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The Silent Killer: Why You Need An Upstate NY Radon Inspection!

Radon is becoming a hot topic these days, especially for people that are buying or selling a home. What is radon? It is a colorless, odorless gas that is released as uranium and thorium decay. What are the effects of radon? It is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States with an estimated 21,000 deaths a year. This is second only to smoking. Should you be concerned about radon? Absolutely YES! Should you be afraid of radon? Absolutely NOT! With knowledge comes power. Knowing you have a radon problem is half the battle. Radon is all around us in low levels. We live with it in our world and our bodies have learned to deal with radon in low levels. If you find that your home has high levels of radon, you can then do something about it. It is one of the easier fixes in your home. And while radon mitigation isn’t cheap (average cost of around $1,500), it is a solid, long term fix. Some basic Q&A about radon: How can I tell if I … Continue reading

Our House

Our House! It’s a very very very fine house. With 2 cats in the yard along with bats in the attic, mold in the basement, water intrusion through the foundation, rot on the trim. Is that a gas leak I smell? Is the house insulated properly? Is that a hazard that could cause a lawsuit? Ah yes! Our house, is a very very fine house. Our home is our castle. It is where we go to in order to feel safe and secure. And generally it is. But there are always those things around the house that may need a little attention. Keeping our homes safe, secure and running smoothly is a job that we all signed on for when we bought our home, whether you realized it or not. Here is my personal tale about My House. (My wife said I could call it my house. I really just work on the place.) 23 years ago, my wife said, “Honey!” (And you’d think a man of my intelligence would know that when the wife starts off with, “Honey!”, I’m … Continue reading