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Winter Storm Damage Checklist

After winter storms, check around your home and apartment for possible leaks that can lead to mold in the future.

By Susan Busler

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Mold Control: Home Inspection Checklist

Guidelines for inspecting your home for sources of moisture and steps for control.

By Jeanne Brandt, Susan Busler

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Care and maintenance of wood shingle and shake roofs

Maintenance is essential for the performance of wood roofs. Roofs need to be regularly cleaned of all leaf litter, conifer needles, and debris to limit the growth of organisms such as mosses and lichens. Cleaning solutions, surface treatments, fungal and moss control materials are also discussed.

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Living with termites in Bend!

I am trying to assess whether my exterminator is giving me accurate information about termite activity in Central Oregon. I am a new home owner of a house built in 1936. Termite activity was discovered during inspection and the exterminator sprayed. 2 months later we found a live termite colony in a...

By Amy Jo Detweiler