Prevent carbon monoxide poisoning

Quick Guide to Testing Your Carbon Monoxide Detectors

We have looked at preventing carbon monoxide poisoning here on the site before but one of the main steps of doing that is to actually make sure that your carbon monoxide detectors are in full working order. Carbon monoxide (CO2) is a colorless and odorless gas that can be deadly in large enough quantities. Sometimes a homeowner may get sick and head outdoors for some fresh air which can help but more often than not,…

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How to Clean a Smoke Damaged House

If left untreated over a long period, ash and soot can cause irreversible damage to your home. They are acidic and need to be dealt with quickly to avoid any more damage from being done. While you may think that simply using an average vacuum may be effective, these will only redeposit the particles around the building. Cleaning a smoke damaged house also isn’t as easy as simply leaving windows and doors open and letting…

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How to Use a Fire Blanket

Fire blankets are made of fire-resistant materials and are particularly useful for using on fat pan fires or for wrapping around a person whose clothing is on fire. You will need to check your particular fire blanket to see whether it is single-use or whether it can be used multiple times and learn how to use it correctly and confidently. Fire blankets are typically made from glass fibre fabric, with a thin fire resistant coating….

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Military Methods to Combat Fear

I think pretty much everybody is afraid of at least one thing in life. The problem is that sometimes, we allow those fears to hold us back by focusing on, and magnifying those fears. The result is that our fears become our masters. I think two of the biggest fears that people face is that of public speaking and that of failure. In terms of survival, failure really is not an option. If you fail,…

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How to Make a Silent 999 Call From Your Mobile

If you are in need of emergency help quickly, calling 999 gets you through to the emergency services that you need (Fire, Police, Ambulance). There are times however, when calling the emergency services can put you in more danger than you may already be in or even times when you are unable to talk. The good news is that even during those times, you can still use your mobile phone to alert the police that…

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