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Halloween Safety Tips from NFPA

Halloween Safety Tips from NFPA

As parents we all are aware of the risks involved in Halloween, poorly lit residential streets, excited children with focus on candy not cars, and the necessity of checking the goodies collected.

We can dress the kids in reflective or light colored costumes and insist they carry glow sticks or flashlights.

We can follow along to watch for hazards.

Submitted by SterlingBrown on Thu, 10/27/2016 - 13:41

Humidifiers

Humidifiers

Submitted by SterlingBrown on Sun, 09/11/2016 - 15:25

Garage door defects found during home inspections

During home inspections, one of the most common defects we find in homes with automatic garage door openers is a maladjusted pressure sensor. The whole purpose of these is to reverse the doors motion to the open position if it strikes an obstruction. In our area, where snows are a common winter occurrence, often we find these purposely maladjusted to allow closure when hitting snow or ice.

Submitted by SterlingBrown on Sat, 04/06/2013 - 21:31

The worst return on investment with home remodeling projects

The worst return on investment with home remodeling projects

Submitted by SterlingBrown on Sun, 03/03/2013 - 14:50

Sometimes Business Stinks!

Sometimes Business Stinks!

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Submitted by SterlingBrown on Sat, 02/16/2013 - 11:36

Selecting a new furnace/heating plant

Ready to spend some big bucks on a new furnace? Well let's try to minimize the pain and maximize the gain. A heating plant is almost never a DIY exercise for several reasons, but first let's look at some of the things you do need to consider.

Submitted by SterlingBrown on Sat, 02/02/2013 - 11:57

Don't be swept off of your feet!

A home inspection of any home with a wood burning fixture, be it furnace, stove or fireplace should include a recommendation to have the chimney and flue inspected, and serviced or repaired if warranted, by a certified chimney sweep.

Submitted by SterlingBrown on Sun, 01/27/2013 - 16:59

Maybe it's just the flu, but...

Maybe it’s just the flu, but…

This is the time of year when we almost expect to get a cold or flu and so the sniffles, headaches, nausea, and aches and pains are often disregarded.

Submitted by SterlingBrown on Mon, 01/21/2013 - 21:50

Time lost and never regained

Time lost and never regained

This past weekend I had an opportunity to go to the Fargo Dome where the arena was filled with bouncy slides and dozens of other inflatable fun toys for young kids.  Watching our five, “Going on six!”, year old granddaughter expend a seemingly endless amounts of energy dashing from one toy to the next and the obvious joy on her face always makes me smile.

Submitted by SterlingBrown on Tue, 02/21/2012 - 09:52
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