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Plugging Home Drains to Prevent Sewage Backup - AE1476

For homes in areas of the country prone to flooding or heavy rain, taking a few steps to prepare for water levels that could result in sewage backing up into a home makes sense.

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Preparing RVs for Winter Living - AE1510

Spending the winter in an RV is not something to dread, especially if the owner takes the steps in this publication to make it more comfortable.

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Infrared Thermometer Home Energy Assessment Questionnaire - AE1373-A

A detailed procedure for determining insulation levels and R-values is described in NDSU Extension Service publication AE1373, "Determining Insulation and Air Infiltration Levels Using an Infrared Thermometer." Use this questionnaire along with an infrared thermometer to identify areas that might need attention.

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Dry Out Before Rebuilding - DE1583

Wood submerged in water will absorb a large amount of water. Rebuilding too quickly after a flood can cause continuing problems such as mold growth, insect infestations and deterioration of the wood and wall coverings.

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Preparing Flood-damaged Homes for Winter - AE1594

If you do not plan to rebuild your flood-damaged home until next year, follow the advice in this publication as you prepare for winter.

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Flood Recovery: Dealing with Continuing Basement Seepage - DE1570

A water table above the basement floor causes water to continually seek ways to enter the basement. This publication touches on what happens when that occurs and what can be done to prevent it from happening.

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Preparing a Home That Will Be Flooded - DE1569

This is a step by step guide to prepare a home for a flood.

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Top Ten Home Energy Checklist - AE1442

Financially, every appliance that is not running efficiently or window that has air leaks is costing you money. The level of savings that can be realized depends on each individual situation, but savings can be significant.

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Ground-source Heat Pumps - AE1483

A heat pump can be an efficient alternative to a standard home heating system. Moreover, during the cooling season, its function can be reversed, and it becomes an air conditioner. Heating and cooling buildings using ground-source heat pump systems (also known as geothermal heat pumps) are becoming more and more popular.

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Remove Mold For a Healthy Home - AE1202

Exposure to mold can cause cold-like symptoms, respiratory problems, nasal and sinus congestion, watery eyes, sore throat, coughing and skin irritations, and can easily be breathed deeply into the lungs, it is not safe to live in houses wit high mold. This publication tells the health effects, where to look for mold, mold removal and preventing mold growth.

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No-cost, Low-cost Home Energy-saving Tips - AE1359

Energy prices are on the rise. Heating your house and running your appliances likely are costing more than ever. If you are looking for a few ways to save money at home, but are not ready for major renovations, this checklist may help. It covers easy-to-do, low-cost or no-cost money-saving measures to make your home more energy efficient today.

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Air-to-Air Heat Exchangers For Healthier Energy-efficient Homes - AE1393

To reduce heating and cooling cost, builders have used better construction techniques and materials to greatly reduce air leaks into and out of a home. This publication describes reasons to use air-to-air-heat exchangers, technology of exchangers, the cost advantages of installing them and some tips on choosing a heat exchanger that is right for your home.

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Stacking Sandbags - DE1523

This circular shows the proper stacking for a sandbag dike.

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Molds in Your Home - AE1179

Exposure to mold is common both inside and outside the home, but some people are more sensitive to mold than others, especially those with allergies and asthma. Mold exposure may cause cold-like symptoms, watery eyes, sore throat, wheezing and trigger asthma attacks.

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Water Softening (Ion Exchange) (WQ1031 (Revised)

This publication explains how softeners work, what to ask when purchasing a softener and the health and aesthetic benefits and or detriments.

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Chain Saw Safety: No Tricks (AE1025 Revised)

Become familiar with the recommended safe operational procedures before attempting to work with a chain saw. A safe way to prepare is to read the operator’s manual and obtain training from someone who is experienced with chain saws.

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Anhydrous Ammonia: Managing The Risks (AE-1149 (Revised))

Anhydrous ammonia has the potential to be one of the most dangerous chemicals used in agriculture today. It is used and stored under high pressures, which requires specially designed and well-maintained equipment. Those who work with anhydrous ammonia must be trained to follow exact procedures in handling it.

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Is Food in my Kitchen a Safety Hazard

Is Food In My Kitchen a Safety Hazard? - FN492

Follow these food handling guidelines to prevent foodborne illness.

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The Scoop on Snow Shoveling Safety

The Scoop on Snow Shoveling Safety - FN1518

The weather can make shoveling more difficult. Cold air makes working and breathing hard, which adds some extra strain on the body. Shovelers also are at risk for hypothermia, a decrease in body temperature, if they are not dressed correctly for the weather conditions.

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Heating Solid Food Safely

Safe Food for Babies and Children: Heating Solid Food Safely - FN715

Whether warming bottles or solid foods, it is ALWAYS important to use safe heating practices to keep your baby happy and healthy. Although you may be an expert at feeding your little one, remember that babysitters and family members may not know how to heat bottles and food correctly. Leaving complete instructions in a handy location, such as on the refrigerator door, may help you and the caregiver feel comfortable and relaxed come feeding time.

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