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Quick Tip – Dry Your Clothes Faster

We’ve all been there. You go to get your clothes out of the dryer and they’re still wet. Your dryer used to dry the clothes in one cycle, but lately it’s been slacking. There’s good news! You may not have to go out to the store and start...

Anti-Tip Brackets for Freestanding Ranges

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...

The Real Cost of Radon

By Gloria Linnertz, Founder, Citizens for Radioactive Radon Reduction Lung cancer doesn’t play favorites. Lung cancer is the leading cancer killer in both men and women. It can happen despite your sex, age, race, religion, political affiliation, height, weight or skin...

Understanding Ungrounded Electrical Receptacles

Grounding of electrical receptacles (which some laypeople refer to as outlets) is an important safety feature that has been required in new construction since 1962, as it minimizes the risk of electric shock and protects electrical equipment from damage. Modern,...

Window Maintenance and Safety

Window Maintenance Condition: Window frames, sills and sashes should be monitored because the interior condition and hardware of windows change over time. Frame materials can include plastic, aluminum, steel, wood, plastic-clad wood, and metal-clad (steel or aluminum)...

Air-Conditioning Systems – Homeowner Maintenance

A building’s central air-conditioning system must be periodically inspected and maintained in order to function properly. While an annual inspection performed by a trained professional is recommended, homeowners can do a lot of the work themselves by following...