WHY IS THERE MOLD ON MY CEILING?

Mold requires moisture to grow. This moisture can form when the outside elements make their way in (intrusion) or when the inside air tries to get out (condensation). The picture of mold in this situation is from condensation. Upon discovering the mold the homeowner...

PAINT: What causes paint to peal on wood siding

Recently I came across what is known as alligatoring paint on wood siding. I thought the problem might have been due to using the wrong type of paint but a quick call to Pat at Border Paint soon cleared up the real issue. Pat said that what happens is that after many...

DECK TIPS: Common Deck Seating Problem

Common bench seating structures (like brackets found at your local building supply stores) are not designed to be on decks higher then 2′ off the ground according to local building standards. The bench seats are actually considered “a climbing...

Be careful when traveling with a cell phone.

This is just a quick reminder to anyone who might be planning a trip abroad. We all carry cell phones now a days and phone companies know how to make us pay. I recently traveled to the United States and Mexico onĀ a cruise. Having experienced high cell bills in the...

The new business of trying to trick your client into buying

Have you ever been called by a telemarketer who offers you the world, only to find out that its another world. When I was in retail sales many years ago we were sent to many training sessions that drove home the concept of “trading up by trading down”....