Floods can occur at any time. They are a real threat in the spring as a result of melting snow from a particularly snowy winter. They can occur in the spring through autumn months from an excessive rainy season. Whatever the reason, we are not really safe from floods. While we know we should flee to higher grounds and heed evacuation warnings; we also have to return home where our houses may be, at least partially, covered in flood waters. We need to be on the alert as to how flood waters can affect your health.
Archive for March, 2019
A family in Londonderry, NH notices that the discoloring in their carpet has gotten considerably worse than when they had seen it just a couple days ago. Appearing an olive-green brownish color on their beige carpet, the customers had originally thought it was spilled coffee. They padded the carpet with a wet cloth to clean it, only to see it grow worse in the following days. The substance continued to spread, and the customers knew something worse was happening. It was time to contact a mold remediation specialist.
Spring is finally here, which for many homeowners means getting their home in peak condition both inside and out. Beyond the traditional spring cleaning, there are plenty of outdoor home improvement projects to tackle this time of year.
So you’ve decided to do some spring cleaning. (It doesn’t matter if it’s not really spring). What ever time of year it is, uncluttering your home is always a good idea. The question now is; what to do with the items you don’t readily use but definitely want to keep? Well, self-storage is always a good idea! You get a self-storage unit and you’re worry free. Not so fast, getting a self-storage unit is only the beginning. In order to keep your valuables safe and mold free, you need to know how to prevent mold and mildew in self-storage.
It’s been a long winter. The furnace has been running hard circulating warmth throughout your home for months. Recently, you feel dry and stuffed up and wonder why that may be the case. You suspect it has to do with your indoor air quality. Upon searching throughout the house for issues, you realize the air ducts need cleaning. They are full of dust and debris, so you consider hiring an air duct cleaning service.
After returning home from a long, much needed vacation you open the door to your Auburn, New Hampshire home to unload your luggage. You then spread yourself out on the couch with a cool drink in hand. You take a swallow of the refreshing liquid and lift your head. That’s when you notice it; a large spot on your ceiling. Could it be that you have water damage on the ceiling? Where did it come from? Since you’ve been gone a while, it’s hard to tell whether the moisture intrusion came from a leaking plumbing line or from seepage in the roof. There’s a way to tell. If the water appears fresh, it probably comes from a plumbing leak, if it seems dirty or causes a stain on the roof; it’s a safe bet it’s from a roof leak. Repairing this problem, whether it’s caused by a broken pipe or heavy rain, is crucial to the condition of your home.
Is your boiler ready to heat your home? Everyone wants to be comfortable during the cold winter months, including Amherst, NH residents. So in the warmer months, you prepare to turn on your ACs. In the colder months, you must ready yourselves to turn on your furnace and central heating. Proper boiler maintenance is crucial. Not only to maximize heating efficiency, but to also avoid soot damage and the need for boiler puffback cleaning.