Do you know what a lint Trap is? Did you know that dryer lint traps caused 3,000 fires and over $35 million in damages last year alone? This seemingly harmless component of your dryer can become a serious fire threat if not properly maintained. We explain what causes lint trap fires, how you can prevent them, and explain how to ensure you’re protected even if you forget to maintain them.
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Home of some of the most important moments in our nation’s history, the state of Pennsylvania holds a place of distinction. Recently, it earned the honors of being ranked the 14th safest place to live in our annual list. Learn more about the safest cities and towns that help make Pennsylvania such a great place to live and visit.
With wide open prairies and mountain ranges, Wyoming is an ideal setting for those looking to live the true west cowboy lifestyle. Offering impressive vistas and a sparse population, Wyoming is also the 15th safest place to live in the U.S. Learn more about the communities that make up the great state of Wyoming.
Known for more than just cheese, Wisconsin has plenty to offer both visitors and residents – especially when it comes to finding a safe place to raise a family. This year, Wisconsin ranked 11th on our list of safest places to live in the United States. Find out more about the towns and communities that helped make the dairy land of America one of the safest places to live.
Known for more than just potatoes, Idaho offers residents and visitors a vast and diverse landscape from verdant valleys to majestic mountains rising into the sky. Known as the gem state, Idaho is not just one of the most beautiful states in our country – but one of the safest. Find out what towns and communities helped Idaho rank 9th on our list of safest places to live in the United States.
Maryland is one of the smallest – and most densely populated – states in the country. It’s also one of the safest. Find out what cities, towns and communities helped make Maryland the 9th safest place to live in the United States for 2016.
Known as the Constitution State, Connecticut is the southernmost state in the New England region of the United States. As the third smallest state in the nation, it’s the fourth most densely populated. Despite this fact, the state ranked as the eighth safest place to live in the U.S. so we took a look at the cities and towns that helped make the Nutmeg state so safe.
Known as the garden state, New Jersey is the fourth smallest state in the U.S. and also the most densely populated. Despite the high population density, the state boasts a relatively low overall crime rate and it ranked as the twelfth safest place to live in the U.S. based on our findings. We took a deeper look at the cities and towns that help keep New Jersey’s crime rates so low to see where the safest places in Jersey are.
Most homeowners have a dead bolt lock on their front door, but very few actually know whether that bolt is sturdy enough to withstand a forced break-in or modern enough to stop a lock pick. Read our guide to dead bolts to learn the basics and make sure your home is truly secure.