Ask FRED: Why Do I Experience More Allergy and Sinus Issues in the Winter?

Hi, everyone! Winter is here. Your heating systems are running on overtime. Common questions we get this time of year are: Why is my skin so dry? Why am I experiencing more allergy and sinus issues? Why do I wake up with a sore throat? Humidity, or lack of it, is the culprit!! Heating systems typically zap the moisture out of the air, creating a …

Ask FRED: Water, Water, Everywhere… What Can I Do?

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With the extreme amount of rain in the last few months in the Metro Area, houses are certainly feeling the effects. We, at FRED, are often asked by homeowners “What can be done to help this situation?”. Before I offer some suggestions, I thought it might make sense to explain exactly what is occurring. The ground water table exists naturally everywhere. As the rain saturates …

When to Replace Rotten Exterior Timber Trim and Handrails

After a cold, rainy, and snowy winter, the exterior of your home may be susceptible to a variety of weather-born ailments.  One of the most common areas that are affected by the elements is the exterior timber often installed on residential homes.  This lumber is often properly treated to withstand the normal acclimation, but do bear the brunt of their varying environment.
Rot can be …