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Bathroom Lighting

Keeping seniors safe at home has become a top priority for millions of Americans and their elderly loved ones.  According to a recent survey by the American Association of Retired People (AARP), most seniors want to remain in their own homes as long as possible as they grow older.  But this...

Greasy Garage Rags Are Dangerous

Almost everyone who works in their garage has a pile of greasy, grimy, oily old rags in the corner.  But bad news: it’s a major fire hazard.  Piles of oily rags can spontaneously combust, turning your home into a fireball.

The good news is, there are easy ways to safely dispose of greasy...

Home Security

Filing a homeowners insurance claim is never a pleasant process. While you may hope you’ll never need to call upon the coverage of your homeowners insurance policy, in the event that you do it is important to properly file your claim. Attention to detail can be a challenge when you’re dealing...

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...

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...

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...