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Faulty Smoke Detectors

In a fire, the issue is time. Minutes and many times seconds will make the difference between life and death. The combustible materials in our homes

Spring Water Problems

It’s time to start getting your home ready for spring. Part 2:  Leaking roofs are the second biggest problem.  Most roof leaks are caused by roo

Spring Water Problems

It’s time to start getting your home ready for spring. Part 1:  Wet basements are the biggest problem.  Most basement water problems are caused

Wet Where and Wet When

What Makes My Window Panes Wet? Problem:  The window is wet on the room side of the glass for a few weeks in fall. Solution:   Moisture has accu

There’s a Mouse in the House

Mice are colonizers...so it is very unlikely that you have only one mouse! If you give a lonely mouse the opportunity, through breeding, you will ver

The Essentials of Sump Pumps

Incorrect terminology puts a real estate agent or homeowner at high risk. When putting a home up for sale there are many details that are disclosed,

Let’s Look Closer At Deck Failure!

There are just two basic reasons for decks failing. The first is overloading and the second is improper construction. Overloading: deck failure usu

Wood Deck Failures

What happened to pressure treated deck lumber? Pressure treatment is a process that forces chemical preservatives into the wood. The wood is placed

Decks Can Be Dangerous

Deck failures are becoming more common. Why do decks fail? The most common reasons are: Old age Poor design Improper materials Overloadin

Choosing The Right Home Inspector

Look for Experience American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) is the oldest national home inspection association. It has a stringent Standard of P

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