Radon in your home could be causing serious damage

Silent killer: Check your home’s radon levels There could be a dangerous killer lurking in your home, and you wouldn’t even know it. According to estimates from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, radon causes as many as 21,000 lung cancer deaths annually, second only to smoking. So what exactly is radon, and why is it such a threat to your home and your health? Caused by the breakdown of uranium in soil, radon is a colorless, odorless gas that can seep into homes and buildings through gaps in the foundation. When radon leaks into a basement, it can pool there
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No more dry skin and ruined wood furnishings with an ideal humidity level

Maintaining proper humidity levels in your home offers a number of benefits including improved energy efficiency and indoor air quality, longer life for your hardwood flooring and furniture, and even added protection against airborne cold and flu viruses. The ideal humidity level usually ranges somewhere between 30% and 50%. It’s easy to find out exactly where yours clocks in by using a basic hygrometer device, available at hardware stores and big-box retailers. Why do you need a humidifier? Like the human body, your living space requires a certain amount of water to thrive and function at its best. If the
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