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Space Heater Safety Tips

We’ve had good luck with temperatures in the late fall, but now that winter is officially here temperatures are plummeting. That, combined with the cost of home heating fuel, means more people will be trying to save money by using space heaters. While this can work to save money, space heaters can still pose a… Read more »

Lead Abatement

Lead has proven to be a dangerous substance and as such, it is vital, particularly during renovations, that it be removed carefully and completely.  Lead abatement is the process of removing or reducing the level of lead in a home or business. When lead abatement is done in a home, the process is designed to… Read more »

Musty Smells in Your Vents?

You may have noticed that over time, musty smells may begin coming from your vents and filling your home. This can be a sign of mildew and mold in the system. Read on for tips on how to get that musty smell out of your house, for good! Allergies, sinus infections, asthma, and other respiratory… Read more »

National Fire Prevention Month

October is National Fire Prevention Month, (and the week of October 9–15 is National Fire Prevention week) in memory of the Great Chicago Fire which broke out on Oct. 8, 1871. In 1925, United States President Calvin Coolidge proclaimed fire prevention week a national observance. The first National Fire Prevention Week to occur was from October… Read more »

Lightning Safety

Each year in the United States, about 20 people are killed by being struck by lightning. There are about 25 million lightning strikes each year in the United States, hitting about 3,000 people. Lightning victims who survive can experience chronic pain, neurological disabilities, and depression because lightning damages the body’s central nervous system.  Recently outside… Read more »

Avoiding Mulch Fires

One of the most satisfying parts of landscaping can be putting down a new layer of mulch each season. It’s an instant facelift to gardens and beds and it also helps to prevent weeds and allows plants to retain moisture for longer during the hot summer days. However, something that not everyone knows about mulch… Read more »

Leaky Hose Danger

Summer is here and for one reason or another, your hose is likely on just about every day. Unfortunately, it is the nature of hoses to leak and while you may be tempted to ignore small hose leaks, these small leaks can cause big problems down the line.  In addition to inflating your water bill… Read more »

Summer Fire Warnings

As we head into summer it’s important to be aware of fire warnings that the National Weather Service may post. In New York, fire season runs from March 16th through May 14th. However, there are days all the way through until winter, when weather conditions can create a dangerous situation that can threaten not only… Read more »

When Do You Need a New Roof?

When was the last time you checked on your roof? How long has it been since you had a new roof installed? Is it time for a new one?  How long your roof will last varies based on roofing materials used, location, and exposure to the elements. A roof that never sees snow or ice… Read more »

Preventing Mold in the Bathroom

Mold loves to live in warm, moist environments so your bathroom is the perfect place for mold to grow. Excess water from the sink, shower and even toilet can cause the humidity to reach a level where mold becomes an issue. To help keep your bathroom mold-free, follow these tips! Excess moisture is what causes… Read more »