Entries by Charles McGuckin

MOLD: QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

WHAT IS MOLD? Mold is a natural part of environment that can be found almost anywhere, including inside your home. It is a fungal growth that thrives on moisture. Some molds are common in the household and present no danger to the structure or its occupants. Others can cause severe damage to your home and […]

10 Easy Spring Maintenance Tips

General preventative maintenance extends the life of your home and catches minor issues before they become major issues or health hazards.   Check the gutters to ensure they are still affixed to the side of that house -snow, ice, and water can cause them to pull away from the home. Clean the leaves out of […]

4 Common Areas of the Home Where Mold and Moisture Occur

Bathrooms             Ensuring proper caulking around showers and tubs is one of the easiest and simplest ways to prevent water from leaking around surrounding areas. Any areas of cracked or damaged caulking should be removed and new caulking applied. The P-trap under your sink should be checked often, this is common area for a slow […]

What Is Radon and Why You Need To Test

“Radon is a health hazard with a simple solution” (epa.gov)   Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States, and the number one cause of lung cancer among nonsmokers.   Radon is an odorless, invisible radioactive gas that forms from the natural breakdown of uranium in soil, rock, and water. […]