Category: Safety

Category: Safety

Plan Ahead for Winter Storms with this Disaster Supply Kit

December 19, 2016  /  Community  /  Marti Reeder

We don’t get a lot of snow in the low lying areas of Puget Sound, but once in a while, we get a big snow or ice storm. Prepare yourself and your family by having a basic disaster supply kit… Read more

11 Holiday and Winter Fire Safety Tips

December 12, 2016  /  Heating/Cooling  /  Marti Reeder

The holidays are a wonderful time of year to spend time with friends and family, decorate our homes for the season, and gather around a toasty warm fireplace. Unfortunately, some of these activities bring inherent dangers with them. Here are… Read more

King County Proposes Septic System Fee and Monitoring Requirement

June 13, 2016  /  Home Ownership  /  Marti Reeder

  If you live in King County and have an on-site septic system, or you’re considering a King County property with an on-site septic system, you’ll want to be aware of a proposed septic system fee and monitoring requirement. The… Read more

Handy Resources for Winter Storms

December 10, 2015  /  Community  /  Marti Reeder

The winter storm season is upon us, complete with power outages, school delays, road closures and more. To help you and your families stay safe, dry and warm, here is a list of helpful resources. A special thank you to… Read more

How to Prevent Your Home from Being Burglarized

October 19, 2015  /  Community  /  Marti Reeder

No one likes to think they are vulnerable to a home burglary, but it can happen, even in seemingly safe neighborhoods. Here’s how to keep your home safer. If you have a security system, put the signs to good use…. Read more

What To Do When The Power Goes Out

December 16, 2014  /  Community  /  Marti Reeder

The wind storm last month left a lot of people in the dark, as well as unprepared. With these handy tips, you won’t be left in the cold or the dark next time. BEFORE EMERGENCIES: if you don’t have an… Read more

Home Care Tip #18: Check Your Furnace Filter

September 16, 2013  /  Energy  /  Marti Reeder

Seattle Furnace reminds us that dirty filters are the #1 cause of damage to your furnace. Be sure to check your filter to insure it is clean before turning on your furnace for the winter. Through October, Seattle Furnace is running a General… Read more

Create an Emergency Preparedness Kit for Your Home

August 23, 2012  /  Misc.  /  Marti Reeder

One of my favorite online resources House Logic has put together a useful list for creating an emergency preparedness kit for your home. Whether your home is vulnerable to wildfires, floods or other natural disasters, you want to be ready…. Read more

Home Care Tip #10: Check Your Deck

July 11, 2012  /  Home Care & Maintenance  /  Marti Reeder

During the summertime, a deck can be a wonderful addition to your home, expanding your space so you can turn it into a haven of relaxation. But decks aren’t just useful and beautiful. They also require a lot of work…. Read more

Outdoor Safety: Keep Kids Safe This Summer

June 24, 2012  /  Community  /  Marti Reeder

Well, another school year has ended and kids are home for the summer. That’s just one of many reasons to “child proof” your yard to protect little ones from harm. Here are some tips from for eliminating outdoor hazards:… Read more


Marti Reeder, Realtor, Managing Broker