Safety Tips for your Home – Inside and Out

Safety-Tips

Life extends beyond the walls of your home. That’s why The Strange Team provides safety tips to help keep your family safe both inside and outside the home.

In the kitchen,

  • Keep a distance between flammable objects (papers, curtains, plastics, etc.) and fire sources (oven, stove top, portable heater, etc.)
  • Use harmful products (cleaning solutions, lighters) with caution (follow instructions!) and keep them out of reach of children and pets.
  • Never leave sharp objects (knives) or other such tools and utensils misplaced or unattended.
  • Ensure electrical cords aren’t draped across other appliances or the counter or stove top.
  • Leave space around appliances for proper ventilation.

In the bathroom,

  • Keep electrical appliances wrapped and away from water.
  • Use non-slip strips or floor mats
  • Always keep the room clean and as dry as possible.

In the bedroom,

  • Never smoke.
  • As always, ensure that everything else is a safe distance away from a source of fire or heat.
  • Opt for mattresses with open flame-resistant protection.
  • You’re most vulnerable when you sleep. Even in bed, keep a phone, light, (and, if necessary, a weapon) within reach.

In the garage,

  • This is probably where you store most of your tools and equipment. Take precautions with flammable liquids, chemicals, and anything producing fumes.
  • Keep poisonous substances (paint thinner, antifreeze, rat poison, etc.) locked up and out of reach of children and pets.
  • Keep your space clean and organized, especially as many of your tools are sharp, heavy, or otherwise dangerous.

In the yard,

  • Surround your property with a sturdy fence (this is more for keeping in children and pets, but can also serve to remind strangers to keep out).
  • If you’ve got a pool, keep it locked down or fenced in when not in use.
  • Be careful when working in bad weather. Use sand, salt, and good-traction foot ware on ice and snow.

On the stairs,

  • Keep steps clean and dry.
  • Always install stable and sturdy railing on both sides of the stairs.
  • Ensure that the distance between the rails is narrow enough to prevent a child or infant from falling through.
  • Good rule of thumb: less than four inches!
  • Keep stairs well lit.

Home Fire Safety

Guard against fire with these home safety tips:

  • Install smoke detectors, check them regularly, and replace the batteries at least once a year.
  • Avoid overloading outlets and extension cords.
  • Keep fire extinguishers handy and know how to use them.
  • Establish a safety exit, ensure all family members know and understand it, practice with drills, and ensure it’s never blocked.
  • Never block or pile things on heaters or near heat-exuding appliances; give these a wide berth, plenty of breathing room, and make sure they don’t get overheated.
  • Ensure that all materials are fire-resistant if you’re renovating or just fixing up something around the house.
  • Never leave any type of fire or hot appliance unattended.
  • Remove dry vegetation around your home, especially during the dry seasons.
  • Cover the fireplace with a stable and large metal fire frame.

Paint and Sip with Comedian Geoff Tice

FB Event PaintandSip

 

February 23rd, Thursday Night 5pm to 7pm

@Keller Williams Preferred Realty 11859 Pecos St. Ste. 200 in Westminster

Sip your favorite beverage* and enjoy step-by-step instruction with our experienced and enthusiastic local artists. You’ll leave with a one-of-a-kind creation and a new found talent you’ll want to explore.

Who is Geoff Tice? Geoff’s Facebook

Geoff Tice - Comedian
Geoff Tice – Comedian

Geoff Tice is a stand-up comedian from Boulder, Colorado who has performed in festivals, clubs, bars, and basements all across America. In 2016, he performed at the CROM Comedy Festival, was selected as a “Fresh Mug” for SF Sketchfest, and a “Denver Up-and-Comer” for TruTV’s High Plains Comedy Festival.

 

 

 

 

The Strange Team’s Nick Folkedahl is a Rising Star!

Nick's Award 2016

Big and exciting year in 2016 for The Strange Team. The entire team had a great and successful year of selling, buying and helping many clients throughout the Denver Metro area. The Strange Team is a team of successful agents working with you to make your selling or buying a positive experience.

The Strange Team is happy to announce one of its newest team members has received the award of the “Rising Star” from the KW office located in Thornton, CO. Nick Folkedahl (our rising star) has had an incredible 2016 year in sales, new contacts and understanding the Denver Metro real estate market. Nick’s successes are tribute to his hard work, bubbly personally, and his persistence. Nick is born and raised in Colorado and is a natural at understanding what clients need in Colorado home. Nick loves meeting and relating to people and being a part of their home buying experience.

Please help us congratulate Nick Fokedahl as our “Rising Star.”

The Strange Team – Keller Williams Preferred Realty: Whether you are buying or selling The Strange Team has the right fit for you. We can help if you are a first time home buyer, a seasoned seller, an investor or if you have Luxury property. The Strange Team is located at 11859 Pecos St. in Thornton, CO. www.thestrangeteam.com

10 Of The Best Home Christmas Gifts

Few things are more exciting than moving into a new home! Every empty space offers limitless potential and the promise of a fresh start. This big list of 10 housewarming gifts can suit all sorts of recipients: from the first-time homeowner to the new neighbor, from a college freshman living away from home for the first time to retirees who just invested in a great vacation house or cabin. There’s something for everyone.

10) iRobot Roomba Automatic Vacuum: Not only just time savers, these handy gadgets reduce the need to move heavy furniture and eliminates the struggle of reaching for those tough spots under tables or behind furniture. It’s definitely expensive, but any host is sure to appreciate a gift they can use every day for years to come.

9) August Smart Door Lock: It turns any Bluetooth-enabled Android or Apple phone into a keyless entry system. Note the helpful and distinctive features like battery power, backup key access, and customizable shared access.

8) Canary Smart Home Security: A housewarming gift that can protect the recipient’s new investment! This security system combines an HD wide-angle surveillance camera with an advanced alarm system. Its motion-activated recording can stream straight to smartphone with quality audio and automatic night vision to make sure the occupant never misses a thing.

7) Ring Wifi Enabled Video Doorbell: This sleek device allows homeowners to see who’s outside, even when nobody’s home. This handy doorbell connects to smartphones and tablets and can be activated by motion sensors in the event somebody stops by without ringing the doorbell itself.

6) Smart Coffee Machine: Looking for a housewarming gift for somebody who can’t get through the day without a couple cups of coffee? Smarter is a coffee machine that can be controlled by smartphone, making it easy to schedule an inviting brew from anywhere in the house. Imagine waking up to a fresh pot every morning without ever lifting a finger!

5) Automatic Pet Feeder: The Petnet Smartfeeder makes it easy to set up automatic feedings, or feed remotely from anywhere – perfect for a pet owner with a busy schedule! It even allows for managed portions for easy weight management. Be aware that the Petnet App requires iOS, so make sure your intended recipient has an iPhone before choosing this specific device.

4) Nest Smart Smoke Detector & Alarm: Here’s what makes this special: it detects carbon monoxide, sends alerts directly to Wi-Fi devices, and it comes with a 10 year protection guarantee.

3) Smart Weighing Scale: This isn’t your ordinary bathroom scale – its minimalistic form actually hides smart features like weight tracking, body fat calculation, and it even measures pulse wave velocity (an important metric which could only be measured in laboratories until very recently). It’s compatible with the Apple Health Kit, too! Few scales are versatile enough to give as a housewarming gift but this one is too cool to pass up.

2) Google’s Smart Home Router: A router is usually that unsightly device we all hate to meddle with, outside of praying that it works. This is Google’s approach to a beautiful and functional router that can be controlled with a smartphone. Depending upon your gift recipient’s tastes they can customize it with a variety of covers.

1) Wifi Range Extender: If your recipient’s new home is extra spacious or has thick walls, the Wi-Fi might not reach every room. This might mean no access to convenient online recipes in the kitchen, or an inconvenienced teenager who can’t study from a laptop in their own room – a stylish Wi-Fi range extender is a simple and effective solution.

The Strange Team Top 100 Real Estate Agency in Colorado

This week, the annual copy of Real Estate Executive’s 100 Most Influential Real Estate Agents is now available honoring the most influential real estate agents in Colorado.  The Strange Team lead by Alan Strange celebrates making the Real Estate Executive’s Top 100.

The Strange Team is incredibly proud to be named one of Colorado’s top 100 most influential agents by Real Estate Executive Magazine. The Strange Team, a partnership with Keller Williams Preferred Realty operates primarily out of the Metro Denver and its 13 surrounding counties in Colorado. The Strange Team specializes in the Denver Metro area for buyers and sellers. As the Strange Team leader Alan Strange said about this honor “Grateful for the professionals I’ve aligned with for our successes. The Strange Team should be recognized for the great work they do for our community. Doug Saxen, Mary Strange, Kathy Govoreau, and Nick Folkedahl.” The Strange Team prides themselves on communication, hard work, trust and excellent service.

The Real Estate Executive Magazine is a popular national publication with real estate articles and news from around the industry. Real Estate Executive Magazine recognizes and celebrates the service, dedication and hard work that real estate agents put into building their companies and serving their clients. This honor is “by invitation only” and at no cost to the agent, broker or real estate companies. This edition focuses on the top performers throughout the nation. They conducted a comprehensive analysis of the leading real estate companies in each state.

The Strange Team – Keller Williams Preferred Realty: Whether you are buying or selling The Strange Team has the right fit for you. We can help if you are a first time homebuyer, a seasoned seller, an investor or if you have Luxury property. The Strange Team is located at 11859 Pecos St. in Thornton, CO. www.thestrangeteam.com