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Carpenter Ants and Bees

As winter fades, spring sunshine begins to warm up interest in home construction projects. But this can also be a time of home destruction as termite swarms arrive in the Southeast United States. Once temperatures are consistently above freezing, these wood-destroying pests swarm inside homes...

Wet & Forget Delivers Eco-friendly Mold & Moss Removal

Flowers aren’t the only things popping up outside your home in the spring. You may also find moss, mold, mildew and algae growing on siding, your roof, decks, walkways, and even that patio furniture you left out all winter. These growths aren’t just eyesores, they’re actually dangerous and can...

Energy Star

Lead paint is dangerous, especially to children.  If your home was built before 1978 and you still have the original windows, you may have lead paint.  It’s time to seriously consider replacing your windows -- especially if you have young ones or a pregnant woman living in the...

Landscaping

Every year, nor'easters, hurricanes and other major weather events do plenty of damage to the nation's homes. Wind and rain can flood basements, wash out foundations and rip shingles from roofs. If you have had a storm like this pass through your area, it's wise to have a home inspection to...

Bathroom Cleaning

Mold is not just a cleaning issue, it’s a health concern as well.  It’s been called the next asbestos due to its potential effects on human health.  If the research is right, over 50% of our homes have indoor mold. That leaves a lot of families exposed to its effects, which range from itchy...

Electric

Compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) are a smart, energy efficient way to illuminate your home, but due to the small amount of mercury they contain, they require special handling to be disposed of properly.  To keep you and your family safe and green, the EPA recommends you follow these tips...