. Don’t smoke or use candles, lanterns, or open flames unless you are sure that the gas has been turned off and the area has been aired out.

Carbon Monoxide Exhaust Kills

Use a generator or other gasoline-powered machine outdoors. The same goes for camping stoves. Fumes from charcoal are especially deadly — cook with charcoal only outdoors.

Clean Everything That Get Wet

Floodwaters have picked up sewage and chemicals from roads, farms, factories, and storage buildings. Spoiled food and flooded cosmetics and medicines are health hazards. When in doubt, throw them out.

Take Good Care of Yourself

Recovering from a flood is a big job. It is tough on both the body and the spirit. And the effects a disaster has on you and your family may last a long time. Learn how to recognize and care for anxiety, stress, and fatigue.

Note On Flood Insurance

Most homeowner’s insurance policies do NOT offer protection against flood losses. For information about flood insurance, call your local insurance agent, or call the National Flood Insurance Program at (800) 638-6620.