Welcome to the vipHome Podcast where experts sit down with Dayna, our home host, to share the tips you need to simplify and enjoy homeownership.
This summer, Canadian wildfire smoke spread across the U.S. and engulfed more than a third of our country’s population. While this may have been an anomaly, wildfires are common in many parts of the United States with more than half of all U.S. properties at risk for wildfire damage.
Michele Steinberg, Wildfire Division Director, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), recently stopped by the vipHome Podcast to share how wildfires ignite and spread, so you can protect your home and family!
September 13, 2023
Almost three in four homeowners with smart home tech devices worry that someone can gain access to their device without their permission, but is the threat real? Unfortunately, yes. Eugenia Blackstone, Chief Marketing Officer for Iris Powered by Generali, shares with us simple ways to help protect your smart home from hackers and other digital threats.
August 21, 2023
The annual Consumer Confidence Report is a report by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that is required to be sent to consumers each year by their community and public water systems. Bryanna Poczatek, Technical Affairs Manager for the Water Quality Association (WQA), walks us through what the CCR says and how it can help you make decisions about your drinking water!
May 19, 2023
With more than 10.7 million residential pools in the U.S., many homeowners safely enjoy a dip in a residential pool each year. Unfortunately, there have been times when pools and electricity have mixed in dangerous ways. Jeff Sargent, principal electrical specialist with the National Fire Protection Association, joins us with crucial tips to help you identify potential electrical safety issues with your pool and tips for ensuring that it’s safe to use.
May 17, 2023
Last year was a record-breaking year for recalls. More than 1 billion units of food, drugs, medical devices, automobiles, and consumer products were recalled in the United States, and unfortunately, some of these products may still be in your home. Patty Davis of the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) gives us important tips to help you handle recall products, so they don’t harm you or your family.
May 10, 2023
Almost half of all American adults (47%) have had their personal information exposed by cyber criminals, and 600,000 Facebook accounts are hacked daily. How can you keep your family and information safe when surfing the internet at home? Lisa Plaggemier, executive director of the National Cybersecurity Alliance (NCA), shares important home internet safety tips every homeowner needs to know (including you)!
April 12, 2023
Lithium-ion batteries have been known to cause destructive fires. Though the chances of a lithium-ion battery failing and catching fire is one in 10 million batteries, they caused 200 fires and six deaths in New York City last year alone. Brian O’Connor of the NFPA has important safety tips to help you and your family safely use devices powered with lithium-ion batteries.
April 5, 2023
Electric vehicles (EV) are quickly becoming mainstream. More than 3.4 million EVs are on American roads today, and they are expected to make up more than 50% of new vehicle sales by 2030. What does this mean for the safety of your home (and your bank account)? Sarah Ollila, program manager for the Vehicle Technologies Office (VTO) of the Department of Energy, answers your top questions about EV chargers and your home.
March 29, 2023
Numerous hurricanes threaten the U.S. each year, and many have been infamous due to their destructive nature. The best thing you can do is be prepared for the next devastating storm. Aaron Levy, Director of Individual and Community Preparedness at Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), joins Dayna, our host, to share how you can prepare your home for the upcoming hurricane season.
February 1, 2023
Matan Slagter, CEO of Armadillo, a new tech-based home warranty company, stops the vipHome Podcast to share how you can easily sign up for a home warranty and how they can prevent home fires, floods, and spoiled Greek yogurt from happening to you!
December 15, 2022
Moving into a new home and want to put your personal touch on it? Perhaps you want to renovate your personal space or upgrade your kitchen’s style and appliances. How do you start your new home design project? We went to our home design expert – Laurie Smith of TLC’s Trading Spaces fame and vipHomeLink’s Brand Ambassador. Watch now!
April 15, 2020
You can never truly fireproof your home, but you can take steps to prevent a home fire. Susan McKelvey of the National Fire Prevention Association answers your frequently asked questions about home fire safety.
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