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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...

Chimney Repair and Cleaning

When temperatures drop, it's time to think about getting your house ready for winter. A good place to start is by reviewing your chimney for any repair or cleaning it may need.

Often neglected, chimneys are a vital part of a home's structure and mechanical functioning. If a chimney is not...

Pellet Stoves
More and more consumers than ever are burning firewood to heat their homes this winter. While the costs of heating oil and gas have gone down, the popularity of stoking a wood fire seems to be at an all time high.
Leslie Wheeler, spokeswoman for the Hearth, Patio and Barbeque Association, said...

Firewood piles are popular nesting sites for rodents, attracting both termites and carpenter ants that can cause serious damage to your house. After the fireplace season has passed, be sure to properly store any remaining firewood off the ground and away from the foundation.

Tips on Fall Home Maintenance Projects
Fall home maintenance projects are all about protecting your home and preserving safety and comfort indoors, which you get your home ready for winter. Grab a few tools and a half an hour now to tackle one of the following chores, and you’ll thank yourself warmly a few months down the line.