For years, the flexibility and durability of asbestos made it a staple in building materials, flame-retardant fabrics, and even car brakes. But due to the dangers of asbestos exposure, the EPA banned its use in commercial materials in 1978. When asbestos fibers are damaged or deteriorate, they
The New Year has arrived, and with it, an endless list of ways to make 2019 better than every year that comes before. But self-improvement isn’t the only way to achieve health and happiness. When you make your 2019 New Year’s resolutions, don’t forget these New Year’s resolutions for your home. New
From charity events with decked out Christmas trees to extravagant light shows, the holiday season in Atlanta keeps its residents holly and jolly until well past New Year’s. It takes a lot of preparation to make events like Garden Lights, Holiday Nights go off without a hitch, but the Botanical
A contractor with an eye-catching photo gallery may win major points with homeowners, but what matters most in home renovations goes beyond what the eye can see. Renovations usually involve demolition, which causes major ramifications for homeowners who choose the wrong contractor for the job.
Last month, Reuters uncovered a dangerous lapse in lead safety on army bases that left thousands of military families — particularly young children — at risk. Military housing is meant to provide a safe haven for the men and women who risk their lives for this country. However, recent data shows
For the historic homeowner, nothing beats the thrill of revitalizing, reimagining, or restoring a diamond in the rough. Buying a historic home presents more challenges than purchasing newer real estate, but older houses are sturdily built with architectural details that give them a unique appeal.
No matter how skilled you are at home restoration, it’s easy to fall short when it comes to lead paint abatement. This was a lesson Chip and Joanna Gaines learned the hard way. This summer, the beloved stars of HGTV’s “Fixer Upper” were brought under scrutiny for violating the EPA’s Toxic Substances
Metro Atlanta has experienced a torrent of rainstorms this summer. Rain doesn’t just put a damper on your pool plans, it also encourages mold growth in your home. Mold grows anywhere there’s moisture, so the more it rains, the more you’re at risk. Improper mold removal can lead to health