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How to Wash Pillows

Because a pillow is such an essential part of having a comfortable bed, it’s important to know how to wash pillows to make sure they are always inviting, germ-free, and in good shape. 

 

You may be wondering–is it okay if I put my pillows in the dryer? In this article, we will be providing washing tips for different kinds of pillows, which, if any, can safely be put in your clothes dryer, and  talking about clothes dryer vents.

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Home Design and Repurposing Rooms

A year has passed during which we have had to remain in the safety of our homes, and since then, we’ve had to change how we live, work and find recreation - rethinking home design and repurposing rooms to fit our new normal. 

 

With people having to rearrange their routines based on the limitations of their homes, there’s renewed focus on function and flexibility of space over aesthetics. 

 

People are seeing familiar spaces with fresh eyes and thinking of ways how these can be utilized to serve multiple functions. 

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Home Fire Escape Plan, creating a home fire escape plan, how to escape a fire at home, fire evacuation plan

Have you prepared a home fire escape plan? The last thing most of us expect in the safety of our own homes is a house fire. Despite your best prevention efforts, including having things like smoke alarms, escape ladders, and sprinkler systems in place, a house fire may still occur.

Fires can spread quickly, especially at night while you are sleeping, and because a closed bedroom door can conceal smoke and heat, you may only have seconds to react by the time you notice the fire. 

 

Don’t wait until it’s too late. Plan and practice your escape strategy to ensure you and your family have the best chance to evacuate your house safely in the event of a fire.

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Is Your Home Giving You Sick Building Syndrome, what is sick building syndrome, sick building syndrome symptoms, sick building syndrome causes, tips to prevent sick building syndrome

If you feel sick in your house and suddenly it improves after you leave, only to notice recurring symptoms when you return home, you might ask—is my home giving me sick building syndrome?

We are here to explain sick building syndrome, discuss its symptoms, effects, and causes, and help you with solutions to this problem.

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 anatomy of a dryer fire, how does a dryer fire start, cause of dryer fire, about dryer fires

It’s typical to think of a dryer fire as the result of an electrical problem, but did you know that it’s more likely to catch because of lint buildup? 

 

Dryer fires usually start beneath the dryer when the motor overheats. Overheating is caused by a build-up of lint in the duct that increases the drying time and blocks the flow of air due to a clogged dryer vent.

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winter fabrics and dryer fires, dryer vent fires in winter, dryer vent fire causes, prevent clothes dryer fires

Understanding winter fabrics and their impact on increased dryer fires is a common yet frequently neglected concern.

According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), most dryer fires happen during the cold season because we use extra clothes and blankets to keep us warm during winter.

These fabrics produce excessive amounts of lint.

The US Fire Administration records an estimated 2,900 home clothes dryer fires annually, which lead to deaths, injuries, and property loss. Read more.

allergens in your home, common household allergens, reduce home allergens, what causes indoor allergies

Yep, allergens in your home could be the culprit.  Ever wonder why you’re suddenly experiencing an onslaught of sniffles, teary eyes, or a hacking cough? 

 

Each individual has a unique medical situation handed to them when they come into contact with certain substances. These substances cause their body to stimulate a reaction that is painful in severe cases and mildly discomforting in other cases. Whether it is red skin or itchy eyes, the most likely cause is an allergen.

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organize your laundry room, clean up laundry room, laundry room organization tips

Organizing your laundry room may seem like a simple task, until you start doing it that is. We all tend to underestimate the amount of time home organization takes. That’s why we’ve compiled this handy list of 6 tips to clean and organize your laundry room. You’ll have a magazine-worthy space in no time.

 

Not only does an organized space look nice, but keeping things in order ensures the safety and efficiency of your home. This is especially true in the laundry room where there is a higher chance of fire or water damage if it isn’t properly cared for.

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Moving into a new home is exciting, but it can be stressful, as well, with movers and packing and unpacking  and the last thing on your mind is probably new home safety concerns. With so many details to take care of, it can get overwhelming, and it’s easy to overlook some tasks in the rush.

 

While it’s tempting to just settle in and wing it, your home’s safety is one detail you should never skip. Here’s a list of new home safety concerns that you should prioritize when you move in.

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Dangers of a Clogged Dryer Vent, dryer vent clog dangers, dryer vent maintenance, dirty dryer vent, clogged dryer vent

You do laundry several times in a week. You can say the washer and the dryer are some of the most used appliances at home. However, think about it - how often have you had your dryer vent cleaned? Can you even remember the last time you had it serviced?

 

A dirty dryer vent can pose several problems. Here, we list down possible dangers of a clogged dryer vent and how you can prevent them.

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dryer vent don’ts, dryer vent mistakes, how to care for a dryer vent, dryer vent maintenance, dryer vent problems

The dryer is one the most used appliances in your home. Often, when it’s working well, you just don’t think much about it. 

 

However, neglecting to perform regular maintenance on your dryer and dryer vents can have serious consequences.

 

Read our tips to reduce the chance of dryer vent fires.

 

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covid 19 and home cleaning, surfaces and spots to clean, cleaning and disinfecting, deep cleaningnd-Spring-Cleaning-jpg.jpg

With about 95% of America’s population under some form of lockdown, or decision to self quarantine to stem the spread of Covid-19, many people are spending so much more time inside their homes, and with the warm weather, in their yards

 

So here are 10 key areas to pay special attention to to make your home clean, safe, and enjoyable for you and your entire family.  These tips are good all the time, not just now.

 

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