Moisture Makers in the Home

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 VentingContinue reading “Moisture Makers in the Home”

Asbestos Abatement Guide

The Mesothelioma Center recently sent us Your Guide to Hiring an Asbestos Abatement Company, and we wanted Asbestos Abatement Guide as a free resource. Enjoy! Asbestos.com also has more information and resources for those dealing with the harmful, home-hidden substance.

AFCI Requirements

The newest Code-Check requires AFCI-protected electrical circuits in basically every interior room but the bathrooms. Yes, that includes kitchens. The goal is to protect the home for deadly arc-fault situations. We have updated our reports to reflect this change, and more information is available at InterNACHI’s article on Arc-Fault Circuit Interruptors. .

The Dangers of Radon

Radon is a colorless, odorless, and tasteless gas that can be harmful if accumulated inside a building. There are two main ways of mitigating this problem, the passive and the active. In the passive method, a physical barrier is laid between the soil and the foundation and a vent pipe extending from the sub-slab upContinue reading “The Dangers of Radon”