Archive for May, 2010

No Need for a Deposit Box; First Alert Has Your Needs Covered

By Passion4Safety

Back in the day, having a deposit box was the thing to have. Especially to preserve things such as a social security card, birth certificate(s), family antiques and valuables, etc. These days, you really don’t hear too much about deposit box (es) / having a deposit box; let alone have the funds nor time to travel to where your deposit box is located at. All the same features and security can be yours when needed, wherever you need it with First Alert Deluxe Security Box. First Alert Deluxe Security Box is not only just a cash box (which by the way is great for garage, raffle, and carnival events), it is also a multipurpose box which you can store other valuables as well. Double steel with a protected floor mat inside, anything you decide to place in this box will be preserved with special care.

First Alert Deluxe Security Box

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Testing Kits—Mold

By: SafetyLAB

Spring is here and to me, that means rain.  Many people have basements and with the saturated ground that can mean seepage.  Seepage can easily turn to mold if you don’t dry your basement properly.  Mold has become a real topic of concern due to its effects it can have on your health with long exposure times.  We have a mold test kit that can test your home or workplace for toxic mold.  It includes the testing strips, bags for samples and also instructions.  What a great way to have peace of mind when it rains that your home is not infected by mold.

 

Please visit us for more information about this product or one of our other testing kits.

Hurry Before It’s Too Late! Enter in your chance to win a First Alert Carbon Monoxide and Smoke Detector Home System

By Passion4Safety

As you finish up your Spring-cleaning making way for the summer, include safe guarding your house. By safe guarding your house, now would be a good time in the midst of your cleaning to check your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms to see if it is time for a replacement. Even if it is not time to replace any of your alarms, checking your alarms as apart of your Spring-cleaning is something good to do. If in need or maybe know of a friend or relative that’s in need of a new/replacement alarm, enter in for your chance to win a First Alert Carbon Monoxide and Smoke Detector Home System on firstalertstore.com. With this system, you will be covering your basis of having a Carbon Monoxide/Smoke Alarm all in one. Not to mention because it is Onelink Wireless, both alarms will interconnect with one another so that in the time of danger, the alarm that is around smoke and/or carbon monoxide (detected) will respond and communicate with the other alarm, notifying you properly with its voice command of where the danger is coming from.

To view the contest details and to enter in your chance to win please click here.

Win the alarm(s); give an alarm; share an alarm.

Testing Kits –Lead

By: SafetyLAB

As garage sale season comes into full swing one thing that always concerns me is children’s toys.  I talk to many people that buy used toys from garage sales and what a great idea.  However you should remember that some toys have been painted with lead paint.  We carry a lead testing kit that tests for lead paint.  What a great way to give you peace of mind then knowing the toys you have purchased are not painted with the toxic material.  Our kit contains enough materials for 4 separate tests for the multiply items you may be purchasing. 

Please visit us for more information about this product or one of our other testing kits.

Identifying Your Security Needs: The Pros and Cons to Combination and Digital Lock Safes

by Passion4Safety

Shopping for security safes can be quite a meticulous task. There are so many different styles and security features but which one is the best one? When it comes to shopping for a security safe for whatever personal goods you are trying to preserve/protect, you will come across two main styles (besides the original key- locked safes): Combination and digital. Of these different types of safes, they work to achieve one main goal: to protect your goods from outside intruders, water, and fire damage. However there are some pros and cons you must consider when shopping for different types/styles of safes.

Combination Lock

First Alert .94 Cu. Ft. Water Fire Theft Combination Safe

With the combination lock, it requires no maintenance; no battery replacements or no “lockdowns”. With a twist to the left, over to the right, and back to the left (or vise versa), you will be able to unlock the contents in the safe in a matter of seconds. However with combination locks, in the need of urgency, should you mistakenly enter in the wrong combination, you will have to start all over again to renter in your combination (correctly), taking more time than needed to retrieve your preserved goods in the time of urgency. Also if you should decide to do a combination change, you will have to contact a locksmith or the manufacturer to do so.

Digital Lock

First Alert .94 Cu. Ft. Water Fire Theft Digital Safe

Digital, with the punch of a couple of buttons, is quick, fast, and easy to do not to mention convienenent. Within a matter of seconds, not even, you have whatever it is you needed locked away in your safe. However, just like a smoke alarm, you have to stay on top of changing your battery every so often (at least once a year) to keep your digital dial pad in working order. Depending on limited attempts you get to unlock your safe with your password combination code, once locked out, you may have to wait a short period (lockdown period) to try for access again.

  

There is not one safe that isn’t safe; they all work well and protect your goods. The type of safe that is the best depends on your needs and what works well for you along with the type of lock that is best compatible to your needs.

To view available safes please visit here: First Alert Safe and Cash Boxes

 

Holy Moldy!! PT.2 Tips and Tricks to Help Reduce Mold in your Home.

By Passion4Safety

As we endure the rest of this spring season with rain and occasional severe weather, preventing mold should be an immediate follow-up. Many times we see condensation on our windows and don’t think anything of it; or may have experienced a flood and have immediately disposed of those goods damaged beyond use but may have failed to check other surrounded areas impacted by the flood. What about the times we take showers without running our bathroom air vents, producing moisture. All of these instances create mold if we don’t remove moisture right within 24 to 48 hours moisture is present.  As stated before, the key to reducing mold is MOISTURE CONTROL. However if you should experience an outspread of mold, here are some user-friendly tips you can take on reducing mold:

REDUCE THE HUMIDITY IN YOUR HOMES:

Using appliances such as air conditioners and de-humidifiers are a good source in removing moisture. Whenever you are cooking, showering, or cleaning, running a fan and/or opening some windows for air ventilation keeps control of the humidity in your home also.  Generally increasing your air temperature helps control humidity.

IF THERE IS A DETECTION OF MOLD IN YOUR HOME:

Provided the molded area(s) as informed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Brief Guide to Mold, Moisture, and Your Home information guide, is about 10 square feet or less, you can clean/remove the mold yourself. To rid the mold, you can use biocides or chemicals such as chlorine bleach to help kill off organisms (please note: when cleaning, it is best to have ventilation as such chemicals and biocides do create toxic fumes that can be very harmful if inhaled).

Although these remedies will not completely remove mold, it will control and stop the growth of mold in your homes producing an even healthier/cleaner environment within your home.

Live healthy. Be healthy!

Holy Moldy! Controlling the Outspread of Mold

by Passion4Safety

Pollen is not the only thing this year we need to worry about. This spring season, we’ve reached a record high count of pollen causing higher than normal allergic/sinus outbreaks. Mold, by far, is another contributor we can add to the list that causes (minor) health issues.  Mold, a fungus that grows in damp areas, can cause health problems such as sinus, allergies, hay-fever, and common skin irritations if inhaled and/or physically exposed. The #1 way to stop the growth of mold is to reduce moisture. Allowing mold to grow in dampened areas without doing anything to stop its growth, could be asking for some irritating health problems I’m sure all if not most do not want to spend the inconvenienced time nor the money to treat. Let alone the damage(s) it can do to our property that can be costly to replace/repair or too damaged to preserve.

If you are concerned about mold being in your home, firstalertstore.com has a Mold Test Kit that is simple to use and affordable to achieve results (minimal lab analysis fee per sample).