Rain, Rain Go Away!

Make it rain! Unfortunately, what we are really good at, is making it acid rain. Acid rain started showing up in the 1800's during the industrial era. Acid rain forms when nitric and sulfuric acid react with oxygen and water and other stuff. In the long run, it runs...

The Flavor of Danger!

We can argue all day about what tastes better, charcoal or gas. Hands down, it’s charcoal. But that wonderful flavor may come at a cost. Every year, about twenty people die from carbon monoxide poisoning related to charcoal barbecues. Carbon monoxide is colorless and...

Suction for the Whole House

One of the worst gifts you can buy for your anniversary is a vacuum cleaner. Its just a bad move… unless it’s a central vacuum system. Although not common in the US, they are becoming more popular. These systems are becoming more affordable while average house sizes...

It’s Okay to Hate… Ants.

It’s okay to hate ants. Everyone does. Although annoying, even frustrating, the typical ants we see in our homes are virtually harmless to us. But they can damage a building. It might be hard to tell the difference between ants and termites. There are some key...

Is Moss On A Roof Ever A Cause For Concern?

If you live in an area that sees high levels of moisture, then you might well have moss on your roof. Moss will also grow on parts of a roof that are shaded by trees or that don’t see a lot of sunlight. A question you might have, though, is does this moss cause...

Why should my home be tested for Radon?

When buying a home, it is important to make sure that a radon test has been performed. A certified home inspector usually does this as part of the seller’s home inspection. You might ask yourself, though, what exactly is Radon? How dangerous is it? How common is it?...

Pesky Pests – Skunks

Some may think of rats, snakes, mice, and even birds as pests that can be a nuisance. However, skunks are Infamous for getting into people’s garbage, spraying cats and dogs, and just generally being a pest. But how can you deal with this past? That will be the topic...

Insulation – Hazardous Or Helpful?

Insulation comes in all shapes and sizes. It could be cellulose, perlite, and other types that are made for specific types of homes. But that are some things you must know about insulation before you install it into your home or replace some in your home. With these...

Stubborn Odors In Your New Home…Tobacco

Some odors in a home can be particularly hard to eliminate. One of the worst offenders is tobacco smoke. The reason for this is that smoke particles are extremely small, so they can permeate everything. For example, if you live in an apartment, you might even find...

Safety With Asbestos

Do you and your family live in an older style house? If you do, there is the possibility that you still have asbestos in parts of your house, such as the walls, window trim, etc. How can you protect yourself and your family from it? Also, what can you do to get rid of...

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