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Residential Foundation Insulation

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Introduction Homes being constructed today are more energy efficient than those built even just a few years ago, primarily due to significant improvements in building products and techniques as well as development of high-performance heating and cooling systems and other appliances. However, the benefits of foundation insulation are often overlooked. Heat loss from an uninsulated, […]

Remedies to Indoor Air Quality Problems

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Living Areas Paneling, pressed-wood furniture and cabinetry. These products may release formaldehyde gas. Remedy: Ask about formaldehyde content before buying furniture or cabinets. Some types of pressed-wood products, such as those with phenol resin, emit less formaldehyde. Also, products coated with polyurethane or laminates may reduce formaldehyde emissions. After installation, open windows. Maintain moderate temperature […]

Roofing

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Maintaining Your Roof Homeowner maintenance includes cleaning the leaves and debris from the roofs valleys and gutters. Debris in the valleys can cause water to wick under the shingles and cause damage to the interior of the roof. Clogged rain gutters can cause water to flow back under the shingles on the eaves and cause […]

Pool Safety

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Safety Guidelines for Home Pools Sources: CPSC.gov PoolSafety.gov Staying Safe in Residential Pools Adding as many water safety steps as possible is the best way to assure a safe and fun experience in a residential swimming pool or spa. Parents and families can build on their current safety practices by adopting water safety steps at […]

Mould and VoC’s

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VoC stands for Volatile Organic Compound. Volatile means that the substance vaporizes easily under normal room temperature conditions. Organic is a naturally occurring substance. Compounds are things comprised of 2 or more actions or functions. Relating this to black mould, it is the musty, or mouldy smell that occurs as the mould grows on an […]

Mould and Moisture

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Mould, Moisture, and Your Home Mould Basics The key to mould control is moisture control. If mould is a problem in your home, you should clean up the mould promptly and fix the water problem. It is important to dry water-damaged areas and items within 24-48 hours to prevent mould growth. Why is mould growing […]

Masonry Deterioration and Repair

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sources: Wikipedia National Park Service Masonry is the building of structures from individual units laid in and bound together by mortar; the term masonry can also refer to the units themselves. The common materials of masonry construction are brick, stone, marble, granite, travertine, limestone, cast stone, concrete block, glass block, stucco, and tile. Masonry is […]

Hot Water Heaters

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Hot Water and How to Heat It There are several water-heating options available to you. While you are taking steps to save on home heating, don’t forget to see what you can do to lower your water heating costs. Check with your fuel supplier for more information, and consider alternatives to your current method. Storage-type […]

Home Insurance Tips

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Why You Need Homeowner’s Insurance The largest single investment most consumers make is in their home. The consumer can protect their home, possessions, and liability with a homeowners’s insurance policy. The Homeowner’s insurance policy is a package policy that combines more than one type of insurance coverage in a single policy. There are four types […]

Homebuyers: What Really Matters?

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Whether it’s your first home or one of many, the process of buying a home can be stressful, and a little scary. Getting a professional home inspection for your new home can give you peace of mind, but also can have be stressful as well, as you review your home inspection report and realize that […]

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