Posts by Kleen Breeze

How to Get Rid of Cigarette Smoke Odor in a Home

LESLIE: Bill in Florida needs some help with eliminating cigarette smoke odor in a new home. How can we help you with that? BILL: My brother-in-law purchased a home lived in by a smoker of 13 years: a heavy smoker. Inundated the home with – considerably with the smoke. And we had mentioned some options…

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How to Stop Mold from Taking Hold of Your House #0514181

TOM: Coast to coast and floorboards to shingles, this is The Money Pit. I’m Tom Kraeutler. LESLIE: And I’m Leslie Segrete. TOM: And thank you for joining us on this, the Memorial Day Weekend, which for us means an extra day to do home improvement projects around the house. If that’s … LESLIE: That’s true.…

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Black Spots in Bathroom: Is it Mold?

LESLIE: Heather in Texas is dealing with black spots in bathroom. Tell us what’s going on. HEATHER: Well, I have black spots in my restroom and I’m not sure if that’s mold. And I would like to know: how can he fix it? TOM: Without seeing it, I can’t tell you but if they’re black…

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Tip to Safely Remove Black Mold from Bathroom Sink & Tub

LESLIE: Andrea from Ontario, Canada is on the line with a black mold question. How can we help you today? ANDREA: My question is regarding black mold. And it’s behind my sink. Between the sink and the backsplash, there’s a little bit of space and this black mold settles in. There’s a lot of moisture, obviously.…

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Stop Sniffling and Sneezing! 10 Tips for Allergy Relief at Home

This year’s allergy season? Nothing to sneeze at. More Americans than ever are finding themselves suffering from seasonal allergies, or are finding that their allergy symptoms get worse each year. Around the world, the intensity and length of allergy season, as well as the rates of people affected by seasonal allergies, are increasing making allergy…

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Breathe Easy: How to Keep The Air in Your House Clean

When older homes were constructed, they had lots and lots of natural ventilation, also known as drafts. Older homes provided as many as six to eight air changes every hour, meaning that the home was so drafty that all the air inside was exchanged with outside air that many times in an hour. While this…

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Well Water Treatment – What’s Needed?

LESLIE: Susan in Texas is on the line with a water question. What’s going on? SUSAN: My daughter has a country home she just purchased and there’s a 900-foot-deep water well on it. And she wanted to know, does she need to use a water softener or a carbon filter for the drinking water? And…

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Bathroom Mold: How to Avoid

How to Control Excessive Bathroom Moisture and Avoid Mold LESLIE: Now we’ve got Robin in Oregon who’s dealing with some mold issues. Tell us what’s going on. ROBIN: In our bathroom, there just seems to be a lot of moisture. I don’t know if the exhaust fan is working properly or not. On one of…

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Get Rid of Mystery Odor in Guest House

LESLIE: Donna in Tennessee has got a funky guest house. Let’s just call it that. What’s going on, Donna? DONNA: We have been in this property – on this property – for two-and-a-half years. And when we purchased the property, the guest house had tenants. And they moved out a little over a year-and-a-half ago.…

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Extensive Mold In Home? Best Plan to Remove

LESLIE: Shironnie (sp) in Colorado is on the line and has a question about mold. What can we do for you today? SHIRONNIE (sp): The pipes have broken inside the walls and we fixed the pipes and everything. Now we’ve got this problem with mildew and the mold, so we have – we want to…

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