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Improving Air Quality in Your Complex, Home, or Development

Person Inspecting Home with Magnifying Glass

Be it our home, or workplace, most of the air we breathe in our life, we breathe indoors. That is why the quality of the air inside a complex, home, or development is incredibly important, for both the tenant and building’s health. So, for any owner or developer, improving it should be a top priority…. Read more »

Summer Heat and Roof Damage

Most people rate spring and summer as their favorite seasons of the year, but if your roof could talk, it would likely have a different opinion. The summer heat, in particular, can be particularly hard of your roof, especially if your home has traditional shingles. While the signs of heat damage can sometimes be seen… Read more »

Avoiding Frozen Plumbing

One of the perils of owning a home during the freezing cold winters is the possibility of a frozen pipe. Pipes that run through unheated spaces, such as crawl spaces, attics and garages, or along exterior walls with little insulation are susceptible to freezing during the cold winter months. Worse, if the water in the… Read more »

Maryland County Leading the Way on Radon Testing

We’ve discussed the dangers that radon can pose to homeowners throughout the country, but the laws that govern how and when radon is tested are not uniform across every state or even in individual counties. As we continue to look at radon as part of National Radon Awareness Month, we take a closer look at… Read more »

Attics, Ventilation and Mold

Mold growth is something every homeowner should be concerned about, but one of the problems with mold is that it can grow in so many different places. While you may be experiencing symptoms of mold inhalation, you may not be able to clearly identify mold as the problem. In fact, many homeowners are surprised to… Read more »

What is the difference between boiler radiant heat and electric radiant heat?

What is the difference between boiler radiant heating and electric radiant heat? While the main difference is the source of the heat, water vs. electric, there are many more subtle differences that can determine which kind of heating is best for the room or entire home. Boiler Radiant Heating Boiler Radiant Heating requires your home… Read more »

Radon Testing: Protect your Lungs and Your Family

  According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), radon is the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers. What’s more, radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer, and is responsible for approximately 21,000 deaths as a result of lung cancer each year. Unfortunately, many of these deaths are ones that could have possibly… Read more »

Get a mold inspection before it’s too late

Having mold in your home can be a major nightmare. It can spread like wildfire, from damp places like your basement, up through your kitchen and living area. It can also spread downward from the roof boards in your attic down to bedrooms and bathrooms. Before it’s too late, mold has infested your entire home…. Read more »

New Radon Data from IEMA

The Illinois Emergency Management agency has now released their new website which includes all of the radon test results and radon mitigation installations in Illinois.  It is a great website and has data up to 2011.  Check it out here .  Just click on your county and you can see the radon levels per zip code.

New law requires Illinois day cares to post radon test

We harp on this blog sometimes about the dangers of radon, and how Illinois residents should test their homes for radon. Well state legislation has taken note. Beginning Jan. 1 2014, day care center across Illinois will have to show proof their facility has been radon gas tested within the last three years as part… Read more »