Doug Ness on the Boise Real Estate Radio

Doug Ness, the owner of Ness LLC, shares his knowledge about water and mold issues in the home  on the Boise Real Estate Radio with Mike Turner and Jared Cozby. http://boiserealestateradio.com/boise-real-estate-radio-6112

Gutters

Allowing water to collect under your home is a big mistake. To make the problems worse, water in a crawlspace or basement is almost never a ‘quick-fix’ situation, but easy moisture prevention may start where you least expect it, the roof. Around the perimeter of every roof should be a gutter system. Gutters do more […]

Why Save Water?

Saving water sounds great, but is it worth all the hassle? What hassle? Saving water doesn’t have to be a pain. In fact, saving water is the same as saving money, both immediately and in the long run. Cutting back on water consumption can be as simple as being aware of what you’re doing every […]

Roof Damage

When it comes to roofs, there are really only two kinds: those that leak, and those that don’t. This may seem like a simplistic way of looking at it, but if corners are cut there is a good chance you may end up with a repair bill totaling as much as the roof itself. Always […]

Winterizing Your Home

[image_frame style=”framed” height=”415″ width=”600″]http://www.nessllc.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/Winterize.jpg[/image_frame] Winterizing your home may seem insignificant, and it may easily get put on the backburner. In the past you may have been through winters without damage to your home. If this is the case, wonderful, you may already have some winterizing in place; however, there are always unexpected events. The temperature […]

Mold: Cause, Effect, Solution

[image_frame style=”framed” height=”415″ width=”600″]http://www.nessllc.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/mold.jpg[/image_frame]   Mold is part of the natural breakdown process of organic matter, so why does it seem like so many people are afraid of it? Mold can create bigger issues than ruining your old pizza. The EPA breaks it down as follows: “Molds produce allergens, irritants, and in some cases, potentially […]

Is Your House Safe from Fire?

[image_frame style=”framed” align=”left”]http://www.nessllc.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/Safe-From-Fire.jpg[/image_frame]   “Residential structure fires represented approximately 85 percent of all fire deaths and 77 percent of the injuries to civilians in 2009. Between 2000 and 2009, an average of 2,919 civilians lost their lives and another 14,081 were injured annually as the result of residential structure fires” (firesafety.gov). Though the risk of residential […]