Stop the roll – Checklist for wheelchairs in transport

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Whether you are a caregiver for the differently abled in a health facility, a home health care environment or for a family member or friend, take all appropriate safety precautions when transporting a person who uses a wheelchair.

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April showers, May flowers and spring home repairs

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spring-home-repairs

Spring weather brings hope for new beginnings and warmer temperatures. However, these seasonal changes could significantly damage the exterior protective layers of your house, leading to potentially costly structural damage. Watch out for these conditions.

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Planning key to successful home renovation

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Home improvement projects seem to have no season. While many big outdoor projects happen in spring and summer, homeowners may find the best time to work on a renovation project is when contractors are available or materials are less expensive. In fact, if your project is not weather-dependent, you might get a better deal at some other time of year. No matter when you plan your next home project, our bloggers have tips that can ease your mind.

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Not on the coast? Tropical storms may still threaten

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tropical-storm

Coastal dwellers remain on alert during hurricane season, but inland residents can be caught off-guard after a hurricane or tropical storm makes landfall. While the storm may diminish in strength, the potential remains for severe damage from winds and heavy rain. When you know a storm is coming, take steps to minimize damage and speed recovery.

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Don’t underestimate the risks of pressure washers

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Pressure washers are a quick way to clean the dirt and grime from siding, driveways, decks, patios, lawn furniture and other items. But while results may look great, users should beware: Pressure washers are deceptively dangerous.

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Don’t underestimate the risks of pressure washers

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pressure-washer

Pressure washers are a quick way to clean the dirt and grime from siding, driveways, decks, patios, lawn furniture and other items. But while results may look great, users should beware: Pressure washers are deceptively dangerous.

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Lightning, power surge? EBC can protect your property

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lightning-over-city

Most companies large and small depend on electrically powered equipment for some part of their business: air conditioning and refrigeration, computer systems and manufacturing equipment, for example. Lightning and the resulting power surge are a common threat. But you can protect your business by purchasing equipment breakdown coverage.

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Lightning, power surge? EBC can protect your property

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lightning-over-city

Most companies large and small depend on electrically powered equipment for some part of their business: air conditioning and refrigeration, computer systems and manufacturing equipment, for example. Lightning and the resulting power surge are a common threat. But you can protect your business by purchasing equipment breakdown coverage.

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Call before you dig – 811 nationwide

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Make sure you haven’t forgotten an important factor before you contemplate digging: underground utilities. You certainly don’t want to find out by accident that utilities are buried in your yard. Before you dig, please call the toll-free 811 line to have underground utilities mapped. The mapping service is free.

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