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Signs of Insulation ProblemsIn the winter walls cold to touch cold floors high heating costs uneven heating levels within building mold growing on walls In the summer uncomfortably hot inside air high cooling costs ineffectiveness of air conditioning system mold growing in basement
Insulating Your HouseWhile previous generations may have been content to live in drafty houses, most people now want comfortable warm houses. A healthy house today is well sealed, well insulated and properly ventilated.A well-insulated house is a bit like dressing for the weather. A wool sweater ...
How to clean up mold problems "Small areas" of mold can be cleaned with a detergent solution. Wear a mask, safety goggles and rubber gloves. Seek professional help if there is a lot of mold or if mold comes back after cleaning. Bleach is NOT recommendedThe presence of organic (humic) materials, t...
How much mold is growing?One way to know is to estimate the area of the mold.Mold is considered to cover a "small area" if the patch is no larger than a square meter. There should be no more than three patches, each patch smaller than a square meter. Clean up small areas yourself using a detergen...
What makes molds grow?Molds will grow if we provide them with moisture and nutrients. If we keep things dry, molds do not grow.High moisture levels can be the result of water coming in from the outside, through the floor, walls or roof; or from plumbing leaks; or moisture produced by the people l...
Fighting Mold - The Homeowners' Guide # 1 in a SeriesUnderstanding mold Mold can be harmful or helpful - depending on where it grows. Mold needs moisture to grow. Mold does not grow on dry materials. Mold growing inside a home can affect the occupants. Occupants can learn to recognize mold. Molds...
Before You Start Repairing or Replacing Roof FinishesAll roofs need repair or replacement from time to time. Regular maintenance such as cleaning eavestroughs and drains can help prolong the life of your roof. Periodic roof inspections will help you spot developing problems before they cause cost...
In the realestate world, do promotions or contests work if Home Inspectors put them on for example : I would like to increase business by offering local football team tickets, and timmy cards, to the realestate company that referrs the most Home Inspections. fellow AR members that are in realesta...
GENERAL HOME INSPECTION CHECKLIST If you were smart enough to hire a professional home inspector now is your last chance to think "were all my questions answered that you had for the home inspector?" Same for any questions you asked the home owner - were they answered in writing to your satisfac...