July 2008 Edition

 CPSC

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from more than 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. All CPSC publications – including exclusive web-only content – are available to consumers to print for free from their home, school or office computers through their website located at: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/pubs/pub_idx.html. The following is a partial list of their publications:
Doc.#
Publication
 
CPSC Fire Brochure
 
Smoke Alarms
016
Extension Cords Fact Sheet
098
Electric Space Heaters
099
GFCIs Fact Sheet
425
Biological Pollutants in Your Home
426
Protect Your Family from Lead in Your Home
450
The Inside Story - A guide to indoor air quality
452
What You Should Know About Combustion Appliances and Indoor Air Pollution
453
Asbestos In The Home
455
Indoor Air Pollution: Introduction for Health Professionals
456
Healthy Indoor Painting Practices
463
What You Should Know About Space Heaters
464
The Invisible Killer
466
Carbon Monoxide Fact Sheet
468
What to Know: Generators and CO (Carbon Monoxide)
513
Home Electrical Safety Audit Room by Room Checklist
516
Repairing Aluminum Wiring
518
Home Wiring Hazards
519
Electrical Safety In and Around Pools, Hot Tubs and Spas
523
Non Reversing Garage Door Openers A Hazard
524
Electrical Receptacle Outlets
556
Your Home Fire Safety Checklist
557
Smoke Detectors Can Save Your Life
558
Recipe for Safer Cooking
559
Smoke Alarm, Why, Where, and Which
560
Sleep Safer: A Fire Resistant Mattress Can Save Your Life
611
Holiday Decoration Safety Tips
705
Older Consumers Safety Checklist
706
Older Consumers Safety Test
3007
Gas-Fired Water Heaters
3010
Lead and Cadmium
5008
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning From Camping Equipment
5010
Carbon Monoxide Detectors Can Save Lives
5012
Deaths From Burning Charcoal in Homes, Vehicles, and Tents
5017
Chimneys
5022
Overheated Clothes Dryers Can Cause Fires
5032
Household Extension Cords Can Cause Fires
5038
Use a Ground-Fault Circuit-Interrupter With Electric Heaters in the Bathroom
5039
Install Ground-Fault Circuit-Interrupter Protection for Pools, Spas and Hot Tubs
5040
Use a Ground-Fault Circuit-Interrupter With Every Power Tool
5045
New Electric Heat Tapes Help Prevent Fires
5047
Metal Chimneys
5052
CPSC and NKHA Stress Kerosene Heater Safety
5054
What You Should Know About Lead Based Paint in Your Home
5055
Hazards of "Do It Yourself" Removal of Lead-Based Paint
5060
Ladders and Electricity Don't Mix
5063
Fire Hazard with Nightlights
5077
Test All Smoke Detectors and Annually Replace Batteries
5080
Asbestos in Consumer Products
5098
Tap Water Scalds
5124
Preventing Window Falls
5133
Preventing Home Fires: Arc Fault Circuit Interrupters (AFCIs)
5134
Arc Fault Circuit Interrupters (AFCIs)

LEED For Homes 

The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating SystemTM is the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings. LEED gives building owners and operators the tools they need to have an immediate and measurable impact on their buildings’ performance. LEED promotes a whole-building approach to sustainability by recognizing performance in five key areas of human and environmental health: sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality.

LEED

LEED for Homes is a voluntary rating system that promotes the design and construction of high performance “green” homes. A green home uses less energy, water and natural resources; creates less waste; and is healthier and more comfortable for the occupants. Benefits of a LEED home includes lower energy and water bills; reduces greenhouse gas emissions; and less exposure to mold, mildew and other indoor toxins. The net cost of owning a LEED home is comparable to that of owning a conventional home.
Locally you can contact: Southface Energy Institute, Laura Uhde, 404-872-3549, ext. 129. To learn more about LEEDS or “green” homes, visit: www.usgbc.org

 If you have a question, change of address, comment, home tip or would like to send Home Tips to your clients, send your letter to Home Tips, Christian Building Inspectors, Inc., 3697 Habersham Lane, Duluth, Georgia 30096. You can E-Mail your questions to us at rodharrison@christianbuildinginspectors.com. We reserve the right to edit questions for length.


 Home Tips Available By Email

Due To The Increase In Distribution Cost, We Will Be Discontinuing The Delivery Of Home Tips To Your Office At The End Of This Year.

To Receive Them By Email, Just Drop Us A Note At: RodHarrison@ChristianBuildingInspectors.com.


 Quote Of The Month

"To the world you may be just one person,

but to just one person you may be the world.”

Unknown


 A Tip Of The Hat To:

Ralph Cosentino

Berry Realty Company

1513 Oak Grove Road

Decatur, Georgia 30033

**** Thank You****