Pool Safety in the Home

Pool Safety in the Home

Each year, hundreds of young children die and thousands come close to death due to submersion in residential swimming pools. Clearly, we need to do all we can to enhance swimming pool safety.  The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has estimated that each year,...
Home Safety for the Elderly

Home Safety for the Elderly

“Aging in place” is the phenomenon describing senior citizens’ ability to live independently in their homes for as long as possible. Those who age in place will not have to move from their present residence in order to secure necessary support...
House Numbers for Safety

House Numbers for Safety

House numbers serve a critical function for emergency personnel, so homeowners should make sure that they’re clearly displayed.  House numbers should be clear enough so that police, the fire department, paramedics, etc., can quickly locate properties in an emergency....
Wood-Destroying Organisms and Other Pests

Wood-Destroying Organisms and Other Pests

Wood-destroying organisms and other pests can cause serious problems in the wooden structural components of a house, and an infestation may go unnoticed until the damage is already extensive. Control measures include preventing insect entry by sealing holes and...
Improving Indoor Air Quality

Improving Indoor Air Quality

Indoor air quality is generally worse than most people believe, but there are things you can do about it.  Here are some tips for improving indoor air quality in your home. Some Quick Facts: Indoor air quality can be worse than that of outdoor air. Problems can arise...