Check Your Dryer for Mold Prevention

In order for mold to grow, it needs moisture and warmth. The first step in mold prevention is to clear your home of the perfect environments. Your dryer is capable of creating an ideal environment for mold, but there is an easy way for you to prevent mold in your basement. First, check your dryer…

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Avoid Venting Bathroom Air Into the Attic

It sounded like a good idea at the time, right?Move the moist bathroom air into the attic and it will simply flow out through the vents. Why go to all the trouble of venting the air all the way outdoors? What you may not have thought about is that when warm moist bathroom air encounters…

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Summer Tips for a Safer Deck

Now that the balmy, lazy days of summer are officially in full swing, it only makes sense that you’re spending a lot more time outside. Among other things, that likely means more family fun, entertaining, and quiet evenings spent unwinding on your deck. The following considerations can help you make sure your beautiful deck is always a…

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Breathe Easy and Learn About Radon

After buying a home with radon, your first step is to gain more of an understanding of what radon is. Mitigation comes next, but first, take a moment to learn the facts. Radon gas is a naturally occurring radioactive gas. Your new home is not a problem. Radon gas can seep into any home directly…

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Check Out The Chimney

One big selling feature of a home can be a gorgeous fireplace that acts as a focal point in the room. From cozy winter nights to large family gatherings, around the fireplace can be a common place to gather. But even if you fall in love with the fireplace, make sure you (or likely your…

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5 Indoor Molds You Should Know About

When it comes to indoor molds, they are easy to clean up with the proper remediation techniques. Before remediation, however, it’s important to know what molds to look for. Alternaria After water damage, alternia is more likely to appear. It is black, brown or gray. Aspergillus This is your most common household mold. It comes…

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Be Smart With Your Space

If you’re looking for new ways to add style without sacrificing space, it may be time to rethink your lighting and accent options. Lamps are lovely, but they can take up valuable room on a side table or night stand. Instead, switch to wall sconces for a soft and relaxing glow that doesn’t eat up…

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Boost Your Home’s Value With Radon Mitigation

If you’re planning on putting your home on the market and want to maximize your property’s value, look into a radon mitigation system if your levels are elevated. Rather than generating concern, a mitigation system is more likely to serve as a measure of reassurance for potential buyers. Make It Appealing  There are several benefits…

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Prevent Water Heater Backdrafting

We all love our water heaters because without them we couldn’t enjoy a hot shower or the ease of clean dishes and clean clothes thanks to modern appliances. Water heaters are responsible for keeping hot water ready for our use. If your water heater uses gas, such as propane or natural gas, it will require…

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Home Inspection Red Flags: What To Look Out For

Scheduling a thorough home inspection is an important part of getting any home ready for the market. However, fully understanding what the resulting report means for that property can take a little finesse if you’re not already in the know. Some potential issues with a property are more obvious or straightforward than others. Here’s a…

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Eco-friendly Home Trends

These days, people are feeling more environmentally conscious than ever. While people are finding little ways to save the environment each day, such as cutting back on the amount of plastic they use and driving energy-efficient cars, there are ways you can tap into these trends to make your home more environmentally friendly. From solar…

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Is You’re A/C in the Attic?

Putting an air conditioner in the attic seems to make perfect sense. There are no ugly window units. There is no bulky central A/C unit in the utility area. There is just cool dry air gently flowing down from ceiling vents. Unfortunately, that’s not all that’s flowing. In the process of conditioning your air, you’re…

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How to Fix a Jammed Garbage Disposal

If you have a clogged or jammed disposal, your first instinct might be to call a plumber. In some cases, you do need to call a professional, but this isn’t always true. Sometimes, the solution requires no plumbing knowledge at all. Here is something you can try: Unplug the garbage disposal Look for a hex-shaped…

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Save Money by Weather stripping

Some of the biggest energy losses for many homes are gaps where heated or air conditioned air escapes. Don’t pay to heat or cool the great outdoors. Grab a helper and a flashlight at a time when you can make your house completely dark. Shine the flashlight along the seals of doors and windows and…

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Put Your Garbage Disposal on a Diet

We feed ourselves, our kids and our pets. But think before you feed your garbage disposal. While eggs, potatoes, celery and peaches are pretty tasty and loaded with nutrition, their skins and shells are also loaded with fiber that will upset your garbage disposal. Get in the habit of peeling fruits and vegetables into a…

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Mold Infestation Risks Faced by Foreclosed Properties

Buying a foreclosed property can be a great real estate investment, but it doesn’t come without risks–mold being one of them. No One’s Home Foreclosed properties can sit vacant for extended periods of time and that can be a breeding ground for mold. If there are any leaks or water damage that is going unnoticed…

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Outdoor Rated is Not Over Rated

A light bulb is a light bulb, right? Wrong. Light bulbs that will be exposed to moisture, rain, or snow need to be designed specifically to withstand those kinds of elements. Outdoor rated bulbs will have fine print either on the bulb itself or on the packaging indicating its ability to survive cold and damp…

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Maintain a Functioning Air Conditioner System

The air conditioner moves air from outside to inside, and it cools the air in the process. The heat pump cools air by pumping heat out of the air. Check for Problems Consider the hazards of the outdoor environment and weather. Check for debris in condensing coils. Check for damage to condensing coil fins. Ensure…

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Why Any Home May Have a Radon Issue

No matter where you live, or what type of house you reside in, you could be at risk for radon exposure. That is why you should test your home for radon as soon as possible. Radon Doesn’t Discriminate Radon is a radioactive gas that is found in most soils. It then moves from the soil…

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Three Ideas for Summer Organization

Now that summer is here and you have warm days and long evenings to look forward to, why not get a jump start on organizing your home? As the year goes on, it can be easy to put this task aside. However, clearing your home of clutter can also help clear your mind. Grill Master…

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