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What Are Signs of Radon In Your Home?
Awareness of radon gas in homes is growing - and so are questions about what it is, where it comes from, and why it’s so dangerous.

Energy-Saving Tips for Winter
Here's how to reduce your heating bill this winter and save money on energy bills by sealing leaks and cleaning your filters.

Does Your Crawl Space Need a Vapor Barrier?
If you live in a home that has a crawl space instead of a basement, and you don’t have a vapor barrier, then it might be time that you consider some important changes.

How To Prevent A Sump Pump Discharge Pipe From Freezing
Learn about how to prevent your sump pump disharge pipe from freezing before winter hits.

What to Know About Commercial Water Damage
All commercial buildings are different according to plumbing and materials, but each one is at risk of facing water damage.

Adding A Bathroom To Your Basement: Special Considerations
Adding a bathroom to basement areas not only makes your life a little easier, but it also boosts your property value.

10 Tips to Help Sell a Home in Autumn
Discover some tips that will help you attract home buyers in the fall real estate market.

What is the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA)?
The Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act of 1986 (AHERA) exists to protect students and school employees from exposure on campus.

Top Cleaning Tips To Help Protect Your Family Against The Coronavirus
Experts advise taking extra steps to keep your home free of germs, not only to prevent illness but also to keep it from spreading if someone is already sick

How To Choose A Home Remodeling Contractor
Here are some things to looking for the best possible home renovation contractor.

Should you get an energy audit?
One way to make sure you’re being as efficient (and, therefore, as conservative) as possible in your energy spending is to go through a home energy audit.

Indoor Air is the Next Coronavirus Frontline
Despite the runs early in the pandemic on Clorox wipes, it may be the air we breathe more than the surfaces we touch that need to be kept clean.

Tips for Insulating Your Home During a Cold Spell
Make sure your home is well-insulated to save on utility costs and to keep you and your family comfortable.

3 Home Ventilation Tips for Better Indoor Air
Homes easily trap and contain unhealthy substances that negatively affect the air quality of the home. Here are a few ventilation tips to help replace bad air with good, fresh air!

15 Reasons Why You Need a Dehumidifier In Your Home
Household dehumidifiers are useful appliances that help maintain preferred, and healthy, humidity levels within your space

Is a Phase I ESA Necessary for Every Commercial Property Purchase?
 Lenders, and prospective property buyers, must gauge the cost of a Phase I ESA versus the probability that an environmental issue exists, which could negatively affect the value of the property.

9 Critical Tips to Read Before Kicking Off a Home Renovation
These home renovation tips will help you avoid any unnecessary problems, costs, and headaches that can sometimes come along with a remodel.

What are the Stages of a Construction Project?
There are 5 stages of construction that apply to every project, whether it’s a single family home or 50-story condo development.

How to Prevent Pipes from Freezing
A frozen water line can cause pipes to burst and wreck your home.

Pandemic and Pollution in the Hudson River Valley
COVID-19 lockdowns hindered human activity and travel, while posing an economic setback to stores and restaurants, but the lockdowns also offered a brief respite from continuous damage to the environment.

Dutchess residents may have had contact with Ulster patient; isolated

Coronavirus in New York: Data Center

Coronavirus cases hit 142 in NYS, up 35% in 1 day, Gov. Cuomo unveils state hand sanitizer

Newest Deepening Concern: CORONAVIRUS in Upstate New York
The Coronavirus also known as COVID-19 is a disturbing global development. Coronaviruses are a massive family of viruses.

Old Lead Paint on Windows Poses a Health Risk
One study found that 14 percent of lead cases in New York could be traced to renovations that disturbed lead paint.

Why is Maintenance Important for your Home?
Make minor repairs to equipment around the house, look for leaks and cracks in walls and inspect the roof, flooring and wall paints.

How To Prevent Summer Mold
Summer provides ideal conditions for mold growth in many regions of America.

Prevent a Soggy Yard with Every Rain Shower
Homeowners can take measures to alleviate localized flooding

Learn How to Locate Asbestos in Your Home
Our Guide to Asbestos in the Home offers information about asbestos, its dangers, what to do if you suspect it’s in your home.

Indoor Dampness and Mold Can Increase Asthma and Rhinitis
Dampness in your Poughkeepsie, N.Y. home can cause an increased in respiratory complications.

Many People Still Ignore Dangers of Asbestos
Many older buildings in the U.S. contain some form of asbestos in the floor or ceiling tiles, plumbing pipe insulation, roofing insulation or any combination of these.

Environmental Testing Services Should be on Your Home Inspection Checklist
Most home inspectors lack the knowledge and certifications to test for toxic substances, homebuyers should schedule an environmental inspection
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