Entries by Ivy Brooks

Hosting Guests this Holiday? Keep These 5 Things in Mind

Baby and Child-Proof If you’re having family over for dinner or overnight during the holiday season, it’s likely that you’ll have some children in your company. The first thing you can do is remove valuables and breakables from common areas. If smaller children under the age of 5 will be over, be sure you fully […]

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How To Keep Your Easter Activities Safe

Food Safety One of the main overlooked hazards of Easter is food safety. Dyes are not typically healthy for ingestion so hands should be washed thoroughly before and after dying, eggs should be refrigerated thoroughly before and after dying, and any egg that’s shell is cracked should not be ingested because the dye might penetrate […]

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EPA Safety Approval Labels

E.P.A. stands for the Environmental Protection Agency. The E.PA. Is responsible for protecting the health of the environment and people in their homes, schools, and workplaces. To achieve this they develop and enforce federal regulations safely and fairly, give grants, carry out environmental and human health research, publish and curate information and educate the public, […]

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What Does Biodegradable Mean?

When something is biodegradable it means it’s capable of decomposing rapidly by the help of microorganisms found in nature, the earth or airborne. Photodegradable items are close relatives and they are capable of decomposing by the help of natural sunlight or even some forms of man-made light. It’s man-made products made of plastic and Styrofoam […]

Top Green Home Cleaning Products

Making an effort to use greener products is best for the environment, your family, and your pets. It’s more likely these options will lead to better business and social practices of all cleaning companies going into the future as well. Make a statement and improve your health by considering these 4 favorite green cleaning products. […]

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Keeping Children Safe From Products Under The Sink

Poisoning is among the top ten most common accidents among children. Every day 2 children die of poisoning and 300 are admitted to the emergency department for related incidents. Items you might not otherwise think as poisonous are popular causes, along with not properly child proofing the home and supervising children as closely as they […]

Why The Shower Gets Cold (or Hot) When You Flush The Toilet

It’s actually not likely that using the toilet while someone is showering would cause the hot shower to become cold, but the contrary, the shower should actually get warmer or too hot. This is because your plumbing system should have a main trunk and water supply with branches coming off it to supply individual rooms. […]

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So Your Toilet Has Overflowed

Unless you can blame your children for putting non-flushable items down the toilet, overflowing can be so embarrassing. Imagine how bad you’d feel if it were to happen to you at someone else’s home! Here is what you need to know to handle this situation with as much dignity as possible. Why Has This Happened? […]

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Good Habits For Happy Drains

Fun fact: Black Friday is the busiest day of the year for plumbers all across America. What do you suppose is the reason they are called? It’s because of an increase in clogged drains and garbage disposals! These suggestions may be silly and seem common sense, but in our busy lives it’s easy to forget, […]