Top home health hazards you need to know

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Purchasing a home is a huge investment. This explains why you should have a home inspected before buying it. Unfortunately, after purchase, most homeowners forget that houses just like people require routine check-ups to prevent various structural problems. As you know, prevention is the best cure as far as owning a home is concerned. Have a look at piping, foundations, and roofing to ensure your investment is well-protected. The following are some health hazards that can be found in a home.

Home health hazards

Mold

tg23wedf72wed982ol22If leaks are left untreated, the mold is likely to grow. It can also grow in hard-to-reach areas that are not well dried. It is possible you have seen it in the bathroom. Remember that mold likes places that have a lot of moisture. Moisture is found at sources of leaks, which can happen if you have an old piping system. In fact, even a small leak can create a conducive environment for mold to grow. Eventually, it will cause a lot of structural damage if foundations collapse or are eaten away. Also, the mold is a serious health hazard due to mold spores. In fact, in extreme cases, evacuation has been done by the government. It is advisable to hire a qualified home inspector to detect leaks and other health issues.

Radon

It is estimated that radon kills over 30,000 Americans every year. It is known to cause lung cancer. In fact, it is the second rated cause of lung cancer after cigarettes. Decaying uranium found in soils causes radon. It is available naturally in the air. However, it is not considered to be a serious health hazard unless it is trapped inside a house. Radon leaks cause a lot of radon to be inhaled, which becomes a serious problem.

Asbestos

t2g3wedfc762wed89k2The majority of homeowners do not give asbestos much thought with the new homes. However, houses that were built in the 1970s still have asbestos. If you are planning to renovate an old home, you should have it inspected for asbestos first. This is because it can cause fatal respiratory diseases and even lung cancer. You should have asbestos removed by experts before they get disposed.

Lead-based paint

Lead-based paints are no longer sold in the market. However, some of the products imported contain lead in their paints. In fact, lead-based paints are a serious concern when they are ingested. In fact, they can cause lead poisoning.…

Choosing the right landscape contractor

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A beautiful lawn or garden can transform an ordinary home into a spectacular one. In fact, quality landscaping increases the value of a home. Thus, you can enjoy several benefits that come with a beautiful landscape. However, getting a beautiful landscape is not an easy task. You need to hire an experienced landscape contractor. The following are some top tips for choosing a top contractor.

Finding a landscaping company

Do your homework

tg23erdf7hedf8k2ol22You must find out about the local contractors and even compare the different services they provide. You may need to avoid professionals that offer unreasonably low prices. Rather, choose a contractor with experience in offering a broad range of services that are related to landscaping. Moreover, the company should provide you with references. Other than this, you should check their websites, social media, forums, and review websites.

Know what you need

You should have a clear picture of what you are looking for. Inform your contractors what you expect from them. It is advisable to put your wants and needs on paper. Then you should compare the various services provided by various contractors.

Consider several options

You are free to choose from a broad range of contractors. Remember that they are different based on several factors, such as service areas, specialties, size, and price. Another thing to note is that these companies are also called as landscape design contractors, landscape maintenance companies, and lawn care firms. Therefore, you should search for all the above terms when looking for landscaping services provider online.

It does not matter what firms call themselves, consider hiring only skilled contractors. These factors can help you choose whether the company to hire is worth or not:

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  • Samples of past work
  • Satisfaction guarantees
  • Experience
  • Professional memberships

Ask around

In any business, previous clients are quite important for success. Therefore, you should talk to your friends, neighbors, and family members for recommendations. If you come across negative reviews, you should consider digging deep to know what caused such negative experience.

Personality traits

Your landscaper may have all the needed skills, but if he or she has poor communication skills, you are likely to have a bad experience. The following are some personality traits, which you need to consider when choosing a contractor:

  • Understanding your needs
  • Willingness to work with you
  • Creativity
  • Patience

For your project to become successful, you should find the right landscaping company. The above tips can be of great help to you.…

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