TOM: No place feels as safe and sound as your home, but hidden dangers could be lurking. Hi, I’m Tom Kraeutler.
LESLIE: And I’m Leslie Segrete with today’s Money Pit Home Improvement Minute.
TOM: Older homes are at risk for lead which affects brain development in children. Lead was banned from paint in 1978 but can linger even if walls have been repainted. Make sure to have your home tested by a pro.
LESLIE: And if you think that calories are the worst thing in your refrigerator, think again. More than 76 million Americans come down with foodborne illnesses each year. Your first line of defense? Keep your fridge clean and make sure raw meats stay sealed in glass containers.
TOM: And while water can get you clean, it can also make you sick. Residential water supplies contain everything from remnants of medicines to radioactive toxins.
LESLIE: Yeah. A whole-house water filter can help. Also, tap versions that filter water for you to use for drinking and cooking can help as well. I’m Leslie Segrete.
TOM: And I’m Tom Kraeutler. For more Money Pit home improvement tips, visit moneypit.com.