Summer Maintenance Tips

Rising temperatures and long awaited sunny days make summer an ideal season for getting work done around the house. Whether you’re cooling off indoors or working on your tan, take the time to perform some simple, routine home maintenance. You’ll have a safer home if you catch problems and wear-and-tear before they become hazards. Cooling […]

Coronavirus Steps You Can Take

There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person. Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet). Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected […]

What To Do If Your Pipes Freeze

If you open a tap and water doesn’t come out, or if you flush a toilet and it doesn’t refill, chances are you have a frozen pipe. Fortunately, you can still take measures to prevent or minimize damage. Turn off your water: If you suspect you have a frozen pipe, your very first course of action […]

Protect Your Business From Water Damage

Whether it’s caused by a flash flood or a burst pipe, water damage is often unpredictable. And as a business owner, it can seriously impact your day-to-day operations and bottom line. But in many cases, there are proactive steps you can take to prevent critical delays or destruction to your property. Here are seven tips […]

Controlling Excess Moisture

Keeping moisture out of a home reduces the chance for structural deterioration, mold growth, and air quality problems. Bolster your home’s moisture resistance with these tips. Identify Red Flags Identifying and remediating issues quickly will naturally minimize damage to your home. Common signs of unwanted moisture include: Excessive, continuous condensation around windows Musty smells Standing […]

Sick Building Syndrome

Sick Building Syndrome (SBS) is a term commonly used for non-specific symptoms that are temporally related to occupancy of a particular building. When building-related symptoms are characteristic of a specific clinical entity, they are called Building Related Illness (BRI). These illnesses are varied, and include Legionnaires’ disease, building related hypersensitivity pneumonitis, building-related asthma, and others. […]

How To Allergy-Proof Your Home

Allergy sufferers have immune systems that mean well, but are a little over-reactive, releasing chemicals like histamine to get rid of normally harmless substances called allergens. Histamine triggers the body to push the allergens out, using your nose, eyes, and mouth as exit routes, which creates inflammation and general allergy-related symptoms in the process. If […]