Q&A: “Should I test for radon if the home already has a radon mitigation system?”

- Insert foot in mouth. Yeah. I did the radon test, and it came back at 8. That’s over twice the EPA recommended action level of 4. 7 pCi/L. . 0 pCi/L for a real estate transaction ..More

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4 Common Tankless Water Heater Defects and How to Spot Them

- If water pressure is low, chances are there’s debris in the system. Minerals can build up in the small lines, and that can reduce water quality and pressure. Flushing it should solve the problem, and that’s a professional job with some models. If left unattended, scale can damage the whole appliance. ..More

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Bonding gas piping

- Today’s bonding requirement for gas piping comes from section 250. 104(B) of the 2017 National Electric Code (NEC), which says the following:. ..More

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Ten years of blogging

- I committed to blogging weekly on Sharlene’s site, and that’s surely what made me keep at it. If I hadn’t made that commitment to someone else, it would have been easy to let blogging fall by the wayside. Thanks to this commitment, I’ve kept at it every week, with a new blog post every Tuesday for the last ten years. There may have been a few weeks where I missed a post, but there were also several weeks where I had more than one. ..More

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Why does my floor drain back up?

- For many homeowners with old homes, it’s standard practice to have a drain cleaning service come out to auger the drain lines every year. This helps to clear trees roots out of the drain line and is done as preventative maintenance. ..More

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