Musty smell from washing machine

Published on August 9th, 2012 | by Henri

Q.   I have a 4-year old Kenmore clothes washing machine. I use it once a week for regular laundry (no oily or heavily soiled clothes). After each wash, there is a musty odor when I shut ... Read More

Crawl space

Insulating a crawl space

Published on July 26th, 2012 | by Henri

Q.    We will be replacing the insulation in the crawl space of our secondary home which is located 20 feet from a lagoon. We’ve had major renovations and an addition done to the home so the ... Read More


Algae on roof

Algae stains on roof

Published on July 26th, 2012 | by Henri

Q. I have noticed, over a period of time, some ugly black stains on the roof of my 55-year-old Cape Cod here in N.J. The roof faces north. I thought there was a mildew problem. One ... Read More

Paint, stains

Painting a bathtub

Published on July 23rd, 2012 | by Henri

Q. We would very much appreciate your opinions and advice about the practicality of painting (spray/brush/roller?) a 50-year-old cast iron, porcelain-coated bathtub using epoxy enamel. We know about such plastic covers as Bath-Fitter, etc. but we ... Read More

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