Wood fireplace: Keeping yours safe

Wood fireplace: Keeping yours safe

http://www.homemedicusa.com/podcasts/FireplaceWood.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS Got a wood fireplace? Wood is awesome because it not only warms you when you’re burning it – it warms you when you’re chopping the stuff as well. But as they say in the info-mercials: “Wait – there’s more”. Burning wood not only warms your bones, but it also warms the critters living in the wood. Set a log on fire and you may just see what has been living in there – unless it has already escaped into your living room. Spiders,  ants, termites – the list of guests brought into your home from wood piles could be endless. Then there are other burning issues. Wood fireplaces – ya gotta love them. Learn how to keep your money in your wallet and your family out of the hospital with this vital podcast episode from the Home...
Electrical plugs: Convenient current or collision course?

Electrical plugs: Convenient current or collision course?

http://www.homemedicusa.com/podcasts/ElectricPlugs.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS Electrical plugs. If you don’t have them, you’re probably living in a cave somewhere in Kazbekistan. You gotta have them, but if they’re not right, your family is at risk. Sometimes home owners make the very mistaken assumption that if it works, it’s safe. That assumption may hold true – at least until some member of your family gets electrocuted. There are any number of ways that the wiring and plugs in our home may be improper and unsafe. Short of hiring an inspector to come look at it, you can learn much by listening to this podcast. Learn what to look for, when to say “uh-oh”, and what to do about it. Keep your money in your wallet and your family out of the hospital with this podcast episode from the Home...
Fireplaces: keeping your gas fireplace safe

Fireplaces: keeping your gas fireplace safe

http://www.homemedicusa.com/podcasts/FireplaceGas.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS Got a gas fireplace? Many of us do. They provide better safety than the old wood burners, more convenience, and you don’t have to chop wood or bring in spiders. But for all their advantages, gas burners can still have their issues. Unprotected or inadequately protected gas fireplaces can be a great start spot for children to burn your home down. And if it’s not that, then flue issues can result in poisoning of the air. Learn how to keep your money in your wallet and your family out of the hospital by taking some very simple steps. These are outlined in this...
Furnace safety and carbon monoxide

Furnace safety and carbon monoxide

http://www.homemedicusa.com/podcasts/FurnaceFluandCarbonMonoxide.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS Got a furnace? You could also have carbon monoxide issues. If the furnace isn’t right your family will be at risk. Learn what to watch out for and what to do. Learn about furnace safety – before you wish you had known. Like other publications by The Home Medic, this podcast will help you keep your money in your wallet and your family out of the hospital – or the...
Garage: car karma

Garage: car karma

http://www.homemedicusa.com/podcasts/GarageCarKarma.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS The garage makes a very handy place to store your car. Or perhaps that may your car, ATV, freezer, moving boxes, the power tools and battery chargers. Oh – and don’t forget uncle Charlie’s bicycle collection. Despite the beauty – or ugliness – that is your garage, there are just a few important facts you should know. These facts will help you avoid dangerous conditions and hospital bills. Keep your money in your wallet and your family out of the hospital with a little help from this podcast about keeping your karma good in the...
Garage: Heads up or be squashed!

Garage: Heads up or be squashed!

http://www.homemedicusa.com/podcasts/GarageDosandDonts.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS Ah the garage – source of solace, home to projects. Some find it the best place to party. Your garage may be home to more action than anywhere except the kitchen. But what happens when things go wrong? Did you know that your garage door can resemble a guillotine? Many of us know someone who was killed or injured by a garage door. Don’t let this happen to your family. Learn how to keep your money in your wallet and your family out of the hospital with a few basic tips on garages and garage...