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Attic Ventilation

The primary purpose of Attic Ventilation is to remove moisture. Let’s be clear, though attic venting will remove some heat, the primary purpose for ventilation is to remove moisture, not heat. When I refer to “moisture” I am referring to water vapor. When water vapor condenses it turns into liquid water. Excess moisture in the…

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Flushing your water heater

Flushing your water heater regularly can increase the life of the appliance by removing gunky settlement that can rot the bottom of the tank. !!! I don’t recommend starting this process on a tank older than 5 years of age. Corrosion may have started in the bottom of the tank.        Flushing the…

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Wall cracks

    Hi All, I got an E-mail from a past client (2015) about a crack in the ceiling, asking if it could be structural. Generally wall cracks are not a sign of structural issues (though a structural issue may very well start the cracking) but of movement in the wood. Wood expands and contracts…

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Traps

TRAPS   Have you noticed any foul odors in your basement that you just can’t get to the bottom of?  It might be sewer gases coming in to your home.  Every plumbing fixture needs to be equipped with a trap, which is basically a dip in a pipe that water fills up.  This water sitting…

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