People have a strong emotional attachment to water, arising from its aesthetic qualities — tranquility, coolness and beauty. As a result, most water bodies within developments can be used as marketing tools to set the tone for entire projects. A recent study conducted by the National Association of Home Builders indicates that “whether a beach, pond or stream, the proximity to water raises the value of a home by up to 28%.”Continue reading →
– The key to mold control is moisture control.
– If mold is a problem in your home, you should clean up the mold promptly and fix the water problem.
– It is important to dry water-damaged areas and items within 24 to 48 hours to prevent mold growth.
If your family gets drinking water from a private well, do you know if your water is safe to drink? What health risks could you and your family face? Where can you go for help or advice? The EPA regulates public water systems; it does not have the authority to regulate private drinking water wells. Approximately 15% of Americans rely on their own private drinking water supplies, and these supplies are not subject to EPA standards, although some state and local governments do set rules to protect users of these wells.Continue reading →