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The American Society of Home Inspectors® (ASHI), founded in 1976, is North America’s oldest and most respected professional society of home inspectors. ASHI’s goals have always been to build customer awareness of the importance of a quality home inspection and enhance the professionalism of home inspectors…

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency provides helpful information concerning risks to human health and the environment. You can find out about
Asbestos,
Carbon Monoxide,
Drinking Water,
Lead,
•••Protect Your Family from Lead in Your Home,
•••The Lead-Safe Certified Guide to Renovate Right,
Mold,
Radon,
WaterSenseSM: Efficiency Made Easy

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has a number of guides to help you understand your home such as the
Pennsylvania Citizen’s Guide to Radon, or the
Septic System – Homeowner Operations and Maintenance

Delaware Healthy Homes is a series of online resources provided by the State of Delaware, Department of Health and Social Services, Division of Public Health. The series includes information about
Asbestos,
Carbon Monoxide,
Drinking Water,
Lead,
Mold,
Radon

The  Federal Trade Commission (FTC) works for the consumer to prevent fraudulent, deceptive and unfair business practices in the marketplace and to provide information to help consumers spot, stop and avoid them, including in areas of
Home Improvement

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Learn about
Overheated Clothes Dryers Can Cause Fires,
Heat Tape Guidelines in Wake of Zoo Fire

The National Fire Protection Association is the world’s leading advocate of fire prevention and an authoritative source on public safety…

Home Improvement Consumer Information.  The Pennsylvania Home Improvement Consumer Protection Act requires that all contractors who perform at least $5,000 worth of home improvements per year register with the Attorney General’s Office.  A home improvement contract is not enforceable against a consumer if it does not include all of the information required by law…

Federal Pacific Electric (FPE) panels.  There are millions in use, and they have UL labeling. How could they be as bad as the rumors we were hearing? – An article by Douglas Hansen & Redwood Kardon…

Eastern Subterranean Termites are present throughout Pennsylvania and often damage structural timbers in buildings, according to the Department of Entomology at Penn State…

The American Forest & Paper Association, Inc. — Prescriptive Residential Wood Deck Construction Guide provides guidlines on building a safe, sound and code-compliant deck.  Be sure to consult your local building code official for permit requirements, etc…

Attic Access in Garage: Policy and Interpretation, published by the City of Owatonna, Minnesota provides details on how to construct an attic access panel that meets the requirement for separation between the garage and the residence. This separation is intended to slow the spread of fire from the garage into the house and its attic.

My friend, Tom Feiza, Mr. Fix-it, is a “recovering” mechanical engineer and a real life fix-it guy.  Tom worked for over 20 years in the construction, maintenance and operation of large facilities.  He shifted from engineering to become Mr. Fix-It, helping people with their home operation, maintenance and repair problems.  I am pleased to offer links to a series of articles written by Tom that I believe you will find helpful in maintaining your home…

“KEEP YOUR BASEMENT DRY” by Mr. Fix-It
“IN CASE OF EMERGENCY: Things everyone in the household should know” by Mr. Fix-It
“JUST FIX IT – The Absolute Best Repair Products” by Mr. Fix-It
“FOGGED UP? Clearing the Air About Window Condensation” by Mr. Fix-It
“THE ICE DAM COMETH!” by Mr. Fix-It
“SQUEAKY FLOORS” by Mr. Fix-It
“TOP ENERGY-SAVING AND COMFORT TIPS” by Mr. Fix-It
“INSULATE YOUR ATTIC (But Don’t Stop There!)” by Mr. Fix-It
“RESTORE YOUR ALUMINUM OR VINYL SIDING” by Mr. Fix-It
“REPLACE YOUR ASPHALT SHINGLE ROOF” by Mr. Fix-It
“REPLACE YOUR FURNACE” by Mr. Fix-It
“FINDING STUDS” by Mr. Fix-It
“KITCHEN CABINETS: Replace, Re-face, Refinsh or Paint” by Mr. Fix-It

ATTIC AIR LEAKS AND ICE DAMS, a guide published by the Minnesota Department of Commerce. Ice dams are just one problem associated with attic air leaks or air bypass.  Follow the recommendations in the guide to reduce moisture accumulation in the attic and reduce the risk of damage to the building…

The Rohm and Haas Paint Quality Institute, a source for non-branded information on paints and painting. Here to ensure that you have the resources and tools to plan every aspect of your project, whatever the reason you’re looking to pick up a brush…

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