• Asbestos

    The Harms of Asbestos Exposure:There is no assigned safe level of exposure to asbestos fibers.
  • Who knew there was a WRONG way to Stack Firewood

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  • Swimming Pool Care

    1. Check pool chemistry 2-3 times per week during the summer and once per week in the winter. 2. Clean out skimmer basket(s) weekly, or as needed if conditions exist. 3. Clean hair and lint pot in the pump every couple of weeks or as needed. Turn off pump to do this. 4. Check and monitor water level at least once per month, adjust as needed. Water level should be at the center of the tile or skimmer. 
  • Thinking About Selling Soon?

    With the spring home buying season rapidly approaching, home inspections are a must — for the seller. If you have maintained your home while living there it will be a smoother [buyer’s] inspectionIt’s not a bad idea to do a home inspection before even listing your home. It may sound like a hassle but it could save you a lot of money and stress early on. It will pinpoint danger areas or red flags that could be a potential problem
  • Recall: Venmar Heat Exchanger

    Venmar Heat Exchangers Manufactured May 2002 to June 2008, 207,000 units in Canada http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2015/Venmar-Ventilation-Expands-Recall-of-Air-Exchangers/
  • CO and Smoke/CO Detectors Recall

    Recent recall of Kidde detectors due to not resetting after power outage http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Kidde-Recalls-Smoke-and-Combination-SmokeCO-Alarms/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=Recalls+RSS
  • Playgrounds Age

    A playground structure can be a thing of joy for the children who scale its walls and swing from its monkey bars.  But all too easily, an aging or neglected structure can fall into disrepair, becoming dangerous and unsafe.  Natural wear and tear combined with harsh weather conditions, can cause unplanned movement of the structure and severely affect the safety of surfaces and access routes if not carefully monitored.  
  • More Recalls

    Thermostats, Boilers, Propane fireplaces and LED bulbsA variety of items were recently recalled from Thermostats made under a large number of trade names: A joint recall issued Apr 30, 2014 with Health Canada and White-Rodgers involves four models of White-Rodgers digital thermostats. Approximately 403,000 were sold in Canada and about 740,000 were sold in the United States from January 2006 through to Dec 2013
  • Dehumidifiers Recall due to Risk of Fire

    If you have a dehumidifier then check this list and link to ensure your aren't at riskhttp://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Gree-Reannounces-Dehumidifier-Recall/ This recall involves 20, 25, 30, 40, 45, 50, 65 and 70-pint dehumidifiers with brand names Danby, De’Longhi, Fedders, Fellini, Frigidaire, GE, Gree, Kenmore, Norpole, Premiere, Seabreeze, SoleusAir and SuperClima. 
  • Do You Have a NEST Smoke/CO Detector?

    Recall of Nest Smoke/CO combo alarms due to arm wave silence.