Let’s take a trip back to the kitchen.

About a week ago we talked about a grease fire on the kitchen stove and how to extinguish the flames.  Check back to one of our earlier blog posts and check out the correct steps to take should if you have a grease fire at.  It really is important and deserves your close attention whether you live in Orange, Vermont or Orwell, Vermont, it is important!

We did more research and found that the overwhelming majority of house fires are caused by two things:

Using spray foam in the basement

Yesterday we talked about insulating the basement and the conversation was active, thanks everyone for joining in!

In yesterday’s blog we limited the conversation to the use of Polystyrene Rigid Foam panels.  If you don’t know it by its real name (Polystyrene) then you probably know it as “Foam Boards” or “Foam panels.”  These are typically pink or blue in color and they are used everywhere.

What’s going on down in the basement?

So, is spring is around the corner?  Here in northern Vermont the temperatures have been rapidly climbing across most of the north country.  Much if not all of the snow is gone.  Let’s not forget that today it is the first of March and spring has not arrived!  This is still a great time to be thinking and working on keeping your home here in Vermont warm and comfortable in winter.

Power Panel

Yesterday we took another look at the Electric Meter that is on the outside of your home.  We did get a call pointing out that occasionally the Electric Meter is not always mounted on the side of the house.  There are other available locations:

What’s the best kind of heat?

Today we are going to take a look at a system of heat that was used virtually everywhere but, has become less popular in recent years.

We are talking about Steam.  Virtually everyone is familiar with The Radiator that brought heat into all the rooms of a house.  Look at today’s photograph, that is The Radiator that was typically in every room of the house.

Every home will need heat!

Several days ago, we talked about the tasks your carpenter will need to do inside the home. 

Today let’s take a look at one of several ways to heat your new home.  Almost always the plumber is also your heating technician.  When you are ordering your new home from Vermont Modular Homes you will need to decide how you plan on heating your home.  This is not an easy question as there are so many options available to you.

How much work is there for the carpenter?

Many times, the first job for the carpenter is to build the stairs down to the basement.  We talked about this yesterday and the obvious reason for building those stairs first is a safety concern.  Going up and down on a ladder is not as safe as using a set of stairs.  But, now that those stairs are done it is time to start on the finish work.

And you will also need a carpenter.

On your job right now you have the excavator guy outside with his machinery building all sorts of things.  And, one of those tasks is to dig a trench for the underground power so that the electrician can have the power company energize the house.  While the excavator and the electrician are busy, down in the basement the plumber is busily connecting all kinds of pipes so that the mechanicals of the house all work.