Retrofitting a historical building successfully

As we discussed in our previous blog, living in a historic home doesn’t automatically mean its not energy efficient. We may find, however, that we want to improve the homes energy costs. How can we do this successfully, while maintaining the homes beautiful old...

Can Historic Homes Be Energy Efficient?

In the construction of new homes, building for optimum energy efficiency is often a high priority. What about those of us who live in a older historic home? These homes were built before any of the more modern energy saving innovations. Is there no way to be energy...

Could Lead be a problem in your home?

We all know how lead based materials are a risk to your health. Those most vulnerable are babies and small children. Should you be concerned about the possibility of lead in your home being dangerous? How much of a problem does it pose? Homes built around 40 yrs ago...

How to prevent water from entering my basement

With all the threats of bad weather we’ve been experiencing lately, its good to think about ways we can avoid, at least to a certain extent, water from entering our basements. Water damage and moisture is a big issue with basements and no doubt if you have one,...

Could I have mold in my carpet?

Mold is a most undesirable thing to deal with in a home. It can cause upper respiratory problems, as well as other health conditions such as skin problems, so naturally, we want to do our best to prevent its growth. One area where mold can grow is in the carpet. Here...