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Promoting National Fire Prevention Week

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Each year in October, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) sponsors National Fire Prevention Week. The week corresponds with the anniversary of the Great Chicago Fire and provides resources on fire safety. This year’s event takes place Oct. 3-9.  It …

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5 Must-Have Electrical Tools for DIYers

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For your DIY customers who are brave enough to tackle electrical projects, provide them with the basics they’ll need to get the job done with these must-have tools necessary for any DIY electrical project. Access NHPA’s Academy for Retail Development …

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Be Prepared: Must-Have Products for a Dry Basement

Walking down the basement steps and stepping into water is one of the worst feelings for a homeowner. While there’s no 100 percent foolproof safeguard against a wet basement, fortunately there are products available that can give basements and crawl …

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Review 2020’s Most Active Home Improvement Product Categories

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The 2020 Retail Selector Study from market research firms The Farnsworth Group and the Home Improvement Research Institute is a thorough overview of the current home improvement marketplace, packed with more than 300 pages on what’s motivating shoppers, where they’re …

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Plumbing & Electrical Award Winners

At the 2019 National Hardware Show, several manufacturers and distributors walked away with awards for the most innovative and important products in the plumbing & electrical category. The top three winners were: First Place ToiletShroom Revolutionary Plunger: This innovative plunger …

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Approaching Electrical Projects With Customers

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Discussing home projects dealing with electricity likely puts a charge through any retailer. When helping customers tackle electrical projects, retailers should consider how difficult the project is and how a customer is planning to take it on. Some, like installing …

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(Possibly) Surging Electrical Problems

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Power surges can cause electrical problems and permanent damage to the broad array of electronics people use in their homes, says the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI). U.S. electrical wiring best practices are changing, and built-in surge protectors are an increasing …

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10 Smart Home Products to Sell in 2019

Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. Still trying to understand smart devices? In a category that is still relatively new to the market and that seems to change constantly, it may be difficult to know where to start. …

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