Washers and dryers were involved in one out of every 22 home structure fires reported to U.S. fire departments between 2006 and 2010. Incidents of clothes dryer fires are higher in the fall and winter months and peak in January, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The leading cause of clothes dryer fires is a […]
Mold and mildew can be a problem for washing machines, especially high-efficiency washers. Such appliances use less water and require special care to prevent conditions that promote bacterial growth and the consequent accompanying odor. Mold and mildew can be easily prevented or eliminated by following a simple routine and sticking with it. After the washing […]
Dust comes from several sources and is difficult to eliminate completely. Increased dust could be a sign that it is time to change a dirty furnace or air conditioner filter or vacuum cleaner bag. Activities that produce dust (such as sanding) can also be a source an increase. Dust can also be introduced into your […]
Pictured here is a photo of a laundry room in Center City where the dryer wasn’t properly vented to the exterior because of historical restrictions. Instead of using a ventless dryer, it was instead just vented under the cabinets causing water and mold damage. Here’s the before and afters of the remediation and reconstruction.
Fall foliage is beautiful, but not when it builds up in your gutters! Take these tips into account during the cool autumn months. Have your furnace cleaned and inspected annually by a qualified technician. Keep flammable materials, including all lawn and power equipment, away from water heaters and wiring in the basement. Insulate water pipes […]
BUILDING PRESSURIZATION TEST If you are having difficulty locating leaks, you may want to conduct a basic building pressurization test to increase infiltration through cracks and leaks, making them easier to detect: Turn off all combustion appliances such as gas burning furnaces and water heaters on a cool, very windy day. Shut all windows, exterior […]
Even though we’re still in the midst of a brutal winter, preparing yourself for spring maintenance is essential. This winter has most likely caused some damage to your home, and below is a checklist of some of the items you should be doing. Remember to always to be safe and consult a contractor for […]