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Basement Flooding

After natural disasters such as spring snow storms or heavy rains that cause basement or crawl space floods, excess moisture and standing water can quickly contribute to the growth of mold in homes, especially in low-lying areas such as basements.

If you were storing anything of value in the...

Heating and Cooling System Maintenance

With the way we take a home's heating and cooling systems for granted, it's easy to think that because you press a button and air flows, everything is working as it should. In reality, this couldn't be further from the truth. Just like a car that doesn't get the regular tune-ups and other...

Aprilaire's Model 1700 Whole-home Dehumidifier

During the hot, sticky days of summer, you know your home would be unbearable without a central air conditioner. But during fall and winter months, humidity levels can be high enough to make you feel uncomfortable even at moderate temperatures. Mild fall and spring days, morning and evening...

Mold
Has it ever occurred to you that the very home you regard as a sanctuary could also be harboring stealthy toxic mold threats? Sick house syndrome, caused by a build up of toxic mold, is a very real threat. As long as mold and dust exist in the world these irritants can wreak havoc with your...
Dust

Living through a major home remodel can turn anyone's life topsy-turvy, but when you suffer from asthma, it can become a hazard to your health. That's why it's important to hire a contractor who knows how to control indoor air pollutants like dust during a home remodel, according to the...