how to get rid of black mold

How To Get Rid of Black Mold

For good reason, many people worry about mold in their homes and residences. Exposure to mold and mildew contributes towards some health concerns, such as congestion or eye, throat and skin irritation. Recently, our team discussed how to get rid of mold by understanding why it grows. Additionally, most importantly, people are concerned about various…

Fall Home Maintenance Checklist

Fall Home Maintenance Checklist

As we watch the sun fade and temperatures gradually drop, we turn our attention to the fall and winter months ahead. Yes, we still have plenty of sunny days and outdoor activities, but cold temps and wintery mixes will certainly be on the horizon. As a result, now is the time to prepare our homes…

How a programmable thermostat saves money

How a Programmable Thermostat Helps Save Money

According to Energy Star, the average household spends more than $2,000 a year on energy bills? Additionally, homeowners spend about 50% of their energy costs on heating and cooling needs. Fortunately, programmable thermostats help maintain energy consumption, which helps save about $180 a year by properly setting and maintaining a programmable thermostat. In particular, regions…

Experts Share Insulation Installation Tips

14 Expert Insulation Installation Tips

At A.Johnson, we believe in the benefits of cellulose insulation. Insulation strikes the perfect balance of high performance while mitigating heating and cooling costs. However, proper insulation installations must occur for homeowners to enjoy these benefits. For example, our method of spraying or injecting cellulose into cavities at high densities ensures that it achieves a…

Time-Tested Ways to Spot & Fix Water Leaks in Your Home

Time-Tested Ways to Spot & Fix Water Leaks in Your Home

Did you know that water leaks increase your expenses as a homeowner? For example, a leaking toilet typically leaks between ¼ and 1 gallon per minute. As a result, the leak creates about a 50% increase in quarterly water usage. Interestingly, this small leak translates to roughly 8x more water usage than an average residential…

What do sump pumps do?

What Do Sump Pumps Do?

Did you know that roughly 60% of American homes routinely deal with below-ground wetness? Plus, many more families simply deal with flooded and wet basements. Also, wet basements filled with moisture likely leads to mold and mildew growth. As a result, many homeowners rely on sump pumps. But, what do sump pumps do? How do…

fight mold with uv technology

How to Fight Mold with UV Technology

Mold is a common issue in any home, and it’s a problem that may be about to get worse. Between humid days and regular thunderstorms, summertime creates the perfect moist conditions to spur the growth of mold. If left untreated, mold can damage your home’s structure and potentially pose a danger to your family’s health.…

Protect Your Home Against Hazardous Air Quality

Watch Out for Hazardous Air Quality

Interestingly, little is known about indoor air pollution. Much of what we know about air pollution and its role in hazardous air quality relates to outside condition. In fact, recently the New Yorker conducted a comprehensive look at indoor air pollution and the potential dangers lurking in our homes. The article concluded with a stark…