Home Helps

Home Safety

The Healthy Homes Partnership is a cooperative effort of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Cooperative Extension Service.  Resources focus on identifying and reducing risks around the home such as lead based paint, indoor air quality and pesticides.

Well Water

The Oregon Well Water Program helps Oregonian’s protect the groundwater that supplies their drinking water. Information on well and septic system maintenance.

Power Outages

Your options for coping with a power failure depend on how cold it is outside, how long you're without power, and if you have equipment that can meet your need without external power sources. This Oregon State University Extension publication will help you make decisions to prepare for short- or long-term power failures. 

Power outages can be an expensive inconvenience when you have food in your freezer. Find out what food to keep and what you should throw away.

Emergency Preparedness

Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN) lists publications relating to natural disasters from each state.


Pest Control

Oregon State University Master Gardeners respond to inquiries about pests in the home and garden.

Polk County

Yamhill County

Stain Removal Guide

Helpful Household Tips: Spot and Stain Removal Guide for Washable Fabrics. Learn how to remove pine resin, candle wax, wine, and a variety of other stains when doing home laundry.


Mold in Homes and Buildings:  Resource list of websites and publications.

Mold Control Home Inspection Checklist

Stamp Out Mold in Your Home

Household Mold (English) (Spanish)

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