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Chimneys

Sources of carbon monoxide in the home can be significant, and as a professional home inspector who has completed thousands of heating system examinations, it is astounding the number of times I find a problem with carbon monoxide leakage. Severity ranges, but it is not unusual to find life...

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...

Air Quality

With today's homes being built tighter and tighter, the risk of having a mold problem has increased. The tighter a home is, the more likely the buildup of moisture that invites household mold and mildew. When preventing mold from spreading in your home consider the following:

Drainage

April showers won't just bring May flowers, but leaking wet basements too if homeowners don't maintain good outside drainage conditions. Wet basements are one of life's biggest headaches, yet waterproofing is generally easy to accomplish.

When basements leak, people panic. The trouble,...

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...

Storage and Organization

Mold needs moisture and food to grow, and cardboard storage boxes can become a mold feast in a damp basement. To protect your belongings and your home's air quality from the threat of mold, store items on plastic or metal shelving instead of on basement floors. Address any basement water leaks,...