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Roof Streaks

What are those blacks streaks on a roof? Though often attributed to an accumulation of dirt, mold or mildew; the most common culprit is actually a blue-green algae known as Gloeocapsa Magma that is spread by airborne spores. While algae growth does little to damage...

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Smoke Detectors

Smoke detectors are recommended to be replaced after 10 years. Modern smoke detectors are white and usually will turn yellow when it is time to have them replaced. To know for sure, you should check the manufactured date on the back of the smoke detectors and replace...

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Air Conditioning Refrigerant

Most air conditioners use one of two types of refrigerant: R-22 and R-410A. If your air conditioner was manufactured before 2010 then there is a good chance it uses R-22 which is starting to increase in price. The US has agreed to phase out R-22 due to the damaging...

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Incandescent Light Bulbs

Lighting accounts for 30% to 50% of a buildings energy use or about 17 percent of total annual US electricity consumption. 90% of the energy emitted by incandescent bulbs is in the form of heat, only 10% is in the form of light. This means that not only is money...

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Washing Machine Hoses

                   What would you guess is the number one cause of water damage to a home? Did you guess tornadoes, rainstorms or hurricanes?  It’s hard to believe but it's broken washing machine hoses. Left undetected, a broken washing machine hose can quickly flood...

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