Archive for the Environmental Hazards – Myths or Menaces Category

Go With What You Know

Approximately 90% of all structural building failures are caused by moisture. With the exception of the homeowner, moisture is the #1 enemy of the hou

Radon Testing Protocols

Does your radon tester follow the EPA guidelines? In a real estate transaction most radon tests are performed by the home inspector. There is nothing

Controlling Radon Gas

In Existing Homes: After testing for radon and if the level exceeds 4.0 picocuries, the next step is to begin mitigation. You should look for a ‘ce

No More Debate…Radon Kills

Radon mitigation is part of the MN State Building Code.  What does it mean when the MN State Building Code is modified to include radon mitigation m

Radon Gas is a Proven Danger

January is National Radon Awareness Month. Radon gas and real estate don’t mix well. The more energy efficient we make our houses the greater the r

Wet Where and Wet When

What Makes My Window Panes Wet? Problem:  The window is wet on the room side of the glass for a few weeks in fall. Solution:   Moisture has accu

My Ice Dams Are Really Bad

Icicles indicate the formation of ice dams. What do ice dams indicate? Icicles form where water is dripping from the roof when snow is melting and

Is Your Life Worth $25?

This very cold winter has been responsible for many accidents, including deaths from CO (carbon monoxide) poisoning.  These disasters might have b

6 Easy Steps To Reduce Radon

EPA does not recommend sub slab suction as the only way of reducing radon levels in your home. In a real estate transaction there is limited time t

Does Your House Breath?

I never had frost buildup on my windows before! Like many houses my 1974 rambler was in need of attention.  For the past 5 years my justification

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