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Indoor Fall Home Maintenance Tips

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As we go through the month of September in New England, the crisp morning breeze signals the imminent end of sweltering summer days. Over the next few weeks, we will witness the charming transformation from summer to fall unfold before our eyes. As Mother Nature works her magic, you’ll want to make sure your home is prepared for all she …

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Air Conditioner Maintenance Tips

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We are a little more than halfway through July right now, and temperatures are soaring in Connecticut. Next week’s forecast shows temperatures passing 90℉. It’s incredibly hot and humid, so most of us have our air conditioners cranking!  Even when it’s cool outside, the humidity can get locked in your house and prevent it from cooling down. Air conditioners work …

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The Cost of Repairing a Foundation

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After years of research and following the foundation repair attempts and replacements due to pyrrhotite, we have discovered a few key themes and the estimated cost of fixing a property’s foundation. Crumbling Foundations from Pyrrhotite To date, we have not found a repair that has been successful related to crumbling foundations from pyrrhotite. Keep in mind that not all foundation …

Top 5 Signs of Foundation Problems

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In thousands of homes across Connecticut, homeowners are discovering naturally occurring iron sulfides called pyrrhotites in their foundations. These sulfides, when exposed to oxygen and water, tend to result in crumbling foundations. This is because the sulfates take up more space than the original iron sulfides, causing the foundation to crack.  Some homes are more susceptible to crumbling foundations than …

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Summer Home Maintenance Checklist

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Top 10 Summertime Home Maintenance Tasks It’s officially summer in New England and we couldn’t be more excited! The long days are filled with golden sunlight and the warm nights are perfect for campfires and barbecues.  If the perfect summer weather has you tempted to write off home maintenance chores, we totally get it! It’s hard to focus on cleaning …