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Is Your Crawlspace Contaminated?

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Odds are, you probably don’t spend a whole lot of time in your crawlspace.  But if you find yourself sneezing, coughing or noticing a musty smell coming from an unknown source, it’s time to check out your crawlspace for contamination. How Crawlspaces Become Contaminated There are several ways your crawlspace may become contaminated: Insufficient Insulation Over 1/3 of your indoor air rises up through the crawlspace. If the crawlspace is…...

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Three Types of Common Water Damage

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We all know water is to be avoided at all costs when it comes to home maintenance. Water and moisture can do immense amounts of damage to all types of building materials over time, with wood being particularly susceptible to its damaging effects. As a property owner, you should be aware of three common sources of water intrusion harmful to your property. Water can penetrate your home during storms with…...

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Is Encapsulating Your Crawlspace Under You Home Good?

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If your home has a crawl space in it, you might be wondering about the proper maintenance and care of that area of your home. The answer is different depending on your crawl space, your property, and your home. Understanding how to care for your crawl space begins with understanding why it’s there to begin with. Popularity of the basement crawl space underneath homes begins around the time industrialization also…...

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Fall Decorating and Mold

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Decorating your home with pumpkins and gourds is a great way to welcome in the fall season. While these autumn fruits are a staple in fall decorating, they also present an opportunity to introduce mold into your home. Find out what you can do to prevent a mold problem from ruining your fall decorating displays. How Fall Decorating is a Mold Threat As you bring those fall fruits into your…...

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Why a Cracked Foundation is Dangerous

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Even in the most solidly built home, there may eventually come a day when you notice small cracks in the foundation. Maybe there is water leaking in or unfortunately, a musty, moldy smell permeates into everything stored in the basement. Those seemingly innocent small cracks can lead to bigger and in some cases, dangerous conditions. When Cracks Need Professional Attention Minor hairline cracks in the foundation may not be a…...

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How Neglecting a Crawlspace Impacts Indoor Flooring

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While it’s not the most pleasant place to hang out, the crawlspace under your home may provide answers as to why you have cracked tiles, bouncy, creaky and/or sagging floors inside your home. Here’s how and why a neglected crawlspace causes damage to your flooring. Crawlspace Inspections When checking out your crawlspace, it’s not hard to find problems with moisture, humidity, inadequate venting, vapor barrier or air circulation. However, one…...

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