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Mike S says,I just moved into a house & one outlet didn't work. I used my tester & none of the lights came on. It's not a switched outlet & it looks like it is hooked up right (black & white wires going to the right places) To view the rest of this article click here
 1. If you're choking on an ice cube simply pour a cup of boiling water down your throat. Presto! The blockage will instantly remove itself. 2. Avoid cutting yourself when slicing vegetables by getting someone else to hold while you chop.For more amazingly simple home remedies click here
A few days ago I published an article on my home inspection blog that illustrates the hidden dangers of microwave ovens. Here is a snippet of the article below. We've all heard stories about eggs & potatoes exploding in microwave ovens. Those stories are true because as the food cooks, pressure i...
Ground-fault circuit interrupters (GFCI's) help to prevent electrical shocks by shutting off the current as soon as an imbalance in the hot & neutral is detected. Current codes require GFCI protection on all kitchen & bathroom outlets & in other potentially damp locations like basements & garages...
At least once a week I will find a dryer vent that is torn or disconnected somewhere in the crawlspace. A dryer venting into the crawlspace will introduce a significant amount of moisture into this area & this is never a good thing. The quickest & easiest way to check to check to see if your drye...
I did an inspection today on a home that had been dewinterized & had the utilities turned on the day before, problem was, the TPR valve on the water heater had been opened for winterizing & never closed, so when the water was turned on it continued to flow out of the TPR drain for approximately 2...
There is the possibility for the switch handle to be placed in the OFF position when the switch is still in an ON (closed) position. This may result in the potential for PERSONAL INJURY OR PROPERTY DAMAGE. This Notice is applicable ONLY to 30 Ampere and 60 Ampere General Duty Safety Switch Catalo...
I recomend going to the CSST settlement site & getting familiar with the situation, the settlement outcome, & the fact that this will now be an item in a lot of home inspections that buyers will have questions about.
Home Seller's InspectionsIf you're like most Clarksville Tn home sellers, you have probably lived in your home for more than 5 years. It is in these last 5 years some major changes have occurred in the sale process of a home Sellers Disclosure.The biggest change is the requirements of providing a...
What is a Home Inspection?What is a home inspection?A home inspection is a visual inspection of the structure and components of a home to find items that are not performing correctly or items that are unsafe. If a problem or a symptom of a problem is found the home inspector will include a descri...

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