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Lead

Did you know the following facts about lead?FACT: Lead exposure can harm young children and babies even before they are born.FACT: Even children who seem healthy can have high levels of lead in their bodies.FACT: You can get lead in your body by breathing or swallowing lead dust, or by e...

Water Quality

Drinking WaterThe United States has one of the safest water supplies in the world. However, national statistics don't tell you specifically about the quality and safety of the water coming out of your tap. That's because drinking water quality varies from place to place, depending on the conditio...

FHA Rehabilitation

The Federal Housing Administration (FHA), which is part of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), administers various single family mortgage insurance programs. These programs operate through FHA-approved lending institutions which submit applications to have the property appraised a...

Child Safety

U.S. Consumer Products Safety CommissionChildproofing Your Home - 12 Safety Devices to Protect Your ChildrenAbout 2-1/2 million children are injured or killed by hazards in the home each year. The good news is that many of these incidents can be prevented by using simple child safety devices o...

Home Insurance Tips

Why You Need Homeowner's InsuranceThe largest single investment most consumers make is in their home. The consumer can protect their home, possessions, and liability with a homeowners's insurance policy. The Homeowner's insurance policy is a package policy that combines more than one type of insu...

Asbestos

For more information on Asbestos and your Home, ask your local home inspector.Asbestos in Your HomeWhat Is Asbestos?Asbestos is a mineral fiber. It can be positively identified only with a special type of microscope. There are several types of asbestos fibers. In the past, asbestos was adde...

Septic Systems

source: EPASeptic systems treat and disperse relatively small volumes of wastewater from individual or small numbers of homes and commercial buildings. Septic system regulation is usually a state, tribal, and local responsibility. EPA provides information to homeowners and assistance to state and...

Roofing

Maintaining Your RoofHomeowner maintenance includes cleaning the leaves and debris from the roofs valleys and gutters. Debris in the valleys can cause water to wick under the shingles and cause damage to the interior of the roof. Clogged rain gutters can cause water to flow back under the shingle...

Mold and Moisture

Mold, Moisture, and Your HomeMold Basics The key to mold control is moisture control.If mold is a problem in your home, you should clean up the mold promptly and fix the water problem.It is important to dry water-damaged areas and items within 24-48 hours to prevent mold growth.Why is m...