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  1. Tips to reduce the risk of house fires

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    October is Fire Prevention Month. To reduce the number of calls for electrical fires, here are tips from Leviton, manufacturer of electrical devices and lighting controls (dimmers, switches):

    Extension cords are intended only for temporary use. Each year 3,330 residential fires originate near extension cords, the Electrical Safety Foundation International says, often because homeowners are using them incorrectly.

    The average light fixture ...
  2. Lead paint is still a threat, but it shouldn't be

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    If you or someone you know is planning work on a pre-1978 home, please make time to take precautions against the possibility of lead poisoning.

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that about 500,000 U.S children ages 1 to 5 have elevated lead levels in their blood. Lead paint, estimated to exist in 40 percent of the U.S. housing stock, is considered the most hazardous source of lead for U.S. children, along with lead-contaminated ...
  3. Multiple-glazed windows help fight condensation

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    Condensation appears as a light coating of water, frost or ice. Unless the condensation is between the window panes, humidity inside the home is the cause.

    Humid air holds water vapor until it contacts a surface whose temperature is less than or equal to the dew point. When this happens, the water vapor turns to liquid.

    Because the interior surface of your windows is typically the coldest part of your home, condensation forms there first. ...
  4. Options for improving disability access

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    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 1 in 5 Americans has some kind of disability.

    The cost to add an outdoor ramp and railing will depend on a variety of factors, but it can start at around $500. If space is too limited for a concrete or wooden ramp, another option would be a vertical platform that lifts and lowers. These cost from $6,000 to $10,000.

    Service providers who can help you with this kind of work include handymen, carpenters ...
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