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Monthly Archives: March 2018

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HVAC Issues

Problems with heating and cooling systems can range anywhere from elevated operating costs due to an older, inefficient system to hazardous malfunctions. It is important to be familiar with your heating and cooling systems and to maintain them properly to avoid any dangerous conditions or costly repairs. One of the most important things you can […]

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Plumbing Issues

Plumbing problems usually revolve around one of three things: clogs, leaks, or drips. It pays to be familiar with your plumbing system so you can minimize the damage caused by plumbing problems as well as fix minor problems on your own. The most important thing you can do is find out where the main water […]

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Roofing Issues

Of all the problems you can encounter around the house, roofing problems are by far the sneakiest. Leaks can develop unnoticed for years causing rot, mold, warping and other expensive damage. Experts recommend that you go into your attic or crawlspace at least once a year after a rainstorm to check for leaks and water […]

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Pre Purchase Inspection

If you are buying a home with a septic tank, you should consider having it inspected by a professional septic contractor. Our standard home inspection does not include this type of specialized, intrusive inspection. To properly inspect the system, the contractor will need to dig holes to access the underground parts of the system. This […]

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Most Common Defects

No house is perfect. Even the best built and best maintained homes will always have a few items in less than perfect condition. Below are some of the items we most commonly find when inspecting a home: Roofing Problems with roofing material are the single most common defect we find. Usually it doesn’t mean the […]

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How to Hire an Inspector

For most people, the purchase of a home is the largest investment they’ll ever make. Getting an independent, expert opinion on the operability of the structure and its systems is a no-brainer. But not all home inspectors have the same experience, training, or certifications – what’s more is there are currently no federal regulations governing […]

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Why Get a Home Inspection

If you are selling a home, you’ll get the highest price in the shortest time, if your home is in top condition. Almost all sales contracts include the condition that the contract is contingent upon completion of a satisfactory inspection. This is known as the inspection contingency. Buyers will insist on a professional home inspection […]

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New Home Inspection

There are good reasons to have a professional inspection performed on the brand new home you are buying. Buying a new house is likely one of, if not the largest purchase decision you’ll ever make. The whole process is fraught with emotion and stress. A professional home inspection will substantially reduce the risk for your […]

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Mold in the Home

The first thing to understand about mold is that there is a little mold everywhere – indoors and outdoors. It’s in the air and can be found on plants, foods, dry leaves, and other organic materials. It’s very common to find molds in homes and buildings. After all, molds grow naturally indoors. And mold spores […]

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Chinese Drywall

Chinese drywall, also called odorous gypsum wallboard, is an emerging issue in the community. The material, which has been identified in new and remodeled homes in Florida, and also other states, has been determined to emit chemicals that cause characteristic sulfide odors. There are also reports of health effects associated with the material. There are […]