Healthy Home

Do you live in a healthy home? We often think of home as a safe place. But the reality is that houses, like people, can be unhealthy. So if you aren’t sure where yours stands, odds are you’re overdue for a checkup. Read More: 5 Tips for a Healthy Home: Need a Checkup Yet? | realtor.com®Read More →

rainy gutters

  If you put off fixing a wobbly fence post or squeaky door hinge, it’s probably not going to end in a homeowners insurance claim. Other home repairs, if left unchecked, can quickly domino into major disasters. Water is a factor—if not the primary cause—in the majority of high-risk situations. Here’s how to identify priority home repairs and handle them at their source: Read More: 5 Home Repairs to Make Now to Avoid Problems LaterRead More →

brushing teeth

Plus, how to keep your toothbrush, dishwasher, blender, washing machine, and more fungi-free, according to an allergist. Read More: 11 Places Mold May Be Hiding in Your Home – Allergy – Health.comRead More →

gas heater

Switching from electric heat to natural gas is a wise decision for the thrifty property owner. Not only does a gas heater warm the property faster than an electric heater, the price of natural gas is much lower than electric. During the winter months property owners with gas heaters can expect to save hundreds during the colder months. However, there is one disadvantage to a gas heater that many property owners don’t consider. Gas heaters can cause condensation during winter months. The buildup of condensation eventually can cause mold. The hot air from the gas heater holds moisture and as the air becomes colder, moistureRead More →

Allergy Partners provides tips about mold in your home or work place and what would be considered reasonable or excessive amounts that could be dangerous to your health.  Molds are part of the natural environment, and can be found everywhere, indoors and outdoors.  Outdoor molds play a part in nature by breaking down dead organic matter such as fallen leaves and dead trees.  Molds are usually not a problem indoors, unless mold spores land on a wet or damp spot and begin growing.  Indoors, mold growth should be avoided. Read More: Allergy Partners Provides Tips About Mold in Your Home: What’s Reasonable and What WorksRead More →

prevent mold growth

Mold plays an important role in nature. Mold breaks down dead organic matter, including fallen leaves, and speeds up the decomposition process so nutrients can return to the soil as Read More: How to prevent mold growth in your home | Community | timesjournal.comRead More →

preventing mold growth

Maybe you’ve seen it in the bathroom, around the window frame or along the corner of an outside wall. Mold is a hazardous — though not uncommon — reality . . . How can you keep it out of your house? Read More: Ways to keep mold out of your house | Ask A Builder | newsminer.comRead More →

Prevent Mold

It’s that time of the year again — the glory days of summer are behind us, and it’s time to hunker down and get into the new groove. Say goodbye to birds and buzz, and hello to slush, ice and poor driving conditions.But with the season change comes a new challenge: getting your home ready for the winter. You might have already looked at the more immediate tasks: changing your furnace filter, checking your door insulation and glancing at the roof to make sure it’s not going to leak on you for the next fiv Read More: Winter prep: How to avoid rot, mold andRead More →