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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,...

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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 services in response to...

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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....

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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...

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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...

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Clothes Dryer Vent Safety Tips

Proper maintenance of your clothes dryer vent can improve the safety, efficiency, and reliability of your appliance.  Here are some important clothes dryer vent safety tips. House fires caused by dryers are far more common than are generally believed.  According to...

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Radon Testing Information

Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas which comes from uranium-containing rocks in the ground.  As uranium decays, radon is produced in proportion to the amount of uranium containing rocks in the area.  This odorless, colorless, and tasteless gas can...

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Insulation and Ventilation of the Attic

Heating and cooling costs can be slashed by up to 30% per year by properly sealing and insulating the home. Proper insulation of the attic should be a top priority for preventing heat loss because as heat rises, a critical amount of heat loss from the living areas of...

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Roof Covering Maintenance

Although homeowners aren’t necessarily expected to climb on their roofs every season as part of regular home maintenance, there are some conditions that should be monitored to prevent roof damage and to help you get the longest life out of your roof-covering...

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