Tuesday, December 30, 2014

January is National Radon Awareness Month!!!

Just a Reminder.....

January is National Radon Awareness Month!!!

The Surgeon General has warned that Radon is the 2nd leading cause of Lung Cancer in the US.

The EPA recommends testing for Radon in Air and Water EVERY 2 years, as levels fluctuate from day to day, month to month and with changes in weather patterns.

If you haven't tested your home for radon within the past 2 years, it is recommended by the EPA that you contact a Radon Testing Professional to do so ASAP, as Radon IS present in every home (Yes, every home! Even homes that do not have basements) and levels will increase over time if not addressed.

Contact Pro Chek to schedule the next Radon in Air and/or Water Test at your Home and mention this post to receive a special stand alone radon test rate.

Office: 800-338-5050/203-830-4500

Tip of the week: Remove dried glue from wood flooring

Tip of the week: Remove dried glue from wood flooring

When installing wood flooring using the glue down method, excess glue can sometimes ooze in between wood planks. It's easier to remove the glue before it dries, but sometimes we don't see the glue until the following day. Dried glue is very hard to remove, but I have an effective way to remove it. Simply spray WD-40 on the affected area and use a rag to rub it off. The WD-40 will easily remove the dried glue without damaging the finish on the wood flooring.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Tip of the Day

Masonry joints that face upward (also called “sky” joints) which you may end at exterior window sill details should not be repointed. These joints experience more expansion and contraction, and are typically caulked, rather than filled with mortar. Standard mortar will not provide adequate leak protection.

The French Drain

In his 1859 book entitled “Farm Drainage,” Massachusetts lawyer and Assistant U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Flagg French described the system and people have been using them ever since. - See more at: http://www.proconstructionguide.com/how-to-build-a-french-drain/#.dpuf