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Indoor Plant Week

by admin on September 21, 2017

This week we celebrate National Indoor Plant Week, established to increase public awareness on the benefits of keeping plants inside the home. In addition to helping clean the air, studies have also shown that plants positively affect both the psychological and physical health of a household. The fall is an ideal time to incorporate plants […]

Post Hurricane Safety

by admin on September 14, 2017

While the national news focuses on Hurricanes Irma and Jose, the Harvey victims in Texas continue their recovery efforts. In most cases, the destruction of a hurricane is only the beginning of the story for those impacted. People who have returned to their homes can face innumerable challenges and dangers – especially if their home […]

Baby Safety Month

by admin on September 7, 2017

September is Baby Safety Month, which is sponsored by the Juvenile Products Manufactures Association (JPMA). While the event was created to “increase consumer awareness of safety issues and the safe selection of baby products,” it has expanded to include general safety procedures and information. Universal Home Experts feels strongly about the wellbeing of its Houston […]

Hurricane Harvey Emergency Information

by admin on August 31, 2017

As Hurricane Harvey continues to cause unprecedented flooding and devastation throughout Houston, we come together as a city and a nation to help our neighbors in their time of need. The first major hurricane of 2017 is also the wettest tropical cyclone on record in the U.S. As of this writing, Harvey has been downgraded […]

Fall Electrical Safety Inspection for Houston Homes

by admin on August 24, 2017

According to the ESFI (Electrical Safety Foundation), there are four reasons that require a residential electrical safety inspection: if a home is 40 years or older, if you are purchasing a home, if you are involved in a major renovation or if you have purchased a large appliance. However, there are many reason for a home […]

Fall HVAC Maintenance

by admin on August 17, 2017

  While a Houston autumn is warmer (and much shorter) than even our northern neighbors in Dallas, we still have to deal with our own temperature and weather challenges as the calendar moves forward. In the next few weeks, as households begin the back to school rush, it’s important to start thinking about fall home […]

End of Summer Electrical Safety

by admin on August 10, 2017

While the weather doesn’t exactly feel like the end of summer, the calendar is slowly making its way toward the official first day of fall (September 22). But for many of our Houston neighbors, fall begins once the school semester starts. While school calendars vary, the official star date for the Houston ISD is August […]

Heat Safety Tips for Pets

by admin on August 3, 2017

Houston summers can take a toll on our pets. Especially outdoor pets with little relief from the heat. But even for animals that are kept inside during the day there are heat-related dangers. If you are a pet owner, you want to make sure that they stay safe and healthy throughout another sweltering summer. Symptoms […]

Mosquito Awareness for Houston Homes

by admin on July 27, 2017

Though Mosquito Awareness Week has passed, the threat of contracting disease remains a tangible danger. The Houston area ranks among the nation’s Top 50 Mosquito Cities, according to the latest data released by Orkin.  Alarmingly, around 1 million people die each year from mosquito-related diseases, making safety an important issue for our neighbors. While Universal […]

Water Quality Month

by admin on July 20, 2017

August is National Water Quality Month and Universal Home Experts wants to help further the discussion. Many people don’t realize how interlinked our water systems are, but according to the Audubon Society, there are serious dangers in the runoff from agriculture, forestry, construction and residential property (also called urban runoff). The many pollutants that are […]

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