Pillar To Post Newsletter November 2018

SMARTER LIVING “Calm” for the holidays Feeling anxious about the holidays? Try these tips to bring on the calm: Don’t feel like you have to say “yes” to every invitation, menu demand or gift request. Ask others to pitch in on tasks such as shopping, baking and wrapping. And if someone offers help, accept it!… Read more »

Electric Know-How: GFCI and AFCI

  A GFCI, or ground fault circuit interrupter, is an inexpensive device designed to protect people from electrical shock in the home. They should be installed in any area with potential risk for electrical shock with a direct path to the ground, especially areas with plumbing. GFCI receptacles are commonly installed in bathrooms, along kitchen… Read more »

Why Test for Radon? What You Need to Know

Any home can have a radon problem – old or new homes, well-sealed or drafty homes, homes with or without basements. Health Canada estimates that 1 in 14 homes in Canada has an elevated level of radon. Prolonged exposure to unsafe levels of radon can increase the risk of lung cancer; in fact, radon is… Read more »

Carbon Monoxide: A Deadly Danger

With winter coming on to cool much of North America, it’s worthwhile to address a potential hazard that arises with increased use of fuel-burning appliances such as furnaces and water heaters: carbon monoxide. Carbon monoxide (CO) is an odorless, colorless gas produced by the combustion of fuels such as natural gas, oil, and propane in… Read more »