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5 Steps For Deep Frying a Turkey Without Burning Your House Down

5 Steps For Deep Frying a Turkey Without Burning Your House Down

What’s more American than deep frying your turkey for Thanksgiving? While it’s not the healthiest option for cooking, it sure is a tasty one. However, it’s extremely important to keep safety first when deep frying something as big as a whole turkey — especially if it’s your first time trying it out. Fires from cooking are the most common cause of home fires and with all the craziness of Thanksgiving cooking, it’s a particularly important time of the year to make sure you are being safe while cooking. Here are five steps you can follow for deep frying a turkey for Thanksgiving without burning your house down: 1. Never deep […]

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What Happens in the Event of a Fire

Today we want to talk about what happens in the event of a fire. A house fire can be absolutely detrimental and here at OHI, we know firsthand how destructive they can really be. Though we don’t often like to think about our own home in such a disaster, it’s important to know the steps of what happens in the event of a fire. Let’s set up a possible scenario: 1. Disaster Strikes Something terrible happens in your home—whether that’s some ashes that weren’t disposed of properly or a simple electrical fire. Fires can often start in the most unexpected of places, and often when you aren’t even home. Before […]

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5 Tips That Will Keep Your Home Safe While On Vacation

5 Tips That Will Keep Your Home Safe While On Vacation

  School is out—and so is the sun. That can only mean one thing: summer is upon us! You probably already have vacations lined up for the summer months to get a break from work and home life. But blissful vacations can be stressful if you don’t make sure your home is safe and sound before skipping town. Don’t let this happen to you! Everyone knows to lock up their house, but here are five tips for keeping your home safe while you’re on vacation that you may not have thought of: 1. Turn Off and Unplug Appliances If you are going on a long trip, turning off your appliances—and […]

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Six Fireworks Safety Tips

Six Fireworks Safety Tips

The 4th of July is just around the corner! Soon enough, sparks, flares, and bursts of color will be exploding above your neighborhood. Kids will be out on the streets lighting sparklers and families will gather around the dazzling showers of light. It is a fun American tradition, but fireworks can be extremely dangerous—especially if the users are inexperienced. Here are six fireworks safety tips that everyone should keep on hand this week: 1. Read the instructions Before you light any firework, always start by carefully reading the instructions on the firework. Every firework has different precautions to consider and directions to follow. The step by step directions should be […]

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