Healthy Home

Do you live in a healthy home? We often think of home as a safe place. But the reality is that houses, like people, can be unhealthy. So if you aren’t sure where yours stands, odds are you’re overdue for a checkup. Read More: 5 Tips for a Healthy Home: Need a Checkup Yet? | realtor.com®Read More →

rainy gutters

  If you put off fixing a wobbly fence post or squeaky door hinge, it’s probably not going to end in a homeowners insurance claim. Other home repairs, if left unchecked, can quickly domino into major disasters. Water is a factor—if not the primary cause—in the majority of high-risk situations. Here’s how to identify priority home repairs and handle them at their source: Read More: 5 Home Repairs to Make Now to Avoid Problems LaterRead More →

carbon monoxide

“Carbon monoxide poisoning can prevent the body from getting oxygen, and can cause flu-like symptoms such as nausea, headache, dizziness, shortness of breath, sleepiness, and weakness. In large amounts, carbon monoxide can cause loss of consciousness (blacking out), brain damage or death. By knowing more about carbon monoxide poisoning prevention, you can protect yourself and your family,” Read More: Protect Yourself, Family from Carbon Monoxide Poisoning ⋆ Hudson Valley News NetworkRead More →

door locks

With nothing more than a few simple home updates and investments in smart technology, you’ll make your home safer, smarter, and more personalized to your needs. Read More: 5 Easy Updates for a Safer and Smarter Home in 2017 | HomeToysRead More →

brushing teeth

Plus, how to keep your toothbrush, dishwasher, blender, washing machine, and more fungi-free, according to an allergist. Read More: 11 Places Mold May Be Hiding in Your Home – Allergy – Health.comRead More →

plumber

Thousands of people try their hands at do-it-yourself home improvement projects every year. Whether working indoors or outdoors, wearing safety gear and exercising caution is a necessity when undertaking any Read More: Learn how to prevent DIY injuries (508 words, US, UK, CAN) | News | thesnaponline.comRead More →

gas heater

Switching from electric heat to natural gas is a wise decision for the thrifty property owner. Not only does a gas heater warm the property faster than an electric heater, the price of natural gas is much lower than electric. During the winter months property owners with gas heaters can expect to save hundreds during the colder months. However, there is one disadvantage to a gas heater that many property owners don’t consider. Gas heaters can cause condensation during winter months. The buildup of condensation eventually can cause mold. The hot air from the gas heater holds moisture and as the air becomes colder, moistureRead More →

winter driving

As winter weather takes hold in the region, local public safety agencies are reminding residents to play it cool on the roads and at home. Read More: Winter driving and home safety tips offeredRead More →

Allergy Partners provides tips about mold in your home or work place and what would be considered reasonable or excessive amounts that could be dangerous to your health.  Molds are part of the natural environment, and can be found everywhere, indoors and outdoors.  Outdoor molds play a part in nature by breaking down dead organic matter such as fallen leaves and dead trees.  Molds are usually not a problem indoors, unless mold spores land on a wet or damp spot and begin growing.  Indoors, mold growth should be avoided. Read More: Allergy Partners Provides Tips About Mold in Your Home: What’s Reasonable and What WorksRead More →