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Controlling Moisture in Your Home’s Crawl Spaces

Crawl space construction in a home offers several benefits over slab or basement. First, it’s less expensive. A crawl space also allows plumbing and HVAC ductwork to be more easily installed during construction as well as serviced later at a…

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Tornado Season Has Begun – Are You Prepared?

In any given year, about 1,000 tornadoes can be expected to strike in the U.S., causing about 75 deaths and 1,500 injuries. In southern states, tornado season typically runs from March 1 through May; in northern states, it’s generally late…

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With Water Damage, What You See Is NOT What You Get

The visual effect of water damage inside your home can be shocking and discouraging enough: large pools of water where it doesn’t belong, saturated carpets, soaked furniture. But its real impact is often the consequence of what you can’t see….

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4 Tips For Spring Storm Preparation

Will damaging spring storms strike this year? Or will fickle weather patterns or blind random chance give you a break this time? The best antidote for uncertainty is being prepared for whatever happens, whenever it may happen. Many types of…

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How to Easily Remove Mold or Mildew from Tile Grout

Moisture evaporates rapidly from the hard, slick tile surfaces in your bathroom. Not so, however, from the grout joining those tiles together. The composition of tile grout, usually grainy and porous, tends to retain moisture and bacteria. This makes it…

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4 Ways to Avoid Dishwasher Overflow and Flooding

Like washing machines, dishwashers are often operated in a “set it and forget it” mode. Frequently, residents start a load of dishes, then go to bed. However, even when people are up and around, little attention is paid to proper functioning…

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Preparing Your Home For an Extended Vacation – Don’t Forget These Tips!

The best reason for preparing your home before a long vacation is so you won’t spend valuable vacation time worrying about what’s happening back home. A vacation should be a relaxing escape from the routine concerns of daily life. Don’t…

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Is an On-Demand Water Heater Safer Than a Traditional Storage Tank Water Heater?

On-demand water heaters—also known as tankless heaters—provide certain advantages over the traditional storage tank models. Because a tankless unit produces hot water only when it’s actually needed, no water is stored between uses. Heat loss from the tank is therefore…

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A Decluttered Home Is More Prepared for Emergencies

Excessive clutter inside a home is not simply a housekeeping issue, it’s also a major disadvantage in certain emergency scenarios. Everyone knows how surplus “stuff” tends to accumulate over a period of time.  Though it’s almost always a routine annoyance,…

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How to Keep Indoor Humidity High Enough in Winter

Cold weather outdoors and low indoor humidity seem to go hand-in-hand. It’s a natural fact of physics that cold air doesn’t retain moisture as efficiently as warm air. Thus, winter months tend to be periods of reduced humidity. Generally speaking,…

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