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Seasons

So you’ve survived Snowmageddon 2016 and are now enjoying a steady dose of Advil as you take a break from your shoveling operations?  While its natural to focus on walks and driveways, there are six key areas not to be ignored during the big digout!

Hydrants.  Although it’s not regulated,...

Avoiding Home Fires and Carbon Monoxide:  Winter Warnings from Cpsc

As winter weather continues to blanket the nation, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and the United States Fire Administration (USFA) are urging consumers to play it safe to avoid home fires.

According to USFA, instances of home fires spike in winter months. Cooking and home...

Pool Safety Tips for Children

For much of the country, Memorial Day marks the start of outdoor summer fun, like backyard barbecues, beaches and parties. Unfortunately, this holiday also marks the riskiest time of year for pool drownings. Drowning is the leading cause of death to young children and can occur quickly, often...

Chimneys

Sources of carbon monoxide in the home can be significant, and as a professional home inspector who has completed thousands of heating system examinations, it is astounding the number of times I find a problem with carbon monoxide leakage. Severity ranges, but it is not unusual to find life...

Air Quality

One of the simplest ways to protect yourself from carbon monoxide poisoning is by purchasing a carbon monoxide detector. Technology has made these devices inexpensive, simple and reliable. 

But very often, serious carbon monoxide injuries or deaths have occurred in homes that already have...