Home Inspection 101

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A discussion of the home inspection and commercial building inspection industry. Home maintenance tips for consumers.
Much of the infrastructure in the United States is underfoot. Pipelines, conduits, wires and cables buried underground carry natural gas, petroleum products, and telecommunications, electricity, water, sewage and cable services to customers. Many times, disruption of these services is caused by a...
New paint is one of the first things to consider when looking to remake or update a room. Painting takes some elbow grease and lots of preparation time, but it isn't expensive and can change the look and feel of a room quickly. When preparing to paint, sheen is one thing to take into consideratio...
Ceiling fans circulate air. They do not ventilate a room or lower the temperature. They simply create a draft. That draft, or air movement over the skin, provides a wind chill effect on our bodies, making the room seem cooler. This can allow a person to set the cooling temperature on the air cond...
A broken air conditioning system can mean some pretty miserable summer days. Taking steps to prevent wear and tear helps avoid some of the problems and the cost of an emergency fix. For instance:Check heating and cooling filters monthly. Clean or replace as necessary. More frequent replacement or...
Found the house of your dreams and want to move quickly? Ready to accept that new job but need to sell your house first? Do you know you'll be competing with several houses for sale in the same area, in about the same price range?When you consider selling your home, a professional, pre-listing in...
April is a good month to uncover the windows and let in the sunshine. Dirty windows can seriously dull the moment, so consider a good washing first.Take off the screens. Lay them on a flat surface. Wet the screens thoroughly. Scrub lightly, being careful not to bend the material in the screen. Re...
The exterior of a home or business is just as important as the interior systems when it comes to a well-functioning, well-sealed structure. The exterior helps keep water away, preventing wood rot, mold and mildew. It also keeps out unwanted pests and helps regulate temperatures inside the home. B...
If your home is for sale, the route to finding a buyer means making someone else feel like home. Many agents suggest baking cookies prior to an open house, not always an easy order on tight timetables. It's also not impossible. You can always buy the pre-made cookies available in from the refrige...
OK, so there is still snow on the ground where I live. In fact, they are predicting more to come. But everyone I know is starting to talk about spring projects. They are anxious to stop building snowforts and start building new decks. Even though winter storms are still possible, March is a good ...
What information do you need from a commercial building inspection? That's an important question to answer when devleoping the scope for your commercial inspection. Are you purchasing an apartment complex where lots of roof leaks have been recently reported? Are you purchasing a business and the ...

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