cambridge home inspector: Emergency Preparation - 02/02/09 05:17 PM
Emergency shut offs- What every family member should know
A basic safety plan can protect your home and family and is simple to set up. What is probably most important is to ensure that each and every member of your family is also familiar with the plan and are trained on how to operate the controls.
Your plan should include such things as locating and tagging emergency shut off's, maintaining a list of emergency phone numbers, a fire evacuation plan and a schedule for maintaining smoke detectors and Carbon Monoxide monitors.
 Safety first
If you are unsure about any of the … (0 comments)

cambridge home inspector: Preventing Ice Dams - 01/16/09 08:29 AM
Preventing Ice Dams

What is an Ice Dam?
Generally deeper snow and colder temperatures increase the formation of ice dams. An ice dam is an accumulation of ice that builds up along the edge of a roof. The eavestrough may be overflowing with ice and there may be icicles hanging from the edge.
What causes an ice dam?
Snow build up effectively acts as an insulator on the roof. Heat from the attic warms the underside of the snow and melts the bottom layer. This water then runs under the snow cover and down the roof until it hits a … (0 comments)

 

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