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How to Prevent Accidental Poisoning at Home

Accidental poisonings at home are a serious problem, but a study finds most Americans aren't taking the simple steps needed to prevent accidental poisoning. 

According to the Home Safety Council, accidental poisoning is the second leading cause of home injury death in the United States. Yet,...

Mold Free Home: Top 10 Tips

Over the last decade, mold has risen to become one of the most damaging toxins that we face in our everyday lives.  Due in part to tighter, more energy efficient home construction practices, a mold problem, while relatively easy to eradicate in small quantities, can quickly escalate  to a size...

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...

Garage Safety and Storage Tips

For many Americans, garages are the most well worn entryway to their homes.  Besides the daily family traffic, the garage is also a place where we risk safety by mixing things together for storage that would never be found in the same place anywhere else in our home.  Toys and toxins are a...

Carpenter Ants and Bees

As winter fades, spring sunshine begins to warm up interest in home construction projects. But this can also be a time of home destruction as termite swarms arrive in the Southeast United States. Once temperatures are consistently above freezing, these wood-destroying pests swarm inside homes...

Basements

Radon gas dangers in the home have become more prevalent, and can affect homeowners before radon is detected. Consider the story of Stanley, a nuclear power company employee from Pennsylvania. One day he arrived at work and the radiation monitors at the plant screamed an alarm. The experts...