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Home Inspector - Pillar To Post Professional Home Inspections
Here I am being recognized at our January national conference for performing over 1000 inspections in the past 3 years.  While the markets in our area are down over 30% in recently, we are going strong and building for the future!   Pillar To Post Professional Home Inspections provides top-rate h...
We have been doing radon testing in Wisconsin for about 6 years now.  Mainly, we have done radon testing in Rock County, radon testing in Walworth County and radon testing in Jefferson County, WI.  In that time, it is always interesting to see how the results of our testing go.  We have found tha...
While most people have heard of high-efficiency furnaces, many struggle with how to explain the differences between different types of furnaces. Here is a link that gives a pretty straight-forward description of the different types of furnaces.  If you have any customers that want to be better in...
I was with a building contractor the other day and he was asking whether or not compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) were actually any better for the environment.  He was talking about how there was a problem with disposal of the light bulbs because of the mercury content in the bulbs. Focus on...
Crawl spaces seem to draw lots of different opinions on whether to be vented or sealed.  Do they let moisture in or keep it dried out when vented?  How about insulation?  It seems like this gets even more intense depending on what part of the country you are in. A web site that contains a lot of ...
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Congratulations to our inspector Steve and his wife Heather on the birth of their new baby girl, Samantha Grace!  Their new addition was born this past Memorial Day weekend and was healthy.  She is now at home with mom, dad, and brother. Congratulations again to Steve and Heather on their growing...
Sometimes, it seems like hiring a contractor to do work is so expensive!  After all, there are so many resources for the do-it-yourselfer out there!  However, we should keep in mind that there are many situations where an experienced eye can give us a lot of valuable information and help us avoid...
Since my last blog was on safety, how about one more? According to one recent television news special, today's smoke alarms work great for adults but are not effective in waking up children.  New England news station WHDH-TV tested traditional smoke alarms on various children from ages 1 to 11.  ...
Safety is always important in the home, especially with little people around.  There are so many hazards for those young ones to find their way into that it's a wonder we can make it through to adulthood! I see a lot of great things parents do to keep their infants and toddlers safe.  Drawer and ...

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