A good home security tip that you may have never thought about.... We just moved into a new home and one of the first things I do is replace the screws in the door strike plates. Most contractors install the plates with the supplied screws which are only a half inch long and come out with one kick by a burglar. I install 4 inch screws in their place that go through the door frame and into the framing of the house. They can kick for a long time before they get tired!
Indoor air quality is one of the top five risks to public health according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). In fact, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization, estimates that occupants of new homes may be exposed to many times the maximum allowable limits of indoor air pollutants such as formaldehyde and benzene.