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Tips to Combat Humidity When Painting Indoors

If you are planning to paint the interior of your home, you may not realize that the weather can affect the final outcome. Humidity and temperature in particular can result in uneven coverage, improper drying, or future bubbling. The following tips can help you avoid major issues. Tip #1: Monitor humidity levels High humidity, most common during extended rainy periods, can make it very difficult to paint well. In general, you want the humidity level to be between 40 percent and 60 percent.

How To Inspect Your Sewer Line After An Extreme Rain Storm

With winter here, home owners all over the country are being subjected to extreme weather. Heavy rain, wind, and large amounts of melting snow can cause damage to the earth surrounding your home, potentially unearthing or crushing pipes in the process. If you've recently been through a bad storm, it's a good idea to have your sewer line checked out. Check For Problems Indoors The first signs of a sewer line problem can usually be detected indoors.

A Guide to Choosing Environmentally Responsible Methods and Materials to Build Your New Home With

If you are ready to build a new home and would like for it to feature as many energy-efficient materials as possible, it is important to be aware of your options from the ground up. For instance, by modifying the construction of the crawl space under your home, less air will leak in or out of that area and you can expect to see lower heating and cooling costs. In addition, if you opt for your home to be made of recycled stainless steel, you could be saving the lives of up to 50 trees.

4 Tips To Keep Your Oil Furnace Running All Winter Long

Does your home use an oil furnace instead of a more modern form of heating? If so, you will want to keep up with a regular maintenance plan to ensure that your system continues functioning properly throughout the long winter to come. Here are four oil furnace maintenance tips that will hopefully help keep you and your family nice and toasty in the months ahead. Periodically Check for Black Soot Finding black soot on the outside of your oil furnace is not good.

3 Things Homeowners Should Be Watching For In Their House

As a homeowner there are many things you should be doing to make sure that you are protecting your home. You should be checking the gas line, watching the water use to make sure there are no leaky pipes and much more. One of the most important things you should be watching is the electrical use. If there is a potential problem with the electrical wiring in your house, you could be at risk for a house fire or electrocution.