What’s the Best Basement Dehumidifier? Hint, It’s Not a Dehumidifier at All!

The best basement dehumidifier to reduce moisture in your home isn’t a dehumidifier at all, but a basement ventilation system. Surprised? Many homeowners don’t realize that basement ventilation systems provide more than moisture control when compared to basement dehumidifiers. Advantages of Basement Ventilation Systems Over Basement Dehumidifiers Basements are notoriously damp spaces, and most homeowners are familiar … Read more

DEHUMIDIFIERS WON’T PREVENT BASEMENT MOISTURE PROBLEMS. VENTILATION REMOVES DAMP AIR AND CONTAMINANTS

Moisture problems in basements are a widespread issue. The American Society of Home Inspectors estimates that 60% of home basements in the U.S. have moisture related issues. Problems resulting from a wet basement are numerous, and while many are obvious (bad smells, unsightly staining, problems with mold or mildew), some of the biggest issues are harder to … Read more

ALERT: UNSAFE LEAD LEVELS IN NJ HOSPITAL WATER

In February 2017, Englewood Hospital in NJ sent out a letter to all patients who had spent time in the hospital during the past one and a half years (from 9/3/15-1/12/17), to offer patients free blood lead level testing to determine whether they had been effected by the excessive lead levels in the hospital’s tap water. The … Read more

6 TIPS TO KEEP YOUR HOME COZY FOR THE HOLIDAYS

The holidays are a crazy time of year, but also one of the most joyous. While during other seasons the home is a place of everyday chaos, around the holidays, it’s where good friends and family gather to be social and share a meal. Try to make your home festive and welcoming during the season … Read more

OUR 5 SECRETS FOR ENSURING YOUR HOME’S AIR IS SAFE

Since you spend lots of time at home, if your home’s air quality is poor, then the health of you and your loved ones will suffer. You may notice symptoms such as worsened asthma or headaches. Especially if mold is growing in your house, poor air quality can have even more serious effects. Air Quality … Read more

HOW TO IDENTIFY EXCESSIVE MOISTURE IN YOUR HOME

You expect your home to be a comfortable place to live, but you have a hard time enjoying it when you run into moisture problems. Excessive moisture in your home can cause several issues. The foundation can develop cracks and sags, which spells long-term trouble for the property. You could end up needing to fill cracks in the foundation … Read more

SPRING CLEANING TIPS FOR A HEALTHIER HOME

The ritual of spring cleaning has been going on for centuries. Although most of us no longer have to throw open the windows to get rid of the buildup of grime from whale and kerosene oils used during the winter months, there are many other good reasons to clean your home when spring rolls around. While you’re … Read more