InterNACHI gives an easy overview of the tax and inspection implications of your investment property. Know how to use and manage these larger assets.
Some homes and climates require additional humidification (you read that right, not “de-humidification). But humidifiers have a host of dangers they introduce. To know whether humidification is best for you and your family, read here.
Brownfields are land sites that once held certain industrial and commercial contaminants. Though the name is distasteful, these lands can be cleaned and reused under certain conditions.
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Often we get questions about airborne testing results. Here’s a sample:
Here we see that the exterior sample (#3) serves as the “control” value for the home, while the laundry room (#1) and the master bathroom (#2) are the “experimental” values.
With this understood, interpreting the tables becomes easier. The outdoor air has considerably more total spores (420 to 110 and 44), but the master bathroom air has the “water indicator” spore chaetomium, which indicates a more serious moisture issue in the walls, floor, and/or ceiling.
We recently received the Certified Indoor Air Quality Inspector from InterNACHI. Find out more here.
Controlling moisture is the only way to control indoor mold growth, and controlling it also helps with pests and other issues.
You may not know that the following activities and appliances add moisture to indoor air:
- Running dishwasher
- Drying firewood indoors
- Standing water in the foundation/crawlspace area
- Showering and running the tub
- Humidifier use
- Venting clothes dryer indoors
By watching your in-home use of these items, you can better monitor your indoor moisture.
Installing a new shed roof that attaches to your existing medium-slope roof? Consider following this diagram to ensure that the transition sheds water correctly:
Though we don’t see much stucco in this area, here is a helpful diagram of the proper step and kickout flashings for a roof intersecting a side wall: