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Are you prepared for winter?

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Hello everyone, The temperature is 22 degrees this morning. Is your heat on at least 55 degrees? Is your water pump still on. Did you leave a window open when you went back to the city? These are some things you need to think about as the cold weather approaches. In the past twenty-five years we have restored and dried out hundreds of homes in southern Vermont that had been flooded due to broken pipes that were caused by the before mentioned conditions. It is also cheap insurance to contract with someone local to check your home once a week during the winter season for any problems.This past summer we have been extremely busy cleaning up mold infested homes. There doesn’t seem to be any shortage of these related claims in the northeast. If you have a basement,finished or not,chances are you have a high humidity problem. Old school thought was to open up basement vent windows and let the air blow through during the summer and close them in the winter. Hey folks, you are letting all the damp.humid air into your house. The rule today is to install a dehumidifier that is capable of drying the basement down to at least 50 % r/h. The dehumidifiers I sell work down to 45 degrees and are available with a pump out kit. No more dumping buckets. So, close the windows and control the indoor enviroment with a dehumidifier. This will eliminate your mold issues. Of course if you have a water intrusion problem that is another matter. Any mold questions can be answered at  If you have air quality issues in your home that has a hot forced air heating system, you need to have it cleaned and disinfected by a professional cleaning company. Not some fly by night operation. You can find out the right answers to ask at  Many  people experience running noses,difficult breathing and itchy eyes during the heating season. It is because when the blower kicks on it circulates all the pollen,mold,etc that is in your duct work through out your home. Get the system cleaned and it will make a world of difference.

Well, those are some tips for you to get prepared for winter, hope we don’t see you for emergency services but if you need us we will be there. Stay warm ,enjoy the snow and I will talk to you later. Peace Don


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