If you have marks on your walls, consider reading this handy guide called, “Ghosting.” And we always thought that was for not calling Mom back.
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.
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. .
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 up to the roof.
In active form, there is a setup of electric vent fan, vent pipe extending from sub slab to roof, sealed cracks in the foundation, and a system failure warning device. For detailed information about radon gas and its preventive methods go through this infographic from PropertEco.