Fixing my Drafty Windows

As energy costs have increased in recent years, I have been looking at ways to save money on my utility bills.  Over the years I have been changing out my old incandescent lighting for compact fluorescent bulbs (and now LED bulbs), replacing my old appliances with newer and more efficient models, and I’ve changed over to low-flush toilets.  While these changes have made a big impact, I’m one of those people that feel that I could always do more.

One of the biggest changes I have avoided has been my windows.  They are the original windows that probably came over with the ark (yes, my house is old) and I know that they are drafty.  I had been saving up for a couple of years to make sure that I would have enough money to replace them, and this year will be when it happens.

In fact, it is happening later this week.

I had a contractor come out on Monday to give me a quote on windows replacement in Burbank and they will be out later this week to get the work done.  They figure that it should only take part of the day to replace the windows and then I’ll be good to go.

I can’t wait to see what the house looks like with new windows and how much money I will save on my energy bill.  I should not have waited so long to do this work.


Dealing with Mold Problems in the Basement

We have had a year from hell when it comes to problems with our home.  It all started with a termite infestation of our deck and has progressed to other issues throughout our home.  The worst problem so far has been the mold in our basement – it is not only unhealthy but I happen to be allergic to mold as well.

In a nutshell, it is not a good situation to be in.

So, we have been working with a mold remediation malibu to get the problem under control.  We knew that we didn’t have the skills or experience to deal with something of this scope on our own and since the issue could have serious ramifications when it came to our health, we decided to leave it up to the experts.

It just made the most sense.

Getting rid of the mold is going to be a process, but I am hoping that we will have everything done shortly and then we can start thinking about moving things back into the basement.  In the meantime, the main floor of our home is pretty crowded with the stuff that we managed to salvage from down there and I am really looking forward to getting our lives back to normal.

Hopefully we never have any issues like this ever again.