Entries by Janelle Allspach

A Radical Resident

Hidden Home Dangers: RADON Now, officially winter, we relish in resting and snuggling into the coziness of the indoors. But a silent invader poses a real threat to the sanctuary of our home as a healthy haven: RADON. This radical gas has grown slow attention despite being the 2nd leading cause of lung cancer. January […]

Scare Tactics and FOMO:

How to Avoid Clever Marketing Tricks and Keep a Level Head in a Spending-Surge Season. Benjamin Franklin said: “Money never made a man happy yet, nor will it. The more a man has, the more he wants. Instead of filling a vacuum, it makes one.” We’ve all been there. The moment we acquire that which […]

HIDDEN HOME DANGERS: Electrical Hazards

What you need to know to keep your home and family safe. Electricity. We depend on it, and yet take it for granted. We rely heavily on its stability, but think little of safety. Sadly, it confronts us when we are put in danger by it. The U.S. Fire Administration reports just over 6% of […]

REMODELS, REMEDIATION, AND REMEDIES

HIDDEN HOME DANGERS: BLACK MOLD. Mold is a fungus which grows and thrives in moist environments. Mold may take on various colors, which signify various types or stages of growth. In all its forms, it becomes dangerous when inhaled or ingested. It simultaneously grows on and decomposes organic matter. Mold, especially black mold in particular, […]

How Drought Affects Your Home

Why Gutter Cleanings are essential~ even in a drought. When weather conditions run dry, more is affected than just your lawn and plants. The trouble runs deeper and broader, affecting wildlife, ecosystems, soil, and foundations. Wikipedia defines drought as: “an event of prolonged shortages in the water supply, whether atmospheric (below-average precipitation), surface water or […]

Back to School: A Lifetime Endeavour

As Summer stubbornly nears its end, September ushers in another year of school education. Young ones anxiously endeavour to expand their minds, growing and learning, shaping them into future adults. As adults, we recognize that true education never ends. We constantly learn and grow from experiences, training, and life. Albert Einstein said: “Education is not […]

Empathy for Enthalpy

We are all looking for ways to save money. Challenging our energy consumption thinking can really pay off. Enthalpy, or the energy measured in thermodynamics, may seem a strange visitor to a discussion of your home’s energy consumption. But a brief breakdown of heating and cooling gains and losses will leave you well equipped to […]

Economizing is a Community Mentality (Buy Local, or Bye, Local)

How you can economize by supporting local business. The definition of economize is: to spend less; reduce one’s expenses. Economizing means: to practice economy; avoid waste or extravagance. Economizing is on everyone’s mind. When it comes to economizing around your home, reducing one’s expenses of home includes heating and cooling, as well as repair or […]

Making Amends

Using Negative Feedback to Make a Positive Change. Nobody enjoys criticism. But constructive criticism can be helpful and transformative if it is 1) Valid, and 2) Honest. As a service company, we rely heavily on feedback to keep our finger on the pulse of the company. We ourselves must be open and honest to that […]

When Is Fast Too Fast?

In a Post-Pandemic world, we may find ourselves living with one finger on the panic button, leaving us in a constant mindset of hurry. Or, we may have settled into the polar end of complacency and apathy. Life extremes have created an air of instant gratification, live for now mentality. Marketing has exploited this trend […]