October 29, 2012

Dust and Contaminants in the Home

                Dust can be more than just a sign that you haven't been keeping up on your cleaning chores lately. Contaminants, both from the air in your home and things you've tracked in from the outside, can settle into your dust and create a dangerous health situation for you and your family. Read on for more information about just why it is so important to get that dust out of your home on a regular basis.

October 22, 2012

Need a repair? What to do!

If you have a home, chances are there is always something that could be fixed. And if you own that home, you or someone you hire are going to be the one to fix it. If you rent, then you are probably lucky enough to be able to call maintenance. For those of you who are do-it-yourselfers, you need to make sure you do things the right way to avoid problems down the road.


Our congratulations go out to the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo for winning the HUD Secretary’s  Award for Community Foundations! The award was given to the CFGB in recognition of the Green and Healthy Homes Initiative – Buffalo, “an exemplary public-private partnership that has transformed relationships between the sectors, led to measurable benefits for the community and its residents, and served as a worthy model for others to follow.” HUD’s press release can be found here and this is a link to their profile of CFGB. Congratulations again! It is a pleasure to work with you to further our mutual mission goals.

October 10, 2012

Fire Safety Week October 7-13

                This week is National Fire Safety Week, so it seems as good a time as any to talk about how to take the proper precautions to protect your family in case of a fire.

October 9, 2012

Fall Lawn Care

                With the major droughts across the country this summer, fall lawn care is more important this year than ever before. Read on for what to do to your lawn over the next month to make sure you give it the best shot to be lush and green next year.

October 1, 2012

Are You Prepared: What to Plan For in an Emergency

                On the day before a Friday the 13th, in 2006, a nasty storm started that was so bad it has its own Wikipedia page, and became known as the October storm. A boil water advisory, water shut off, 400,000 people without electricity, nine inches of snow, three people died, and countless trees were lost. Many people were left without knowing what to do, not being prepared, and taking unnecessary risks to get provisions. Though no one can predict these kinds of surprise storms, natural disasters or manmade disasters, it is important to be prepared and have an emergency kit in your home.