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Ten Things You Should Know About Mould

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1. Potential health effects and symptoms associated with mould exposures include allergic reactions, asthma, and other respiratory complaints. 2. There is no practical way to eliminate all mould and mould spores in the indoor environment; the way to control indoor mould growth is to control moisture. 3. If mould is a problem in your home […]

Septic Systems

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Septic Systems source: EPA Septic systems treat and disperse relatively small volumes of wastewater from individual or small numbers of homes and commercial buildings. Septic system regulation is usually a state, tribal, and local responsibility. EPA provides information to homeowners and assistance to state and local governments to improve the management of septic systems to […]

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 […]

Reduce Your Energy Bills

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A whole home energy audit can improve your home’s energy efficiency in both summer and winter, and reduce your overall energy bills. The whole-house systems approach looks at the entire house as an energy system with interdependent parts. Like a human body, when one part functions poorly it affects the performance of the entire system. […]

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 […]

Plumbing

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For more information on your home’s plumbing, call a home inspector. Plumbing may be defined as practice, materials, and fixtures used in the installation, maintenance, and alteration of all piping, fixtures, appliances, and appurtenances in connection with sanitary or storm drainage facilities, the venting system, and the public or private water supply systems. Plumbing does […]

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 […]

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