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Home Maintenance

More Accidents Happen At Home Than Anywhere Else - How to Avoid Them

Keeping your home safe just takes a little thought and the development of some good maintenance habits.  Routine maintenance tasks are very important to ensure the integrity of your home's safety features.  

With more accidents happening at home than anywhere else, home safety is very important, and something worth your regular attention.

Here are 5 tips to keep your home safe for your family and guests:

Indoor Air Pollution: Do Something About It

According to the EPA, indoor air can be more polluted than the outdoor air, even in the most industrialized cities. In fact, they have found that the air in our homes can have pollutant levels two to five times higher than the outside air, and sometimes even much higher, depending on what furnishings, building materials and cleansers we are using.

Potentially hazardous chemicals, in the form of building materials, furnishings and cleaning products, infiltrate nearly everyone’s home. They’re found in upholstery, manufactured wood products such as plywood and press board, traditional paint, permanent-press fabrics, carpet, vinyl, air fresheners, sealers and adhesives. And they can hang around in the air and carpets for years.

The ill effects of indoor air pollution can range from short-term issues such as irritation of the eyes, nose and throat, to headaches, dizziness and fatigue, and long-term exposure can lead to serious and chronic illnesses, such as respiratory disease, heart disease, or cancer.  It's important to do what you can to improve the quality of the air in your home, even if no family members are having adverse health symptoms. 

Here are some of the main sources of indoor pollution and some things you can do to minimize the effect of them on your family's health.

The Three Things That Can Cause The Most Damage In Your Home

What are the 3 things that can potentially cause the most damage in your home?  Water, Water, and Water!

From the roof, to the doors and windows, to the foundation, water can find its way into your home and cause significant damage if left untreated.  Some maintenance items can be put off without much consequence, but water issues must be addressed as soon as they become apparent.  Water causes rotting wood, leading to insect infestation, and will damage your walls.  Left unchecked, water can and cause significant problems from mold to even foundation damage.