Home and Garden Tips

A guide to safely removing fallen leaves

Raking leaves is a chore many people immediately associate with autumn. Even though raking seems like a simple activity, it’s still possible to be injured while removing leaves from the yard. The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) advises that pain from outdoor leaf chores can range from strained back muscles to twisted knees. Blisters on the hands and sunburn […]

How to improve indoor air quality for winter

Upon the arrival of winter, people in regions where winter is marked by cold weather tend to spend significantly more time indoors. Because windows tend to be closed during winter, indoor air quality can suffer, making conditions inside a home less than desirable. According to the American Lung Association, poor air circulation in a home can promote the spread of […]

Things to consider for chimney care

 A warm fire can make even the coldest winter day more enjoyable. Fireplaces may not get much use in spring or summer, but come late fall and throughout the winter, the fireplace can be a great place for families to gather. Before fireplace seas… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password […]

Ways to prevent growth of mold/mildew

 Mold and mildew are not only unsightly, but unhealthy. These fungi grow readily in damp areas and are found in the air breathed both indoors and outside. If left unaddressed, mold and mildew can threaten the health of a home’s inhabitants. Mil… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

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