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Turn the Water Tank Temperature Up or Down? It's a Hot Question.

Is your hot water safe? It’s not as simple of a question as you might think! Too hot and you can be seriously burned. Not hot enough and your hot water may harbor dangerous bacteria. 

What is the “correct” temperature at which to set a water heater? The question is more complicated and more debated than you might imagine. The answer depends on whether your concern is energy, health, or safety. 

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Tools to Use After Your Home Inspection

A home inspection can be overwhelming, your inspector just pointed out every flaw in your dream house and now you're left wondering if you should run for the hills! When you work with a Criterium-Lalancette & Dudka engineer, we are here for you from start to finish and well into the duration... 

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Exciting News!

After 30 years Criterium- Lalancette Engineers has been acquired by the Massachusetts affiliate Criterium- Dudka Engineers. As of March 1, 2019, the new entity will be known as Criterium-Lalancette & Dudka Engineers.

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The Many Faces of Siding

Is all siding the same? Of course not! Choosing the right siding is more than just color, design, aesthetics, and curb appeal; durability is also very important, as well as energy efficiency. When it comes time to sell the property, the right siding can up the resale value as well. Siding acts as a barrier to prevent rain, snow, wind, insects, and dust from seeping into your home. Choosing and correctly installing the right siding will make your home more comfortable, beautiful, and appealing.

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Basement Water Can Be Managed

If a house has a basement water problem, digging around the foundation, which can be an expensive and back breaking undertaking, is not necessarily a required first step to diagnosing the problem. In an existing home, how the foundation perimeter was completed is not always known.  Acquiring the “as built” plans of the home from the town is a good idea and plans are typically available from the town office.  The "as built" plans typically show what the builder ultimately completed on the property. 

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Safe and Effective Wood Stoves

There are several important safety considerations that must go hand in hand with the use of solid fuel (coal and wood) stoves.

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