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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...

Mold

That musty smell in your house is not from age. Living, breeding microorganisms are the problem. Micro-organisms emit gasses that create that musty smell indoors. They make themselves at home where there is an organic food source, little air movement and light, and wet, humid conditions. 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...

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,...

Avoiding Mold

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:

Cleaning Mold

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,...