Home Safety Articles

The 4-1-1 on Mold in Austin Homes and Businesses

November 22, 2013

After recent floods in the area, mold has gained renewed attention in the news, around the water cooler and in neighborhoods all over the Austin area. Here are basics about mold as it relates to homeowners and facilities managers. What is mold? According to the Air Conditioning Contractors of America, mold is a fungus that…

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Carbon Monoxide Detector FAQs

November 7, 2013

What is Carbon Monoxide? Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless, toxic gas that is created when a gas appliance is not properly burning fuel.  Carbon monoxide can come from any of the following common household appliances: Furnace Water heater Fireplace Blocked chimneys Gas dryers Charcoal grill Car exhaust Space heaters Generators Gas stoves When properly…

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