How to Tell if the Home You are Interested in Needs Asbestos Abatement

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by Cheney Hines Asbestos was once an extremely common material used in building homes. It can be contained in insulation, shingles, flooring, ceiling tiles and even in flashing, siding, cement and joint compound. A majority of homes built through the 1970s contain at least some asbestos somewhere in the construction. Even some newer homes still […]

DIY Series: How to Install Windows

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by Cheney Hines If you live in an older home, the presence of lead in your paint and asbestos in the walls can be a serious problem. These substances were commonly used as recently as the 1970s, before we realized how dangerous they were. Chips from lead paint or airborne fibers from asbestos can lead […]

How to Prepare for the Arizona Monsoon Season

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by Cheney Hines The Arizona Monsoon season — June through September — is coming for homeowners in the Southwest, and it is time to get ready. It is important to defend your home against the driving rain, pounding winds and environmental damage that can result every year from these weather events. Be organized and use […]