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A mold problem should be addressed immediately.

What to Fix Now

With the economy reeling, many homeowners are buckling down and deciding what projects need to be done and which can wait. HomeBuildingNet.com has a good outline of things that need to be done above all else. According to the list, the big five things are:
  1. Water problems - Water leakage of any kind can cause massive problems down the road.
  2. Septic Tank/Sewage System - Problems with a septic tank are not only destructive but pose a serious health risk to your family as well.
  3. Mold - Mold can ruin the air quality within your home. To get rid of mold, read our article on how to remove mold.
  4. Electrical wiring - Faulty wiring is a serious fire hazard. Be sure to hire a licensed electrician when addressing this issue.
  5. Smoke detectors - All smoke detectors should be functioning properly at all times.


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Recession and renovation

02/27/2009 10:39 AM DeniseH

Good tips... especially the septic tank! Having lived many years in the country, I know it's not something that you can put off. I compiled a similar list called "Why now is the perfect time to renovate your home" and posted it here: http://www.deniseholtby.com/?p=450

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DIY is a hot topic at the moment.

03/04/2009 04:15 AM usaplumbing

I have a few things that need to get fixed and no money to pay for them, so I have just been searching the internet for articles like this one, the internet is a true blessing for DIY Plumbing. Also some useful tips on this site: http://www.usaplumbing.info

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