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Where to Store Household Chemicals (Tips to Keep Kids and Pets Safe)

Did you know that you probably have some pretty toxic chemicals in your own home? These chemicals can be hazardous if they fall into the wrong hands. In fact, every year children are hospitalized because they have been able to access and imbibe dangerous chemicals. What Kind of Chemicals Do You Have in Your Home? The truth is that most …

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Is it Safe to Buy or Live in a House with Radon?

Worried about radon levels in your home? Rightly so because it is the second leading cause of lung cancer to smoking and there’s no way to avoid it. It’s a natural by-product of uranium found in all types of soils. The highest concentration is found in basements and crawlspaces closest to the soil beneath your house. It’s also high in …

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9 Pet Fire Safety Tips for Home (And a 5-Step Emergency Plan)

Did you know that an average half a million pets are affected by house fires each year? Of those, at least 40,000 die from smoke inhalation, and up to a thousand of those fires are started by cute and loving pet fur-iends? That’s no exaggeration… Here’s how easy a dog can accidentally start a house fire: That’s just one scenario. …

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The Why, Where and How to Safely Store Flammable Liquids at Home

You could be scarily surprised by the sheer number of flammable liquids you have stored around your home. Some are obvious that you need to take extra safety precautions, others, not so much. Watch this video showing the reaction of common household items when exposed to a naked flame… Younger viewers – these are done in a controlled lab. Not …

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Where (And How) to Safely Store Paint in the House

All homeowners have the same decorating problem – paint storage. Once you’re finished painting, there’s always some leftover paint. If you’re wise, you’ll store it because you’re going to need it for touch-ups. Especially, if it’s a water-based/latex paint as those aren’t as durable as your solvent-based paints. The Types of Paints for Interior Decor There’s a magnitude of paint …

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Backyard Pool Safety Tips (To Keep Children and Pets Safe)

I wasn’t looking for a pool when I was house hunting. The amount of houses on the market in my price range was limited, but surprisingly, two or three of the houses available had inground pools. I ended up closing on one of those houses with a pool. It’s a big pool! 22 x 45 feet and approximately 40,000 gallons. …

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How to Keep Unwanted Animals Out of Your Yard

Wildlife can be great to watch. It’s why we put bird feeders in our gardens. Others though, they’re just well, destructive rascals. Moles, armadillos, groundhogs, cute little bunny rabbits with razor sharp claws to burrow under your flower beds, then spring back up and nibble your freshly sprouted carrots. That, we don’t want. What we need to do is animal …