Tips & Info

16 fire prevention tips for home and work - & Tips & Info.

Cooler temperatures are finally here and the heating season is coming up. Sadly, this means the risk of fire at home and at work is on the rise as well. According to the National Fire Protection Association, a fire department responds to a fire every 24 seconds in the United States. Fire and smoke damage… Read more »

Random Acts of Kindness - & Tips & Info.

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has declared today Random Acts of Kindness Day in Georgia. Everyone is being encouraged to do something kind for a stranger or a friend today. (It doesn’t even have to cost anything, although we’ve all heard the stories about someone pulling up to a drive-through window only to learn the person ahead… Read more »

4 Tips for avoiding contractor scams after a hurricane - & Tips & Info.

In the wake of a hurricane or even a tropical storm you’ll see a lot of contractors offering to help with repairs. Some are very reputable, some…not so much so. How do you avoid being scammed? The Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety offers the following advice: Be susipcious of any contractor who tries… Read more »

Hurricane Preparedness Week - & Tips & Info.

It’s National Hurricane Preparedness Week (May 27 – June 2, 2012) and already the tropics have given us two named storms. Hurricane season officially begins June 1 and runs to November 30. Weather experts believe we’ll see an average number of storms this year, which would be 9 to 15 named storms. Of those, 4… Read more »

Severe Weather Awareness - & Tips & Info.

It’s Severe Weather Awareness Week in North Carolina (March 4-10), and none too soon. The US has seen more than its fair share of tornadoes and severe storms in recent weeks. Just this past weekend our friends in Atlanta and Charlotte witnessed the devastation of EF-3 and EF-2 tornadoes. Are you prepared for severe weather?… Read more »

19 holiday fire safety tips - & Tips & Info.

It’s a tragedy we’ve seen all too often during the holidays – fire claims a family’s home destroying gifts and other possessions, and sometimes with even more horrific consequences. The US Fire Administration (USFA), a part of the Department of Homeland Security, reports holiday season fires claim the lives of more than 400 people each year,… Read more »

Are you ready for a hurricane? - & Tips & Info.

If you haven’t already started planning, it’s not too late. With Hurricane Irene setting its sights on the US east coast, now’s the time to make sure you have a hurricane preparedness plan in place – especially if you’re within a few hours of the coast (we all know hurricanes can wreak havoc well inland)…. Read more »

Tornado Devastation in NC - & Tips & Info.

Violent, deadly tornadoes and storms ripped through North Carolina on Saturday, April 16, 2011, leaving behind scenes of devastation hard to comprehend. Tornadoes touched down an estimated 62 times in what was the largest outbreak in state history. Disaster One is working feverishly to assist in the emergency repairs and restoration, and we urge you… Read more »

Please help with disaster relief in Japan - & Tips & Info.

Japan has been hit by a devastating earthquake and tsunami. Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Japan as they deal with these disasters and the subsequent explosion and radiation leak at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. While details are still unfolding, we all can be a part of the response. Please consider… Read more »