May
1
Wed
Asthma Awareness Month
May 1 – May 31 all-day
May
23
Thu
Today’s Tip: Check your exterior for any cracks and crevices. Take action to seal any openings.
May 23 all-day

As the weather gets warmer, you may find an increase of pests in your home. It is important to prevent these pests from entering your home in the first place. Check around you home for any openings where ants, rodents, or other pests may be entering from. If you find an opening, make sure to properly seal the entrance.

Jun
2
Sun
Fun Fact: Did you know that switching your ceiling fan to spin counter clockwise will give you cooler air?
Jun 2 all-day

Make sure you switch your fan to spin counter clockwise for cooler air this summer! Above the fan blades, near the light fixture, there is often a small button to switch up or down to change the direction the fan spins.

Jun
20
Thu
Today’s Tip: Rotate your mattress, also check for bed bugs!
Jun 20 all-day

Most mattresses can and should be rotated every few months. It is important to rotate your matters to prolong it’s life! While you are rotating your mattress, check for bed bugs and dust mites. It is important to take action in the event that your home has bed bugs.

Jul
4
Thu
Independence Day
Jul 4 all-day
Jul
12
Fri
Today’s Tip: Recycle/dispose of paint cans, cell phones, chemicals, batteries etc.
Jul 12 all-day

It is important that you properly dispose items like extra paint, chemicals, large batteries, electronics, cell phones etc. Check with your local recycle company to see what can be recycled and where you can drop off larger items.

Jul
27
Sat
Today’s Tip: Clean out your garage!
Jul 27 all-day

If you own a home with a garage, it is important to maintain the space. Most garages are used to store vehicles and serve as a storage for tools and other items.  It is important to organize and keep the space hazard free. Extension chords should be wrapped up and off the ground, sharp tools should be placed away from children, chemicals should be stored off the ground away from children and pets. Donate or discard unwanted items to your local hardware store.

Aug
1
Thu
Today’s Tip: Clean and dust ceiling fans
Aug 1 all-day

It is important to keep your ceiling fans dust free so when you turn them on, dust does not spread across the room. Carefully use a ladder and damp cloth to wipe each of the blades. Wear a mask to reduce the rate you inhale any dust.

Aug
7
Wed
Today’s Tip: Have your carpets cleaned
Aug 7 all-day

It is important to have your carpets cleaned  at least once a year.  Stains or spills can be unattractive, while dust mites can cause allergies.  Food remnants can be found in your carpets, which can attract unwanted pests.

Aug
18
Sun
Today’s Tip: Wash your vent covers
Aug 18 all-day

Make sure to wipe down or wash your vent covers. Dust and dirt can be trapped in the vents and these can be asthma triggers.