Home Safety

First Aid for Electrical Accidents

Source: NASD


Disconnect the appliances or turn off the power if the person is undergoing electric shock.
Cover associated electric shock burns with a dry sterile dressing only.
Never touch a person undergoing electric shock or you too could become a victim.


First Aid for Electric Shock Victims

1. Don’t touch them!
2. Unplug the appliance or turn off the power […]

Electrical Fires

Source: NASDM

Electricity can be a potent fire source. Many farmers and others have lost a barn or house from old or defective wiring. Overloaded wiring can be very dangerous. It is safer and more efficient to install new circuits.

Never put water on an electrical fire. Use a CO2 fire extinguisher if the fire is small.
Protect […]

Electrical Safety

source: NASD (CDC.gov)

Electricity is an essential part of our lives. However, it has the potential to cause great harm. Electrical systems will function almost indefinitely if properly installed and not overloaded or physically abused.

Outlets near water should be GFI-type outlets.
Don’t allow trees near power lines to be climbed.
Keep ladders, kites, equipment and anything else away from […]

Ten Things You Should Know About Mold

1. Potential health effects and symptoms associated with mold exposures include allergic reactions, asthma, and other respiratory complaints.

2. There is no practical way to eliminate all mold and mold spores in the indoor environment; the way to control indoor mold growth is to control moisture.

3. If mold is a problem in your home or […]

Mold and VOCs

Mold and VoC’s

VoC stands for Volatile Organic Compound.

Volatile means that the substance vaporizes easily under normal room temperature conditions. Organic is a naturally occurring substance. Compounds are things comprised of 2 or more actions or functions. Relating this to black mold, it is the musty, or moldy smell that occurs as the mold grows […]

Mold and Moisture

Mold Basics


The key to mold control is moisture control.
If mold is a problem in your home, you should clean up the mold promptly and fix the water problem.
It is important to dry water-damaged areas and items within 24-48 hours to prevent mold growth.


Why is mold growing in my home?

Molds are part of the natural environment. Outdoors, […]



For more information on Asbestos and your Home, ask your local home inspector.

What Is Asbestos?

Asbestos is a mineral fiber. It can be positively identified only with a special type of microscope. There are several types of asbestos fibers. In the past, asbestos was added to a variety of products to strengthen them and to […]


source: EPA

Formaldehyde is an important chemical used widely by industry to manufacture building materials and numerous household products. It is also a by-product of combustion and certain other natural processes. Thus, it may be present in substantial concentrations both indoors and outdoors.

Sources of formaldehyde in the home include building materials, smoking, household products, and the […]

Biological Pollutants

Indoor Air Quality: Biological Pollutants in the Home

While outdoor air pollution in densely populated areas are a major health and environmental concern, indoor air pollution often goes unnoticed until health issues arise.

Air pollution can be a problem where you least expect it, in the place you may have thought was safest – your home. […]