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Selman Home Inspection Blog offers articles and practical advise for home inspectors, consumers and real estate professionals. Selman Home Inspection services the North Texas real estate community, home buyers and sellers with, "Accurate Investment Protection You Can Trust".
Home Maintenance TipMonthly, Spring, Fall, Annual Checklist    The enjoyment and protection of your investment in a home is directly related to how well you maintain your home. Home maintenance is a homeowner's responsibility. Listed for you below are some of the items to consider as part of you...
Home Maintenance Tip - Chimneys, Rain Gutters, Grading (Chimney & Fireplace) Chimneys should be inspected for loose or deteriorated bricks or mortar. If covered with stucco or other siding, look for cracks, loose materials and peeling paint. Chimney caps should be inspected for loose or broken se...
Home Inspection Maintenance Tip - 12 Priority Safety Tasks For Home Safety There are so many home maintenance and repair items that are important, it can be confusing trying to establish which are the most critical. To simplify things, we have compiled a short list of our favorites. These are by ...
Annual Home Maintenance Inspections In a home, very few things are maintenance free. While it is a bitter pill for most homeowners to swallow, the fact is that preventative maintenance, with all the time and money it consumes, is still far more cost effective than the crisis management approach o...
Home Maintenance Tip - Attic Installed Heating & Cooling Equipment These days, it is very common for heating and cooling equipment to be installed in the attic space. Installing HVAC systems in the attic has advantages such as leaving more storage space in the living area closets.   There are sev...
Home Maintenance Tip - Window Glass (Home Safety) Safety glass and window placement are sometimes overlooked by home builders (yes, even new homes), architects, DIY replacements and replacement window companies. There are important safety guidelines to consider concerning the windows in a house. ...
Home Maintenance Tip - Smoke Detectors It always surprises home inspectors that one of the primary safety items is often overlooked, smoke detectors. These warning devices could save your life or the life of a loved one.   According to Today's Texas Standards of Practice, smoke detectors should b...
  Septic System Inspections   Selman Home Inspection provides Septic System Inspection services in Dallas County, Ellis County, Collin County, Tarrant County and surrounding North Texas including all of the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex with a home inspection. A Septic System Inspection is essentia...
Home Inspection Maintenance Tips - High Soil Levels One of the most common defects we find when performing home inspections is called "high soil" conditions. It is also one of the easiest to correct for many homes.   High soil levels are cited as a defect in home inspections when soil, fill mater...
Home Inspection Maintenance Tips - Mechanical Exhaust Vents Before about 2005, many home builders vented mechanical exhaust vents such as bathroom and utility room vents directly into the attic space. This was an accepted practice for many years.    Experience and advances in home building have t...

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