Wet basement, drainage.  Fix wet basements with proper drainage, gutters and downspouts.


Low VOC paint, low odor, low or zero VOC paints. 

Green Home, Saving Energy

Radon is a colorless, odorless gas that occurs naturally when uranium in the soil breaks down. If inhaled, radon can cause damage to your lung tissues and can lead to lung cancer.

Air Quality

If your house was built before 1978, there is a 75% chance that it contains lead paint.


Save money on cooling costs and keep central air conditioning from working too hard by following these simple guidelines.

Central Air Conditioners

Decks take a lot of punishment from sun and snow alike.  Check yours for rot or cracks at least once a year.

Decks and Patios

Run your dishwasher and washing machine ONLY when you have a full load to save a whopping one THOUSAND gallons of water a month?

Kitchen Remodeling

Drafty ductwork can cause unforseen energy loss. Duct sealing can repair air leaks in ducts.

Forced Air Heat

If you need firewood for a wood burning stove, don't fuel the fire with the wrong fuel. Burning the wrong fire wood in your wood stove could damage the stove.

Fireplaces and Wood Stoves

Even though electric water heaters are the most expensive way to produce hot water, adding a simple water heater timer can help save money and reduce water heating costs.

Water Heaters

Latex caulk can help you save money and energy by sealing drafts from your windows. A $2 dollar investment in latex caulk can save many more dollars in heating costs.


Carbon monoxide is the leading cause of poisoning deaths in America and you can't see, or even smell it. Protect your family with a simple carbon monoxide detector.

Home Safety

Energy Star might want to be the first label you look for this season when you need new windows, doors, or skylights. Energy Star products are more efficient than standard glass, thus saving you money!


Save money on hot water bills by lowering the temperature of your water heater. You'll save water, money, and energy.

Bathroom Faucets

Recessed lighting fixtures can add dollars to your energy bill if they're not properly installed.  Recessed lighting fixtures rated "insulation contact" can prevent energy loss.

Bathroom Lighting

If your home has been damaged by a fire's smoke and soot, don't give up hope.  Depending on the scope of the damage, trained professionals can virtually erase the effects of smoke and soot damage...


If your dishwasher is not doing its job and spitting out dirty dishes, you might be able to solve the problem very easily with this do-it-yourself tip.

Kitchen Appliances

Here's a hot tip to shave bucks off your water heating energy bills.  Water heaters lose plenty of heat through their outside shells.  But for about ...