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Homeowner's Guide to Water Quality: Drinking Water Homeowner Guide to Water Quality: Drinking Water     The United States has one of the safest water supplies in the world. However, national statistics don't tell you specifically about the quality and safety of the water coming out of your tap. T...
Electrical Safety Electricity is an essential part of our lives. However, it has the potential to cause great harm. Electrical systems will function almost indefinitely, if properly installed and not overloaded or physically abused. Electrical fires in our homes claim the lives of 485 Americans e...
 Is your home inspector blind?  Licensing of home inspectors only sets a minimum standard.  Much like being up to code, any less would be illegal.  Under this low bar, anyone can become a home inspector in California. Currently California has no regulations, test, or any requirements on who may b...
Childproofing Your Home: 12 Safety Devices to Protect Your Children About 2.5 million children are injured or killed by hazards in the home each year. The good news is that many of these incidents can be prevented by using simple child-safety devices on the market today. Any safety device you buy...
Safeguard Your Home From Burglars By Nick Gromicko, Rob London, Kenton Shepard, Brian Smith   Some interesting statistics concerning break-ins in the United States: Theft makes up more than three-quarters of all reported crime. In 2005, law enforcement agencies reported more than 2 million burgla...
Three Deadly Mistakes Every Home Buyer Should Avoid Deadly Mistake #1: Thinking you can't afford it.   Today, buying the home of your dreams is easier than ever before.  Many people who thought that buying the home they wanted was simply out of their reach are now enjoying a new lifestyle in thei...
House Numbers Ever wonder about your house number? Often, the previous owner installed the number and the new owner never had to think about it, leaving them clueless as to why it was placed where it is or why a particular color or size was chosen. These numbers are more important than you probab...
10 Easy Ways to Save Energy in Your Home By Nick Gromicko, Ben Gromicko, Rob London, Kenton Shepard , and Brian Smith Most people don't know how easy it is to make their homes run on less energy, and here at InterNACHI, we want to change that. Drastic reductions in heating, cooling and electricit...

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