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Anti-Tip Brackets for Freestanding Ranges

By | March 30th, 2017|Appliance Safety|

Anti-tip brackets are metal devices designed to prevent freestanding ranges from tipping. They are normally attached to a rear leg of the range or screwed into the wall behind the range, and are included in all installation kits. A unit that is not equipped with these devices may tip over if enough weight is applied to its open [...]

National Poison Prevention Week

By | March 23rd, 2017|IAQ, Indoor Air Quality, Poisoning|

National Poison Prevention Week Written by C. Dwight Barnett  Originally posted at the Record-Courier Keep Your Family and Home Safe  National Poison Prevention Week is March 19-25. According to HRSA.gov (Health Resources and Services Administration), the nation's poison centers answer more than 4 million calls each year. More than 90 percent of these poisonings occur [...]

4 Must Knows About Yourself and This Weather

By | March 9th, 2017|Mild winter|

If you’re like most Midwesterners you can’t help but notice the wide range of temperature changes this winter. From today’s sunny high of 73 degrees to Saturday’s snowy and chilly 19 degree low, we are experiencing a dynamic duo between Old Man Winter and Mother Nature. Winter wants to linger while Springs is forcing its [...]

5 Ways to Identify Bad Gutters

By | March 2nd, 2017|Uncategorized|

Gutters are an extremely important part of your home. They direct water away from your home’s exterior walls, windows, doors, and foundation, preventing water from making its way inside. Although there are several ways to maintain gutters throughout the year, most gutters will need to be repaired or replaced eventually to help protect your home. [...]

Central Humidifiers

By | February 23rd, 2017|Allergies, Health Issues, IAQ, Indoor Air Quality, Mild winter, Winter Allergies|

This week's warm weather caused a significant spike in indoor humidity levels. Prior to this week the humidity reading was around 30-35 using an AcuRite 00613 Indoor Humidity Monitor. Now its around 50%. With this humidity spike I figure others may be experiencing the same thing. This article by Nick Gromicko and Kenton Shepard is great [...]

Mild Winters and How to Deal with the Effects

By | February 16th, 2017|lawn, Mild winter|

  Whether you are enjoying the mild winter or wish we received more snow, the warm weather is here and it looks like it isn’t going anywhere soon. So I started thinking about what happens after a mild winter and how it affects homeowners. Other than some nice weather for weekend projects what are the [...]

Forget to Test for Radon in January?

By | February 2nd, 2017|Health Issues, Indoor Air Quality, Radon|

Health departments across the country urged residents to test their homes for radon gas, the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers throughout January. Remember that you can have your home tested any month of the year. Lungs Health officials estimate that radon is responsible for more than 21,000 lung cancer deaths each [...]

What to do with 2 inches of snow?

By | January 5th, 2017|Snow Removal|

With only 2 inches of snow blanketing the Kansas City metro area, homeowners are facing a dilemma. Should you even bother clearing off your driveway and sidewalk? After all, if you wait until Saturday two days away won’t it all melt? Let’s look into  what some local Kansas and Missouri cities say about clearing off [...]