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Mold Inspection 101: Part 2

Mold is a fungus mostly related to damp and musty areas such as bathrooms, basements and attics. Mold can grow and take hold within 24-48 hours following a water intrusion, can be difficult to identify, and if left unchecked, can result in property damage and health issues including: Allergic reactions Asthma Ongoing Respiratory Issues Why…

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Get to Know Your Soil

Healthy soil is essential to the health and vigor of your garden. This About Your House introduces the basic soil properties that influence plant growth; outlines simple field tests to identify your soil condition and provides tips if you need to amend your soil. Soil has eight basic properties. Knowing your soil type (that is,...

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Spring Maintenance

Spring household maintenance put out by Rona Now that this winter is a thing of the past, it’s important to take advantage of spring’s arrival to go over the house with a fine-toothed comb. Snow, ice, cold and the wind have possibly, without your knowledge, caused damage to your home. To know for sure, it’s…

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Spring Maintenance

Give your home a fresh look for spring (ARA) - Spring cleaning has become a ritual in homes across America. But as families focus on decluttering closets and revitalizing their indoor spaces, many overlook simple, inexpensive outdoor projects that can give a home a real "facelift" and make it look and feel like new. "Some…

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Fundamentally Furnaces

Maintenance Tips for a Gas Furnace Gas furnaces are relatively easy to operate and maintain, but they do require regular maintenance to stay in good condition. Gas furnaces can be dangerous if they are in need of maintenance and you neglect them; for instance if there is a gas leak it could be very dangerous…