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    "My thanks to Chris and Damon for their nice work on my house. They worked hard, got things done in the time they had predicted, and were polite and professional. Their work was very good- the living room ceiling looks fabulous, as there was quite a bit of water damage before. I am very pleased with the results, exactly what I wanted. Thanks so much."

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  • How To Handle Household Products Safely

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    Do you have a lot of products stored in your garage, under the sink or basement and don't know how to handle them? With spring cleaning in the air, take some time to declutter your home. Here are some tips for handling household products...safely.

    It's tempting to toss old paint, leftover cleaners, or even a busted VCR into the regular trash. But throwing away hazardous household products (HHPs)— defined as those with components that are flammable, explosive, corrosive, or toxic—without proper safeguards endangers human health and pollutes our land, water, and air. In addition to items such as paints and solvents, HHPs also include everyday products like bleach, which is corrosive, and home electronics, many of which contain mercury or lead. Bob Broz, an assistant professor at the University of Missouri's College of Food Systems and Bioengineering, offers these tips for reducing your use of HHPs and getting rid of old ones.

    Buy Only as Much as You Need

    Many HHPs, particularly liquids like solvents and cleansers, have a limited shelf life. So check labels carefully, and be wary of purchasing items in bulk: Will you really use that entire 12-pack of oven cleaner before it expires?

    Read more at This Old House


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