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Here’s What Homeowners Need To Know About Basement Drainage

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The primary goal of basement drainage systems is to divert water away from the foundation of a home, thereby preventing water accumulation and seepage into the basement. This helps in safeguarding the structural integrity of the foundation, maintaining a dry basement environment, and preventing issues such as mold growth and wood rot. As a homeowner, […]

6 Tips To Remain Energy Efficient This Season

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Now that it’s getting colder and energy costs are expected to rise, it’s time to start thinking about how to keep those bills down. Put Your Ceiling Fans On “Winter Mode” Most fans on the market have what’s known as “winter mode” that allows it to turn clockwise in the winter months. When the fan […]

The stack effect and its impact on the comfort of your home

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The stack effect refers to how the air in your house moves. Warm naturally rises in a home, as it’s less dense than cold air. This warmer air travels from the lower levels up through the living area and exiting through the attic. This stack effect significantly impacts the air quality in your home, as […]

4 Signs It’s Time To Replace Your Crawl Space Vapor Barrier

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The vapor barrier in your home’s crawl space should last for many years. If yours is older, it may be time to get it inspected and if needed, replaced. Here are the most common signs you should keep an eye out for to determine if your crawl space vapor barrier needs attention:

5 Ways To Control Humidity In Your Home Or Business

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Are you noticing condensation build-up on the windows of your home or business? That means you have a problem with excess humidity. Excess humidity in your home or business can cause problems like a musty smell, mold, mildew, and rot that can damage your belongings. Here are five ways to control humidity in your home […]

What’s Causing That Musty Smell In Your Basement?

As homeowners, a lot of us associate a musty smell with the basement. After all, many of us probably remember wrinkling our noses when going down into the basement of our childhood homes to get our summer toys out of storage or do laundry. But did you know that a musty smells in the basement […]

What You Need To Know About Radon In Your Home

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In the process of purchasing or selling a home, the home appraiser will test the house for a gas called radon. Radon is a tasteless and odorless radioactive gas that seeps up from the ground produced naturally by decaying uranium, thorium, or radium. Radon is heavy, which means it will accumulate in the lower levels […]