Take Care of These Home Maintenance Items Before Fall

To get your home ready for fall, you may need to do more than just put up Halloween decorations and light a few pumpkin spice candles. It’s also a good idea to maintain certain areas of your home in preparation for cooler temperatures and eventual snowfall. Cross these items off your to-do list before the… Read more »

Dry Rot: Causes and Prevention Tips

Dry rot is a type of wood decay that’s caused by cellulose-eating fungi. If left unchecked, dry rot can leave wood very weak and brittle, and ultimately compromise a home’s structural integrity. Despite its name, dry rot typically affects wood that has been exposed to moisture in the past. Today we’ll look at a few… Read more »

How to Reduce Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) in Your Home

If you have household chemical products like disinfectants, air fresheners, paint strippers and more stored inside your home, you and your family may be exposed to dangerous airborne toxins without even realizing it. That’s because these products can emit gasses called volatile organic compounds (VOCs) which have been linked to everything from chronic headaches to… Read more »

Are Your Old Windows Starting to Fog? Here’s Why

Have you noticed that the some of the windows in your home are fogging up for no discernible reason? You may have tried to wipe down the interior and exterior of the windows, only to find that your efforts have little or no effect. This persistent fog can make it difficult to see out of… Read more »

Persistent Allergy Symptoms Can be Signs of Household Mold

During the spring, it’s not uncommon for people to exhibit seasonal allergy symptoms caused by pollen exposure from blooming flowers. If you find these allergy symptoms persist all year round, however, they could be caused by the presence of mold in your home. This is especially likely if you find that your allergy symptoms get… Read more »