#RADONFREE Campaign


Eliot Neighborhood

Map of indoor radon risk levels for NE portland Radon Map

Environmental Works LLC is proud to be launching our #RADONFREE campaign! This campaign is a community service outreach program that helps Portland homeowners be informed about the dangers of radon and get their homes tested.

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How to Protect Yourself From Equifax Hackers


Ask Carolyn Warren

Equifax, one of the three big credit bureaus, announced that hackers have illegally accessed 143 million Americans’ private information. This security breach occurred between May and July and was discovered on July 29th. Equifax has said it will notify all victims, but if you’d like to be proactive, here are steps you can take (with caveats).

Protecting Your Online Security: Actions to Consider

  1. Send a letter through the good, old-fashioned USPS mail requesting a copy of your free annual credit report. Look for anything that should not belong there, such as a new account you did not open or a hard inquiry you did not authorize.
    Caveat: Do not order your credit report through the Internet, because in doing so, you would give up important legal rights.
  2. Enroll in Equifax’s one year free monitoring service.
    Caveat: They will not help you repair your credit, only monitor it.
    Second Caveat: By…

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A Tiny Complicated House


The Hermit in the Desert

Today I visited my first tiny house. I’ve been fascinated by these little homes for several years now, but this was my first time actually walking through out. I went with a friend of mine who, along with his wife, are also aficionados of simpler ways of life.

20170820_122929_resized-Tiny House

The new community is in the Northwest section of Charlotte, NC, well outside of the metro area. The community, if it comes to fruition, will exist across the street from an elementary school.

The first thing that struck both of us was how large the “tiny” house was, and this wasn’t even the large version of the model. The 493 square feet unit you see here begins at $89,950. But for only $14,000, you can add 100 sq. ft. For $20,160, you can add 144 sq. ft., and for a measly $23,800, you can add 170 sq. ft. I’m not sure if…

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