Creating a Fire Escape Plan for Apartment Building Residents

As a landlord or property manager, you have a long list of roles and responsibilities. Rising to the top of the list–above repairing leaky faucets, quieting noisy neighbors, and collecting monthly rent–is tenant safety. The units you lease to renters are homes, and while a large eat-in kitchen and balcony with a view are great selling points, tenants ultimately want peace of mind first.

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10 Home Fire Hazards and How to Avoid Them

In 2014 alone, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) reported nearly 1.3 millions fires in the United States. Those fires led to 3,275 deaths, 15,775 injuries, and $11.6 billion in property damage. In mere seconds, a fire in the home can turn deadly, so it’s important to prevent them from happening before they ever start by knowing your home’s fire hazards.

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How to Clean Clothing and Fabrics After a Fire

How to Clean Clothing and Fabrics After a Fire

A home fire can be a frightening ordeal, leaving a huge burden in its wake. The health and safety of those living in your home–adults, children, and pets–are top priority, followed next by the structural and operational integrity of your home. But once you’re given the OK from authorities to return to your residence, the recovery process may leave you faced with restoration issues you’ve never before experienced. (more…)

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Holiday House Fire Hazards

Wintertime in Madison – a time filled with the joy of the holidays, hopes for snow days, and dread of just how long this winter might last. Fortunately, before we start getting sick of winter (if you’re like some of us at A&J Specialty Services – that never happens!!), we get to enjoy Thanksgiving, Christmas, and the New Year, and the wonders they bring. But, holidays don’t come without their mishaps!

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Home Fire Escape Plan

Does your family have a Home Fire Escape Plan?

You say, “That would never happen to us” and although that might be true, every year in the United States, fires claim more lives that all other natural disasters combined. With that said, does your family have a Home Fire Escape Plan?

While someone else may forget to blow the candle out before climbing in bed, you certainly never would. But all it takes is one mistake, one forgetful evening, or even just a bizarre house malfunction for a flame to come to life, pouring smoke down the hallway.

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4 Common Fire Hazards in Every Home

Do you have any of these fire hazards in your home? According to The National Fire Protection Association, there are more than 360,000 house fires every year. In all, those fires do as much as $8 billion in damage, which companies like A&J Specialty Services restore back to their original splendor whenever possible.

However, many of those 360,000 fires may have been preventable through a little effort to minimize risks around your Madison-area home. Here are four common fire hazards, and some safety tips to go along with them. So admittedly are preventable while others, like lightning, are not.

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5 Fire Facts You NEED to Know

WARNING: THESE FIRE FACTS ARE VERY SAD AND SCARY – BUT TRUE

Normally we’d put an emphasis on Fire Safety in October BUT these facts are what you and your family needs to know EVERYDAY. Here are 5 Fire Facts you need to know and what you can do about them.

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Are your holiday celebrations at risk of catching fire?

You’ve never had a problem in the past. Why is everyone warning about the dangers that accompany the holidays? Because historically, the holidays are a time when fire departments and emergency rooms get an increase in calls due to accidents and fires.

No one expects to have a fire or an injury during the holidays and that’s exactly why it’s so important to be mindful of preventing it. Take a couple of minutes to read through these simple, safety tips that will make sure your holidays are fun and joy filled like they should be. (more…)

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Are you preparing for these holiday dangers?

Never had anything bad happen to you or your family over the holidays? Think there’s nothing to worry about? That’s where you’d be wrong. Every year, about 8,000 injuries occur from accidents related to holiday decorating activities. A number you can’t ignore.

Christmas trees along are involved in hundreds of fires which result in almost 40 deaths every year. So let’s hash out the details and nail down the steps you can take to avoid being one of the 8,000 this year.

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420 people didn’t think it could happen to them either, but it did

Let’s be honest, we’re flooded with a barrage of messages online every day. 10 tips to success. 5 steps to being more 26d4e3_0a3dd12cdecf4ef2976b6cb6cae9f166organized. You have a problem, I can guarantee someone has written you a 3 step guide to overcoming it.

While it would be easy to tune out and not finish reading this blog post, I urge you to press on. It truly is a matter of life or death.

So what am I referring to? Household kitchen fires.

Ok, hang in there. I know you’re thinking, “Kitchen fires happen to people who are careless, it wouldn’t happen to me.” But that is where many great mistakes begin, in believing it could never happen to you. (more…)

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