How to Safely Clean Up After Weather Disasters

Hurricane Irene flooded parts of the Passaic River in New Jersey last year. In Vermont, massive clean-up efforts are underway from storm surges and flooding. In 2012, Hurricane Sandy dumped more flood waters on New York, New Jersey and other parts of the U.S. eastern seaboard. Flood water from swollen rivers and overflowing sewers is extremely toxic. Here are safety tips for storm, flood and sewage clean up. How to Safely Clean Up After Hurricane Flooding

Thaw Frozen Water Pipes, Prevent Winter Plumbing Freezes

My husband and I lived for ten years of our marriage in a mobile home. A common winter maintenance problems in trailers is frozen water pipes. Here are tips to prevent plumbing freezes. If pipes do freeze, here are tips to thaw them. My husband has donned Carhart coverall many times, armed with heat lamp and hair dryer to trudge through three foots drifts and thaw frozen pipes. It's a horrendous job. Pipes take forever to thaw. It wastes gobs of resources and it's expensive. Frozen plumbing can pose fire hazards, too. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure! How to Prevent Plumbing and Pipes from Freezing in Winter 

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