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June, 2013

Is Your Well Water Safe to Drink?

If you get drinking water from a private well, do you know if your water is safe to drink? 

What health risks could you and your family face? 

Where can you go for help or advice? 

Well  

The EPA regulates public water systems; it does not have the authority to regulate private drinking water wells. Approximately 15% of Americans rely on their own private drinking water supplies, and these supplies are not subject to EPA standards, although some state and local governments do set rules to protect users of these wells. Unlike public drinking water systems serving many people, they do not have experts regularly checking the water's source and its quality before it is sent to the tap.  

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Red Flags?
Hit and Run Home Repairs
 
As the weather warms up in Northeast Ohio, roving scam artists also typically turn up the heat in an effort to burn unsuspecting homeowners.
 

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Check Your Chimney Cap
Surprise - Surprise - Surprise
 
Here's a story to share to remind everyone that owns a home to check their chimney caps.  Probably due to one of our severe storms, my chimney cap got damaged and a raccoon mommy found it and moved in 3 babies.  Take a look at the size of Momma!  Would need a raise to support this brood!  Two of the babies got caught together. The babies are so cute, but not in my chimney!  So amongst my life lessons to date . . . check your chimney cap. 

RacoonRacoon Babies

 

Laura Fulton with Homes Staged Right by L&J - Thank you for sharing.

Home Inspection Nightmares!
Better than marriage counseling? 
 
ToiletThis toilet might save a marriage. He can go and she won't complain he left the seat up. (This was the seller's idea)

 

Courtesy of the ASHI Reporter

Tips & Tricks
Lighten Up
Use compact florescent light bulbs if they stay on at least 15 min. per use.  Placing them in shorter-use spots like closets reducces CFL lifespan and slows the payback in energy savings.

Wide-Tooth Comb
Use one to unsnarl tangled fringe on an area rug. As with your hair, start at the tips and work in, to avoid making a bigger knot.

Cookie Sheet to the Rescue
Store potentially messy containers like large bottles of liquid cleaners, laundry detergent or bleach on cookie sheets to stop unwanted drips and spills.

Stable Screwdriver
Rub some chalk on the head of a flathead to prevent your screwdriver slipping when you're turning a screw. 
Additional Inspection Services offered:
  • Wood Destroying Insects
  • Radon
  • Septic
  • Well
  • Mold
  • Commercial Buildings

 

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