Radon Test: DIY or Professional?

One in 15 homes has unacceptable radon gas levels and requires radon gas mitigation. To find out where your home ranks, radon test your basement, the main level, and the second story. You can easily and accurately perform a test on your own, or hire a company to do the testing for you. Here’s what you need to know. Read the rest of this entry »

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10 Mold Prevention Tips for Your Home

Homeowners have good reason to shudder when hearing, “You’ve got mold!” Mold can wreck your health and your finances: An extensive mold remediation can reach five figures. Here are 10 ways to prevent, control, and combat mold in your home. Read the rest of this entry »

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Is Your Carpet Pad Making You Sick?

Carpet pads manufactured from recycled foam products are causing unease among environmental researchers. The problem is flame-retardants added to foam padding prior to a 2005 ban. Commonly referred to as PBDEs, these flame retardants slowly migrate into the carpeting and bind with dust, which can be released into the air and inhaled. Read the rest of this entry »

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Fragrant Plants That Will Keep Your Home Smelling Good

If you’re looking for some natural alternatives to heavy-duty commercial deodorizers, try plants and herbs that you can grow in your kitchen or garden to give your home a fragrant boost. Read the rest of this entry »

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