Water softener basics

More than you need to know about water softeners and water conditioners. A typical water softener is actually pretty simple. water comes into the house through the water meter and…

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Clean your dryer vent

Dryer vent lint build-up has caused the most home fires, after cigarette smoking. According to National Fire Protection Association, 17,000 fire-related deaths are attributed to home cloths dryer fires. Your…

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COVID-19 Vaccination!

As of this writing, 2.06 million people have died worldwide from COVID-19. We are living in the midst of the biggest health crisis this planet has seen. Every effort should…

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Gas Log Fireplace

Gas log fireplaces are also known as gas lighters. The lighter is a burner installed under the log holder in a regular, wood burning fireplace. The setup is pretty simple;…

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Orphaned Vent

Sometimes a furnace has been changed over to a high-efficiency unit that is vented independently. The flue gasses are so cool they can be vented out a sidewall through a…

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Backdrafting Water Heater Vent

Most of the issues I find at a home inspection are both important and easy to fix. Old smoke alarms are a good example, because replacing them is not hard.…

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Controlling Indoor Moisture

The problems associated with air that is too dry are very few, especially compared to air that is too moist. There are more than 100,000 kinds of mold in the…

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Should I cover my AC unit?

Nope. Not to say that I haven't. It bothered me to see it covered with snow and ice, with nothing to protect it from the elements. By the way, you…

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Exposed Foam Is A Fire Hazard

Foam panels are great at insulating walls, but a half-done job is MUCH worse than one not done at all! Foam insulation on basement walls are flammable. Have any exposed…

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Duplex breakers to the rescue?

Nope Here's a scenario; The bathroom floor is cold, and needs remodeling anyway. This would be a perfect time to install a new tile floor with heat cables. The procedure…

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