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Basements

Mold is usually easy to identify, but some other types of growth and staining can masquerade as mold. If you've found growth or markings that resemble mold, take time to confirm that they're not actually one of the following mold look-alikes.

Green staining on the outside of the house: If...

Allergy Relief: 10 Tips to Breathe Easy at Home
This year's allergy season? Nothing to sneeze at. More Americans than ever are finding themselves suffering from seasonal allergies, or are finding that their allergy symptoms get worse each year. Around the world, the intensity...
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...

Radon

Radon gas dangers in the home have become more prevalent, and can affect homeowners before radon is detected. Consider the story of Stanley, a nuclear power company employee from Pennsylvania. One day he arrived at work and the radiation monitors at the plant screamed an alarm. The experts...

Air Cleaners

Everyone wants a safer, healthier home.  With winter on the way, we’re all about to spend a lot more time indoors, so the timing couldn’t be better for making home improvements that help everyone breathe more easily.

Today’s homes are more tightly sealed than ever, and while that can mean...

Caulking

The weather is turning cooler, the kids are back in school and the leaves will soon change colors...a sure sign that fall is here.

Here are five easy fall home improvement projects you can tackle in a weekend or less:

Seal Leaks.  Doors, windows and electrical outlets are common culprits....