The recent extended power outages in the Greater Toronto Area over the holidays had us all scrambling to stay warm. Bathing, preparing meals and finding ways to pass the time were also difficult (if not impossible) to do. The 2012 outage report from power management company Eaton Canada showed that over 600,000 people were affected by the loss of power that year, with the majority of them living in Ontario. While the ice storm of 2013 caught many of us by surprise with its severity and scope, you can be prepared for the next one by gathering a few supplies now. … Staying Warm and Safe in Your Apartment Rental During a Power Outage
Cooking is one of the most rewarding experiences life has to offer. Making a meal for yourself and your family can be fun (but also challenging when it comes to cooking in a rental apartment). … Tips for Cooking Safely In Your Apartment
The cooler temperatures and flakes of snow can only mean one thing – the holidays have officially arrived. Whether you like to go all-out or simply put up a few festive items, decorating your rental apartment can be easy and fun. Don’t let a smaller space deter you from getting into the holiday spirit! … Holiday Decorating and Safety Tips for Apartment Residents
With burglary accounting for a chunk of all property crime, make sure to protect yourself and your apartment building from becoming a target.
If you are like many people, you may not consider your personal apartment security to be very important. After all, you are only one apartment in a building full of units. So why would you need to worry about burglary? However, recent statistics reported by the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation show that burglary accounts of 22% of all property crime. So how do you prevent yourself from becoming just another statistic? … Apartment Living and Security
According to the Ministry of Labour, the risk of fire is one of the greatest threats to health and safety, property and the delivery of essential services. Statistics from the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation reveal that annually, fires in residential units account for 70-80 per cent of Canadian fire deaths and 60-70 per cent of fire injuries. … Turn up the Heat on Practicing Safe Fire Etiquette in Your Rental Property
Turning up the Heat on Fire Safety in Your Rental Apartment
An astonishing number of Canadians in rental apartments across the country are affected every year in fires, whether accidental or electrical. During 2009 Toronto Fire Services responded to 142,014 calls with 278,271 vehicle responses. The causes range from smoking, appliances, cooking, candles, lamps and garbage disposal to electrical issues within the building complex. However, no matter what the cause, the impact on both renters and property management can be devastating. … Apartment Living: Fire Safety Tips from RentSeeker.ca
Power outages and other emergencies call for preparedness, especially in rentals.
Keep the essential items in a kitchen drawer so they can be found when the power is out.
… Be Prepared!
Just a few years ago the best outlet protectors were small plastic pieces that were inserted directly into the outlet.
The latest variety replaces your outlet’s face plate. … Protect Children from Power Outlets!