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Nov 19
2014
Steve Marr

Frozen Pipes

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As the second Polar Vortex strikes large parts of the nation this season, pipes can, and will freeze. Every year 50 million homes will experience frozen pipes. A broken pipe can create a major flood in your house, creating an emergency situation for you, and your family.

 

If your water stops flowing, and you suspect a pipe is frozen consider taking a few steps to work through they problem.

Feb 14
2013
Steve Marr

Home Security

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You arrive home, the door is open. You either call the police, or carefully enter your home, with fear and trepidation. Your stuff is tossed around, valuables, and heirlooms are gone. Part of your life is gone.

 

Dec 19
2012
Steve Marr

Protecting Your Home From Thieves

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Most automatic garage doors can be opened by a burglar in less the six seconds from the outside of your house. I won’t tell you how they accomplish this but understand many are using a new technique to enter garages, and then your home.

 

A major explosion ripped through an Indianapolis neighborhood overnight leaving two confirmed dead and 200 others homeless. As hurricane Sandy lumbered ashore, those in the path had days to prepare. These people had no time. Many were asleep when the explosion happened.

 

Above: A neighborhood burns after explosion

Aug 23
2012
Steve Marr

My Car Go Kit

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We all should, at a minimum have a 72 hour go kit with emergency supplies available to help get us through an disaster as part of an emergency preparedness plan. The personal go kits for Mary and I are pictured below. Given we want to be ready, and have extra to minister to others, we carry far more then most.

Aug 20
2012
Steve Marr

Add Shoe Goo To Your Emergency Supplies

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Show Goo is a product originally designed to repair tennis shoes, especially the toes that wear during serving. The product will fill in holes in your tennis shoes and can even be applied as a water-proofing agent.