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Lighting and Electricity

 October is here, and that means it's time to get the house in tip top shape for an energy efficient winter heating season. This also needs to be done in those warmer climates even though the air conditioning is still working!

Weekend 1: Find Air Leaks and Save Energy

Now is a great time...

Chimneys

 Preventing house fires should always be a priority, but if you're like most Americans, you think you're at very little risk of ever experiencing a house fire. This attitude, however, can be almost as dangerous as fire itself. Outside of the former Soviet Bloc, Americans have the highest fire...

Fall Garage Storage and Organization Tips

Fall is now fully underway, and it’s the perfect time to organize your garage. You likely have a number of summer items to put into storage, and it might be tempting to just chuck everything on the garage floor. But a heaping pile can be hazardous as well as an eyesore, and will only cause...

Shower Head Cleaning Tips: Faq

In a recent study conducted by researchers at the University of Colorado at Boulder, shower heads were found to contain bacteria potentially dangerous to those that had weakened immune systems. Moreover, the researchers found that not only will cleaning with bleach not kill the bacteria, but...

Tools

 Ladder safety is a common home issue, with roughly 180,000 emergency room visits and 150 deaths associated with household ladder use every year. And while human error may explain some of these problems, Consumer Reports notes in their recent report that lax ladder safety standards and...

Disaster Proofing

Although significant progress has been made in the United States in reducing the number of deaths caused by accidental fires in the home, these incidents still kill more than 3,000 individuals each year.  Better education about the dangers of fire and wider use of smoke alarms are generally...