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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...

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...

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...

Allergy Relief: 10 Tips to Breathe Easy at Home
This year's allergy season? Nothing to sneeze at. The long, cold winter kept trees dormant for longer than usual, which means tree pollen season will overlap with grass pollen and mold seasons. For those with multiple...
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...