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Tips On Preventing Water Damage To Your Home

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The Dangers of Hidden Mold in the Home and How to Find It

Mold (fungi) is a natural, living substance that grows in every part of the world, and is especially harmful on food, vegetation, and building materials. While visible mold can present many dangers, hidden mold in our place of residence can … Continue reading

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September is Mold Awareness Month

The U.S Environmental Protection Agency dedicates the month of September as  National Indoor Mold Awareness Month. With recent storms, exceptionally rainy weather and, of course, Hurricane  Irene, many homes throughout the country have been exposed to excessive moisture  and water, … Continue reading

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Mold: a silent killer

by  Senior Airman Christina Bozeman 94th Airlift Wing Public Affairs 8/14/2012 – DOBBINS AIR RESERVE BASE, Ga. — Mold is alive, and mold is sneaky. It doesn’t even need a constant source of water to sustain life, which isn’t a … Continue reading

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5 sure-fire ways to get termites and mold

Many homeowners consider  themselves inviting to guests. We invite friends, in-laws,  neighbors, kids, cats and even iguanas into our home — and each guest adds their own flavor as a visitor. As homeowners, however, we usually don’t know how  many … Continue reading

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3 Mold Must-Knows For Every Homeowner

By Kelsey Owen – July 30, 2012 Have you seen both raining downpours and blistering temperatures this summer? Is your home suffering from water damage? You’re not alone. While a little part of the water damage picture, mold can be an … Continue reading

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Spring into home maintenance action

A lot of people think winter is the season that really puts our homes to the test. But spring is no lightweight; it has its own set of challenges. They say April showers bring May flowers, but that’s not the … Continue reading

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Protect Your Property From Water Damage

Water may be essential to life, but, as a destructive force, water can diminish the value of your home or building. Homes as well as commercial buildings can suffer water damage that results in increased maintenance costs, a decrease in … Continue reading

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Gutter Maintenance

Rain gutters are an essential part of your home. They channel rainwater away from the house – preventing soil erosion and damage to your landscape and foundation. But homeowners often replace worn, damaged gutters with new ones, only to neglect … Continue reading

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Does Your Home Make The Grade?

As a professional Indianapolis home inspector, I have found that a great deal of the moisture problems found in homes in Indiana are caused and aggravated by improper grading or as we call it in the inspection industry “negative grading”. … Continue reading

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