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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...

Exterior Remodeling

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...

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...

Use Smart Home to Shrink Bills, Grow Peace of Mind

By Amanda Parrilli for The Home Depot

Connected products and the concept of a Smart Home are increasingly popular, and it’s is a big part of the next generation of home improvement. The growing demand is inspiring manufacturers to shift R&D into overdrive and introduce all kinds of Wi-Fi or...

Bathroom Floors

Millions of people every year are injured from falls at home that could have been prevented.  Nearly six thousand are killed.  That makes falls at home the leading cause of home injury and injury-related death in the U.S.  That’s pretty scary.  What's even scarier is that only a quarter of...

Appliances

You may know that an unattended stove or a lint-filled dryer create major appliance fire hazards. But did you know that millions of appliances have been recalled over the past five years because of product defects that could cause a fire? Your appliances can actually catch fire through no...