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  • Wildfire prevention tips for homeowners

    A recent NatGeo article has shed some light on the science behind wildfires. When it comes to preventing property destruction, the science suggests that preparing communities to resist the spread of wildfires may be more effective than just trying to control the wildfires. Fires grow larger by the spreading of burning embers, so the goal […]

  • Happy Birthday Smokey

    Arguably the most recognizable person when it comes to wildfire awareness isn’t even a person at all. It’s a bear! Odds are you just thought of Smokey Bear – like we said, recognizable, right? Smokey’s actually been fighting wildfires for decades. In fact, Smokey Bear is celebrating his 70th birthday this summer, coming up soon […]

  • What causes a wildfire?

    Since it’s wildfire season here in the Colorado Rockies, we’ve recently been discussing wildfire awareness on our blog. To better understand wildfires, perhaps we should take a look into the very causes of wildfires. So, what does cause wildfires? Basically, wildfires have two main causes: by natural means of ignition, and by ignitions caused by […]

  • Lightning and House Fires – Safety Awareness Week

    This week is Lightning Safety Awareness Week, and it’s just in time for the summer storm season. Here in the Colorado Rockies lightning is an even greater risk, with our higher elevations and fast-developing storms. With that said, and in honor of Lightning Safety Awareness Week, we thought this week’s blog would be a good […]

  • Wildfire “Defensible Space”

    Summer season is wildfire season in the American West, and especially so here in the Colorado Rockies. We’ll be discussing wildfires and wildfire preparedness on our blog over the next coming weeks, starting with this week’s post on “defensible space.” So what is defensible space, as it pertains to wildfires? Defensible space refers to the […]

  • 5 summer grilling tips

    It’s really starting to feel like summer here in the High Country of Colorado! As the weather warms, so do the outdoor activities. Last week we discussed how to enjoy a safe campfire. This week we’d like to offer a few ideas on how to grill safely. If you’ll be barbecuing, picnicking, or otherwise grilling […]

  • Campfire safety tips from RMCat

    Memorial Day is just around the corner, and summertime is fast approaching here in the high country. For many, the summer season in Colorado is camping season. Summertime in Colorado is also wildfire season. Did you know as many as 90% of wildfires are caused by human activity? That means campfires are a leading cause […]

  • Mud season carpet cleaning

    Mud season is here in Colorado, with the warmth of spring melting all the snow in the High Country. All that mud can make a mess in your home or property, which means spring is a good time to have your carpets professionally cleaned. Here are six reasons why: –       Your carpet will be cleaner […]

  • Colorado radon testing and remediation

    Radon is back in the news this week, with a recent report from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment asserting all 64 counties in Colorado are now considered high-risk for radon exposure – including Routt, a county proudly served by RMCat. So what is radon, anyway? Actually, radon is a chemical element – […]

  • Colorado Flood Safety and Wildfire Awareness Week

    Happy spring equinox, everyone! As the season grows warmer and temperatures rise, that means the potential for wildfires and floods rises as well. To help prepare Colorado for the upcoming wildfire and flood seasons, Governor Hickenlooper has declared this week to be Colorado Flood Safety and Wildfire Awareness Week. To help us all be more […]

  • Home maintenance tips for spring

    Springtime is just around the corner. Days are getting longer, and daylight savings time is already this Sunday. Though we still have plenty of snow here in the Colorado Rockies, temperatures are just beginning to warm. For homeowners in the high country, here are a few indoor and outdoor maintenance tips for your home as […]