How to Inspect Windows and Doors to Stop Air and Water Leaks
Feb06

How to Inspect Windows and Doors to Stop Air and Water Leaks

Inspect windows and doors regularly to stop air and water leaks that mean costly energy and repair bills. We’ll show you how. How to Check for Air Leaks A home air pressure test sucks outside air into the house to reveal air leaks that increase your energy bills. To inspect windows and other openings: Seal the house by locking all doors, windows, and skylights. Close all dampers and vents. Turn on all kitchen and bath exhaust fans....

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Tape Off the Carpet
Feb02

Tape Off the Carpet

Many professional painters will carefully slip their painting masking tape under the baseboards when painting them so as to not get paint on the carpet or other floor covering. This is a good way to be able to trim baseboards excellently and at an efficient speed, but the actual masking is time-consuming and sometimes doesn’t create a seep-proof seal between the baseboard and the carpet or other floor covering. Another method...

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