If you have a vacation property, you may choose to have it completely disconnected from the outside world. This can include having systems for electricity like solar panels and other things that give you the small comforts of home without the need to connect mechanical systems. You will also want to have a source of potable water. This can be a well, but a well may not always be practical. Installing gutters and using a rain-collection system can be another great source of potable water for your home.…Read More »
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Have you been noticing a musty smell in your home that does not go away? This is due to moisture somewhere, which can be addressed with improvements like better ventilation, waterproofing or crawlspace encapsulation if needed. The moisture may be coming from a hidden problem in your home, and in addition to the musty smell, there may be a mold problem somewhere. Here are some of the unsuspecting places that you may want to investigate for potential mold problems that need to be addressed in your home:…Read More »
For people who are highly reactive to environmental factors, the bathroom can set off a barrage of allergic symptoms. The combination of mildew and VOCs (volatile organic compounds) that leach from plastic, vinyl and other man-made materials in the enclosed space of the bathroom can send allergies, breathing problems and even headaches into high gear. If you react strongly to mildew, musty odors or that chemical smell from manufactured products, here are four bathroom upgrades that can help reduce the effect.…Read More »