Maintaining an optimal humidity level in your home can be a tricky but oh-so-important task. Too much moisture and you start to develop mold, while too little leaves the air feeling overly dry and uncomfortable. Do you need a central humidifier to obtain ideal humidity levels?
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Springtime is perfect for homeowners to get their homes in order and kickstart any new projects. One area of the house that deserves some extra attention during this season is your basement. It can be easy to forget about what lies beneath, but taking care of your basement now will save you from having a […]
Called “the invisible killer,” carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless gas that often goes undetected. This gas is found in fumes any time you burn fuel Everyone is at risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. Symptoms are described as “flu-like” and include: Headache Chest pain Vomiting Dizziness Nausea Confusion Have your heating, water, and other systems […]
A flooded basement is more than just a giant headache; they’re a safety and health hazard. When your basement floods, you have more than just water to contend with—there may be sewer backup and debris like building materials. These can cause injury and illness if not handled properly.
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 […]
A vapor barrier is a thick plastic sheeting system used to prevent moisture from entering a space—namely a crawlspace or basement. Vapor barriers provide many benefits to your home, including:
Mold is common in homes and businesses but that doesn’t mean that you have to put up with it. Mold grows in places with lots of moisture like basements, crawl spaces, and bathrooms. Mold will continue grow if a moisture problem is undiscovered or unaddressed and can emit toxic particles that will travel through the […]
Basements don’t have to be the dark, dank spaces of old. Now, they are a valuable part of our homes for both storage and living. Because they are below ground, our basements are vulnerable to water damage. Flooding or excess moisture in the basement can cause a range of problems that can affect the vitality […]
The quality of the air we breathe contributes a lot to our overall health. Poor air quality can lead to health problems like asthma and allergies. While you can’t always control the quality of your outside air, you can always take steps to improve indoor air quality. Here’s what you need to know about testing […]