Radon exposure is the leading cause of lung cancer for nonsmokers. In Florida, radon test data reveals that 1 out of every five homes tested had radon levels at or above the US Environmental Protection Agency’s action level for indoor radon. ... READ MORE
If you are like my family, you have purchased a generator to prevent food losses and to run a fan during a power outage. Whenever combustion occurs (whether from a generator, a fire, a gas-fired water heater or stove) carbon monoxide is produced. ... READ MORE
We have been teaching youth about the ins and outs of buying a car. The adults who who been with us to help always mention how much they wish they had known some things to do before they bought their last car.
One of the things I learned ... READ MORE
As I get older, I hate the thought of leakage…in my home. I know that if I can caulk and seal, it can improve my energy efficiency, thus reducing my utility bills for heating and cooling. I also know sealing up cracks and crevices in my ... READ MORE
Holiday Food & Festivities
With all the food and festivities during the holidays, make sure it isn't an invitation to pesky pests! Pests will eat just about anything, but they might leave you alone if they don't have easy access to food. ... READ MORE
AS we get closer to the holiday season, baking is something I look forward to doing. In my family, some like baked goods with nuts and some them without nuts. According to the California Walnut board, the best way to store walnuts is in your ... READ MORE
As temperatures and humidity levels rise outdoors, you may find an unwelcomed visitor inside your bathroom. This visitor can cause allergic reactions to people who have sensitivities or those who have allergies and asthma. You ... READ MORE
Have you ever gotten a call on your cell phone that looked legitimate, but wasn't?
Yesterday on my personal cell phone, I received a phone call that was from my area code and had the digits that indicate it is a cell phone. Although it is my ... READ MORE
Nuisance Laws are not just for dogs.
At the Housing Education and Research Association annual conference, I learned about nuisance laws in housing. I was not familiar with these, but intrigued by the conversation that ensued. Basically, rental ... READ MORE