Archive for September, 2017
First day of fall and we are getting ready for lots of changes. In many parts of the country, home owners who have swimming pools in their backyards are faced with the task of pool maintenance as they prepare for colder nights and the end of the swimming season. Even in location where the swim season is mostly year round, pool companies recommend extra attention to the details of pool maintenance as the seasons change.
Pool contractors in different parts of the country offer a number of service plans to help their customers take the best care of their investment. In most cases, for instance, home owners with swimming pools and outdoor Continue Reading No Comments
While some areas of the United States may be more prone to high radon levels than others, it is estimated that 1 out of every 15 homes in this country may have dangerous levels of this odorless, toxic gas. These would be homes with radon levels that are at or exceed the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s action levels.
An Example of Dangerous Radiation LevelsIf a home has levels of 4 pCi/l, this family would be exposed to an enormous amount of radiation. This would be the equivalent of about 35 times the amount of radiation allowed by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission if they were standing next to a radioactive waste site’s fence.
Radon Testing and Inspection ServicesThere are both short and long-term tests available to determine radon levels. Short-term detect
If you believe that there may be radon present in or near your home, it’s important to contact a residential radon testing service as soon as possible. Radon, which is a toxic, odorless gas, can only be detected and treated by a qualified contractor using specialized equipment.
The Prevalence of Radon Throughout the United StatesThe United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) reports that approximately 1 out of every 15 homes within this country have amounts of this gas that are either at or exceed their action levels. The US EPA also indicates that almost 1 out of every 3 homes on Indian lands located in 7 states have levels that exceed act
According to the 2016 U.S. Houzz Bathroom Trends Study, 46% of renovating homeowners cited good lighting as the most important feature in a master bathroom. Why? It’s simple. The bathroom is where most people spend the majority of their time getting ready for almost any occasion in their life — from the average work day to a date night or night on the town. Both men and women have activities often completed in the bathroom that require good lighting: for men, it’s shaving. For women, it’s makeup. Of course, these are far from absolutes, but rather, common trends. That being said, there are a number of reasons to consider modern recessed lighting as an alternative to traditional lights.
Modern recessed lighting adds an aesthetic appeal that transcends the simple light it provides. The fixture itself make
Home renovation projects are old hat. Add in a new rug here, install a new faucet there. What about the underappreciated yet no less important features that deserve more attention? Lighting is something we interact with every single day, yet many homeowners overlook how a new lighting installation can change how they look at their home…literally! Bright lights and mood lights and designer lighting can all be customized as easily as any shower curtain. Even better? They can positively impact how you feel and bring your home’s interior design together in ways you never thought possible.
Let’s shed some light on why you should go the less-traveled route next time you’re bit by the renovation