Living in the Pacific Northwest means we contend with wet weather during Fall, Winter and Spring seasons. Wet weather ushers in mold season. Now is the time to review if your home is at risk for mold damage. The Seattle Times has a great check list of home maintenance points to check for water damage/mold. Enviroshield has a terrific interactive demo about mold in the home. An ounce of prevention now will go a long way. If you have more in-depth questions about mold in the home, the US EPS Brief Guide to Mold, Moisture and Your Home is a beneficial resource.
Owning a home means that home maintenance will be on your agenda from time to time. Here’s a useful and entertaining article (especially if you’ve ever been a parent to teenagers) about what tools are necessary for tackling those maintenance chores: The Pragmatist – The Tools You Really Need to Maintain Your Home.