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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

Too Much Roof Snow?

Can my roof collapse from too much snow load? It’s possible, but highly unlikely. Since about 1950, cold climate states must adhere to engineerin

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

What Is Ventilation?

Ventilation is not just air blowing in through an open window and it certainly isn’t the bathroom fan turned on to get rid of a bad smell.  In a

4 Top Tips to Keep You & Your Home Safe for the Holidays

What is the #1 cause of house fire? The answer is electrical wiring. During the holiday season wiring to Christmas lights and trees are particularl

Knock Knock…What’s Leaking?

My plumbing pipes bang since I installed a new front loading washing machine. Many people who have installed similar machines have the same questio

Getting The Heat On

How do I prepare my furnace for winter? Great question and even better timing! The quick answer is, except for checking a few basic items, you don

MN Inspectors Represent the House

What does “the home inspector represents the voice of the house” mean? Typically, MN home inspectors are contracted to inspect the home for eithe

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