Indoor Air Cleaning

Indoor Air Cleaning

June 25, 2018

Indoor air cleaning systems are one of the most commonly used methods for controlling indoor air pollution and the spread of mold. The other two methods are source control (eliminating or minimizing the source of pollution) and ventilation. Both portable air-cleaning units for room-size applications and in-duct devices/filters that are installed in the HVAC system…

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Tree And Planter Dangers

Tree And Planter Dangers

May 14, 2018

All About Tree and Planter Dangers Trees and planters are generally a desirable feature of home landscaping, tree and planters can pose a threat to buildings in a number of different ways. Trees and planters installed too close to your structure can cause damage to the foundation or to the exterior wall causing stucco or…

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Direct Bonding Of Standard Csst

Direct Bonding Of Standard CSST

May 11, 2018

Direct bonding is required for gas piping systems incorporating standard (yellow) or uncoated CSST whether or not the connected gas equipment is electrically powered. This requirement is provided as part of the manufacturer’s instruction for single-family and multi-family buildings and required by the 2009 and later editions of the National Fuel Gas Code, the International…

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Sick Building Syndrome

Sick Building Syndrome? What Is It?

April 23, 2018

What Is Sick Building Syndrome? The sick building syndrome comprises various nonspecific symptoms that occur in the occupants of a building. This feeling of ill health increases sickness absenteeism and causes a decrease in productivity of the occupants. Occupants of a building experience acute health- or comfort-related effects that seem to be linked directly to…

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Importance Of Repairing Fireplace Cracks

The Importance Of Repairing Fireplace Cracks!

April 2, 2018

After conducting a few home inspections this past month I began to start noticing a pattern. Upon inspecting the fireplace two major issues stood out in each home I inspected: High heat caulking was missing at the gas line. Cracks at the firebox within the fireplace. Both of these defects pose a severe hazard. This…

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