Monthly Archives: April 2014

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, […]

Lead

Asbestos

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 […]

Formadehyde

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. […]

Air Quality in the Home

Quick Facts…

 

Indoor air quality can be worse than that of outdoor air.
Problems can arise from moisture, insects, pets, appliances, radon, materials used in household products and furnishings, smoke and other sources.
Effects range from minor annoyances to major health risks.
Remedies include ventilation, cleaning, moisture control, inspections, and following manufacturers’ directions when using appliances and products.
Research […]

Child Safety

Source: U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission

Childproofing Your Home – 12 Safety Devices to Protect Your Children

About 2-1/2 million children are injured or killed by hazards in the home each year. The good news is that many of these incidents can be prevented by using simple child safety devices on the market today.

Any safety device you […]

Home Safety Checklist

Source:Home Safety Council

Remember, Home Safety isn’t just for Seniors!
Each year, many adults and children are injured in and around their homes. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) estimates that in 1981, over 622,000 people over age 65 were treated in hospital emergency rooms for injuries associated with products they live with and use everyday. CPSC […]

Home Safety

Home safety is important for people of all ages. Since most accidents occur at home and many of them are preventable, it is important that your home is as safe as possible. Here are some helpful tips from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission on making your home a safer place for everyone.

To ensure […]

Grounding Electricity

Grounding Electricity

The combination of voltage, amperage, resistance to the flow of the current and duration of contact makes working with electricity dangerous. Electricity follows an uninterrupted path. If the body becomes part of the path, electricity will pass through it. Even though dry hands and feet offer more resistance to electrical current than do […]