A Comparison of Sealed Crawlspace Options

Very often a home has a crawlspace that for a variety of reasons does not manage humidity well and needs to be modified to close, encapsulate or seal the space and add a dehumidifier. The question of the advantages and disadvantages of each of these methods often...

Asthma and Your Home

by Arnie Katz Q: My wife and I are getting ready to buy our first home. Both of us had asthma as children, so we think it’s likely when we have children they might suffer from asthma. What are the things we should pay attention to in terms of finding a house...

Carbon Monoxide in the Home

by Arnie Katz Q: When the serviceman came to check our furnace and get it going for the winter, he wanted to sell us a carbon monoxide alarm. I asked him several times if he found a problem that might lead to carbon monoxide getting into the house, and he said there...

Understanding Radon Emissions

by Arnie Katz Q: My wife and I are getting ready to buy our first house with some help from my in-laws. I love them, and they mean well, but they’re driving me nuts about radon and electro-magnetic fields (EMFs). When I mention these things to builders they get...