Getting Up In The Attic

To get access to the attic, many homes will have a staircase leading up there. In other homes, however, another method of access is used to save space called a pull down attic ladder. While these will work well for attic access, they do have some shortcomings that you...

Protection Against Lightning

Having your electronics fried by a lightning strike is one of the most frustrating experiences that you can have, especially since it is pretty likely that your parents told you to unplug electronics in a lightning storm, but you didn’t listen. A lightning strike that...

A Building Material That Kills

Many homeowners have asbestos in their home and aren’t even aware. This is because asbestos was used very extensively for many years before the bad health effects were discovered. Asbestos was used in so many different applications, such as insulation, siding, and...

A Metal Eating Monster

Metals are usually considered to be very strong, but once they have been exposed to air and water, they can turn porous through a process called oxidation, but more commonly referred to as rusting. While you might not think that you have that much metal in your home,...

Rockwool Insulation

Which type of insulation is the best? There are many factors that play a role, and there are many different alternatives. You might have heard of rockwool as a type of insulation. Rockwool is a good type of insulation for many reasons. It is very dense, and on top of...

What Is That Wallpaper Hiding?

Wallpaper might not be as common as it was in days past, but it can still be found in many older homes, as well as, some modern homes where they have tried to achieve a rustic look. Wallpaper does come with some very beautiful patterns, but this is only the case if it...

To Remodel Or Not

Have you ever considered remodeling your home? After watching one of the many home improvement shows you can find on TV, you might be excited about the idea, thinking it will make your home’s value soar. Unfortunately, this is not a realistic expectation. As with...

Carpet in the Bathroom

Carpet installed in the bathroom can lead to unwanted moisture problems. Carpeting installed adjacent to the bathtub and shower will absorb water from routine use. This can lead to water-related issues such as mold, mildew and potentially rot at the sub-flooring. If...

Is Your Water Hard?

Do you have hard water in your home? No, this is not referring to ice, but it is water that contains a lot of calcium salts. Most commonly, this is caused by water that runs through certain types of mineral deposits in the ground before it makes it to your faucet....

Lightning Doesn’t Strike Twice…

If you have ever been caught out in a heavy lightning storm, you are familiar with the mix of awe and fright you can experience when dealing with this force of nature. While most of us feel safe in our homes when a storm rages, lightning could be a serious threat to...

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