Category: Services

What is the Best Way to Mitigate Radon?

If you are a regular follower of our blog, you already know January is Radon Action Month, so let’s talk Radon!  We often get asked what is the best way to mitigate radon? As Inspectors, we routinely see depressurization mitigation systems in the field, however, there is an alternative mitigation system that we are seeing more often. We asked mitigation expert, Matt Bednarz of Connecticut Basement Systems Radon to help us understand the differences between the two most common Active Airborne Radon Mitigation Strategies, the standard Sub-Slab Depressurization, and the alternative Heat Recovery Ventilator System.

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How to keep your budget on track and your toilets flushing!

When your septic system fails, you can’t flush your toilets, take a shower, or even do a load of laundry and unlike your roof, where you can physically see the deterioration, you won’t know your septic has failed until it is too late. A common mistake that homeowners make is forgetting that their septic system is a crucial component of their home, requiring routine maintenance and care. 

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After the Ice Dams…

So we’ve had the dubious distinction of having had the coldest February in modern record-keeping times here in Connecticut, and we’re experiencing the most developed ice dams since 2011.  Neither of which should be a particular issue… It’s what next that we need to prepare for: the melting.

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Concerned About the Snow Covered Roof on Inspection Day?

Because of the unpredictable conditions in New England, roof inspections are often complicated by snow cover during the winter months. Since roofing is expensive and provides a primary line of defense against moisture damage to the structure, home inspection clients are understandably concerned…

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