Do you suffer from a stuffy nose or itchy, watery eyes even when spending time indoors? If you have indoor allergies, take a few steps to allergy-proof your home and help you breathe easier year round.
If you’re like many homeowners, you may complain about too much humidity in the summer and too little humidity in the winter. While the weather plays a role in the humidity level in your home, it’s not the only factor. If one of the rooms in your home feels particularly moist and damp no matter what season it is, you may need a dehumidification solution to tackle the problem once and for all. Read More Keep Humidity Levels Under Control With the Help of Dehumidification >>
Cleaning up your home after flood waters have washed into your basement is upsetting, inconvenient and sometimes expensive. Keep in mind that it can be hazardous as well. Read More Your Flooded Basement: A Safety and Cleanup Checklist >>
Unfortunately, excess moisture is fairly common in the basements of Massachusetts houses. If your basement is damp and musty-smelling, you can verify your suspicions with this test: Tape a 2-foot-square section of plastic sheeting to any wall or surface where you suspect moisture may be entering or accumulating. Check it in a day or two. Any wetness indicates a moisture problem in that part of the house.
If you do find a problem, you can first try to solve it with a dehumidifier. Then examine your gutters for leaks or plugged areas, make any necessary repairs, and make sure the gutters are directing water away from your house’s foundation. Then do the plastic sheeting test again. If you still have moisture, it’s time to consider a sump pump. Read More Sump Pump Solutions >>