Home on Low Land? How to Keep it From Flooding
If you've recently purchased a home located on land that sits lower than the surrounding area, then you need to be concerned about flooding. Even if the home has not flooded in the past, a big storm could cause water to drain into the low-lying land and then into your home. Snow melts in the spring could wreak havoc on your home, too! If you don't want to wake up to inches—or even feet—of water in your basement, then take these steps to prevent your home from flooding.
Lead Paint: Dangers Untold and Abatements Unnumbered
Lead paint was once thought to be quite safe. Cars, toys, walls--you name it--were painted with lead paint. In 1979, it became very clear that lead paint did really awful things to the developing bodies of infants and children, and it certainly was not good for adults either. If you have been informed of possible lead paint in your home, you may need all of the following information (and then some) on lead paint and lead paint abatement.