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The Pros and Cons of Using Bleach to Get Rid of Mold in Your Home

Chlorine bleach is often thought of as the “universal disinfectant” around the home. When germicidal properties are needed as part of routine housekeeping, most people reach for that familiar plastic jug. Handled carefully, it’s useful for surface disinfecting of common…

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3 Tips for Ensuring Wood Stove Safety in your Home This Winter

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, about 12% of American homes include a wood-burning stove as either the primary heater or as an adjunct to a conventional gas-fired or electric furnace. Though wood-burning stoves can be safely utilized, they require…

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Your Sump Pump Line Can Freeze, Too – Is It Protected?

Your sump pump is an important precaution against potential flooding in the basement, especially in the fall season. However, it’s incredibly important that you maintain your sump pump. During the winter, your sump pump line can be susceptible to freezing…

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Sewage Or Mold Found in Your Crawl Space?

October was a busy month for Rytech Indianapolis! Lots of Hoosiers dealing with surprise sewage and mold issues in their crawl space. Most of us don’t spend much time there, so issues often go undetected until a home inspection is…

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6 Types of Crucial Documents to Store Safely In Case of Emergency

Among the most important items people want to protect from a disaster like fire, flood, hurricane or other extreme weather are vital personal/family documents. There’s a very good reason – in the wake of a genuine disaster, you’ll probably be…

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4 Tips for Effective Winter Storm Preparation

According to statistics from the Insurance Information Institute, over the most recent 20-year period, damage from winter storms and cold spells amounted to over $28 billion in insured losses. The combination of ice and snow, along with wind and frigid…

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What Is Winterizing Anyway and How Easy Is It for a Homeowner to Do It?

Ever notice that you hear a lot more about winterizing your home than “summerizing”? There are several good reasons why: The effects of frigid winter weather inflict far more stress on a structure than hot temperatures and present greater risk…

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3 Tips to Prevent Leaks Due to Freezing Attic Pipes

Because water always flows downward, freezing attic pipes that rupture are especially damaging to the living spaces below. In many areas of the country where homes are built on a slab foundation, water supply lines are routinely routed through the…

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Are Tankless Water Heaters More Reliable Than Full-Tank Models?

The tankless water heater market share continues to surge in the U.S. Within five years, tankless units are predicted to represent fully 25% of all residential installations. The primary factor driving this shift from traditional water heaters to tankless models…

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How and When to Use a Humidifier Indoors

Because dry air is far more common during winter in most parts of the country, that’s usually the time of year when most people consider adding a humidifier to their home. The most common motivation is relief from physical symptoms—itchy…

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