A Summer Family Retreat

How Should You Dispose Of Home Medical Waste?

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Whether you’ve recently suffered an injury or illness that has left you recovering at home, or are performing personal care for a parent or other relative with medical needs, you may find yourself regularly disposing of medical or biohazardous waste – soiled gauze, hypodermic needles, or unused prescription medications. With the stress of being ill (or the sometimes greater stress of caring for someone who is), you may not feel you have the time to educate yourself on waste management practices or do anything more than is needed to simply get through the day.…

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What You Need To Know About Your Home's Insulation

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You probably don’t think about your home’s insulation often, but if your energy bills are high, you may not have enough insulation. The right amount of insulation allows you to use less energy to comfortably cool and heat your home. If you haven’t thought about your home’s insulation before, check out these five important facts.   Insulation Is Measured in R-Value Just about every material used to build your home has an R-value, including wood, drywall, bricks, etc.…

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4 Things You Need To Know About Fireplaces And Household Safety

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If you’ve never lived in a home with a fireplace before, you’re probably really looking forward to spending time in front of a cozy fire with family and friends. You’re probably also aware of several fireplace safety basics, such as never leaving a fire unattended, having the chimney cleaned on a regular basis, and keeping a fireplace screen securely in place if there are small children in the vicinity. However, there are less obvious ways that you can help ensure that you and other household residents enjoy the fireplace without taking unnecessary safety risks.…

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