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By Joe Kenny, Better Than Your Average Joe
(Realty Executive Midwest)
Comments 4
Nope, it's not a zip code, pin number or the access code to a lock box, it is the number that can be seen on the front of American Idol contestant, Chris Madina's shirt.  Chris is from Oakforest, IL a suburb about twenty-five miles southwest of Chicago. He was featured on Fox's 10th Season of Ame...

By Michael Merino, Orland Park Ill Home Inspector
(Merino's Home Inspection & Education Inc.)
Comments 3
First, let me acknowledge that this blog will be viewed by some as being controversial. In my opinion, I think it is educational. I want to be clear that I am not accusing ALL real estate agents and home inspectors of wrong doing. But, with any group of people there is going to be those bad apple...

By Michael Merino, Orland Park Ill Home Inspector
(Merino's Home Inspection & Education Inc.)
Comments 0
  Many home inspectors advertise that they preform re-inspections. This service seems to generate several questions from both real estate agents and clients; What is a re-inspection? Why have a re-inspection? Why do you offer free re-inspections? I will try to offer my opinion on how the industry...

By Mory Matias
(Dryer Vent Wizard of Northshore Chicago)
Comments 0
All major appliances require some regular maintenance in order to operate efficiently.  Failure to properly maintain appliances increases their chances of breaking down, or causes them to labor or work harder to perform their task.  This leads to increased energy bills and a chance of an applianc...
Thankfully, no one was injured and damages were minimal due to the homeowner recently installing additional smoke detectors  Chicago, IL -- A recent dryer fire, reported in Oak Forest, Ill, located about 24 miles southwest of Downtown Chicago, could have easily been prevented with proper dryer ve...

By Michael Merino, Orland Park Ill Home Inspector
(Merino's Home Inspection & Education Inc.)
Comments 0
The EPA has designated January as "Radon Action Month". This of course is to help raise awarenss of the effrects of Radon. For more information from the EPA click here http://www.epa.gov/radon/nram/. Radon is a Radioactive Gas Radon-222 is the decay product of radium-226. Radon-222 and its parent...

By Michael Merino, Orland Park Ill Home Inspector
(Merino's Home Inspection & Education Inc.)
Comments 2
There are some older brass gas connectors (lines) that can cause injury or death. The connectors have not been made for at least 20 years, but some are still in use. The way the tubing was joined to the end pieces has a flaw that may cause gas leaks, fires, or explosions. You will recognize the t...

By Michael Merino, Orland Park Ill Home Inspector
(Merino's Home Inspection & Education Inc.)
Comments 0
Since I am new here, I need a little help about posting blogs. I am familiar with forums, but not blogs. Seems they may be similar? My main question is about submitting. There is a visibility option, what is best to use? Same question for the post options. I am actually confused by some of the op...

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