Archive for June, 2017

Why Your Home Might Need Radon Testing and Abatement

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Radon is a colorless, odorless, naturally-occurring gas that seeps into homes. It can be harmful to human and animal health and has been linked to thousands of lung cancer deaths each year. Yet people know very little or nothing about it, justifying the name ?the silent killer?. Some cities and municipalities have made radon abatement a requirement for new housing construction or renovations on existing buildings. But even if it’s not legally required in your area, radon gas testing in your home may help to save lives.

What is radon?
Radon is an inert gas that seeps into homes. It occurs naturally across the U

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Three Ways to Ensure Energy Costs Stay Low During the Summer and Still Keep Cool

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Many individuals find that energy increases during the summertime, making it difficult to keep their bill low. This creates an additional expense, and sometimes the house doesn?t stay as cool as one would like. An ac repair company can be helpful in checking the air conditioner and ensuring there are no problems caused by its use. However, individuals should try these three options before they call an ac company to review their air conditioner.

It Makes Sense to Cool Down the House Early in the Morning and Late in the Evening, and to Keep Windows Closed During the Heat of the Day

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Do You Have a Generator in Case of a Major Power Outage?

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The opening weekend of the 2017 College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska, got off to an interesting start. In addition to the Fan Fest events, the traveling display from the Baseball Hall of Fame, and the Ferris wheel coming into town, Mother Nature also brought her own kind of excitement. On the Friday before the first games, the day when everything from watching team practices to the fireworks show was free, the weather took a pretty unexpected turn. Although some thunderstorms and rain had been forecast, by 8:00 pm it was evident that this would not be a calm end to the day.
The straight line winds that were recorded in excess of 90 miles an hour brought down trees which, in turn, took out power lines across the city. Within an hour of the heavy winds and rains starting, as many as 75,000 hom

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Decorative Laminate and Other Soundproofing Choices

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When you need to soundproof a room, there are a variety of acoustic building products available. Once this process is completed, you will be amazed at the difference. Whether you want to prevent sound from entering a specific room or prevent sound from exiting it, there are a variety of available solutions to perform this task.

How a Room Is Soundproofed

Soundproofing a restaurant, musical studio, home entertainment room, or another type of space, is accomplished using a combination of 4 tactics:

  • Adding mass
  • Damping
  • Decoupling
  • Filing air gaps

Decoupling, combined with a damping compound, is recommended. This is be

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3 Signs You Need Your Septic Tank Pumped

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About a quarter of all US homes have a septic tank, which is an underground structure that treats wastewater from your home. This can include wastewater from bathrooms, kitchen sinks, and laundry machines.

Your tank works to separate waste, which includes solid waste, and floatable matter. The water-tight container helps wastewater find its way back to the soil after the solid waste and floatable waste has been removed. This allows for the harmful bacteria and viruses to be naturally removed, so it will not hurt organisms.

Every once in a while, you might need a septic tank treatment, and have it cleaned and pumped. Here are three signs to look for that can let you know that your tank needs servicing.

1. Your drains are slow

Did you know that homes with a garbage disposable are at risk of

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